1) REVISITING: Spring (Vasantha)
The first season, Spring, is concerning the act of revisiting. I known as it an antidote to abandonment. I’ve an estranged relationship with my works, whereby I don’t come again to them as soon as they’re completed, and I can’t even have a look at them at occasions. I can’t sit with them or speak to them both, however there may be all the time a way of celebration and pleasure at any time when I do see them as a result of each is a residing entity in itself.
Here, in a cathartic second, we get to a spot the place every thing is overwhelming and all of it appears to sink into the bottom; our protagonist sits with this heaviness. In my work, there are spiral patterns symbolic of time, and on this one, the stag symbolises shifting on to the subsequent season.
2) HIBERNATION: Summer (Grishma)
Summer is about hibernation – lullabies and the world of desires. As I relaxation, I attempt to take in inspiration from all types of issues and areas round me. Dreams play a significant function in my visible dictionary; I usually borrow from my desires, and quite a lot of issues in my life make sense to me due to my desires.
The tapestry of flora within the picture is a metaphor for a dream – branching and rising out of me. The protagonist is clay-like, earthy – buried underground like a seed. The community of mycelium grows throughout because the protagonist takes every thing in, hibernating. There just isn’t a lot exercise, simply absorption – soaking within the environment.
3) POSSESSION: Monsoon (Varsha)
Monsoon stands for possession. Sometimes, I simply really feel just like the “blue one”. It’s an expansive sensation; I actually really feel as if my whole identification will get dissolved, however then lightning strikes and a channel of concepts – inspiration – pours by me. I turn out to be a vessel that holds this inspiration.
I’ve tried to image our protagonist strolling from the summer time sleep into the ocean and laying down there. This is the second when the protagonist is possessed.
4) THE DANCE: Early Autumn (Sarath)
Early Autumn’s dance is an extension of the possession. It’s the act of making artwork. Ferocious moments settle into delicate, swish dance poses as concepts take kind. It’s a state of frenzy, a state of trance, however that’s solely Early Autumn.
5) HOME: Late Autumn (Hemantha)
Late Autumn is about coming house. I don’t assume that artistic endeavors are ever full; you merely select to desert them at some extent. You select to cease engaged on them, however you do it while you really feel the time is correct. In Late Autumn, I absorb my whole universe of labor. It all comes collectively, and the panorama seems like house.
6) PENANCE: Winter (Sisira)
Once the act of creation occurs, exhaustion takes over. There are questions, doubts, discomfort, and it instantly feels just like the frosty winters – extraordinarily chilly and unforgiving. I’ve realised that the one approach to make peace with that is to have a look at all the interval as one among penance – the stage of pollination earlier than bloom – the place I’m not forcing myself to devour issues and am as an alternative looking for silence in myself and my environment. I might evaluate it to an extended interval of meditation. But Winter can also be concerning the hope that I’m going to revisit the acquainted and transition into Spring.