Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Returning water to the earth

Parva - Book of Queens © Amruta Patil 2010

6 comments:

Kabir said...

Please explain a little the painting connected to returning water...
In this age of bombings and mayhem such a picture needs to be/is perhaps, a symbol of transcendence, transformation?
Or is it better left unexplained?

amruta patil said...

One of the narrators of 'Parva 1' sees the battlefield of Kurukshetra as being (among other things) a great exercise in returning primeval water back to where it came from - to the earth.

For all the dark streams that leave his nose and head, the man in the pictures lies in tranquility and fortitude. the body language of someone at a blood donation camp.

I also thought that the 'returning water' (an idea beautifully used in Frank Herbert's 'Dune') echoed the last few entries' preoccupation with drying rivers and plundered resource. we will need to give back. this way or that.

indisch said...

Is this on paper? I see fine print in the background.

amruta patil said...

yes, fine print is of the essence :)

Ahimaaz Rajesh said...

This work in progress is a joy to behold

I'm posting a link to an artist's page below. Not precisely related, still

Ahimaaz Rajesh said...

Dune illustrated:
http://pulphope.blogspot.com/2009/10/muad-dib.html