Mixed media on canvas (60"x48"). 2013.
- The most enigmatic - The god of
ambiguity, paradox, contradiction. He has the ferocity to
destroy the universe but meditates with the calmness of a
yogi. This is the challenge I faced when I sat down to
compose my first Shiva painting:How to portray both
extremes. I used the tiger head to project ferocity and
the Trident behind the meditative Shiva to signify his
battle readiness. With the third eye, the crescent moon,
the Ganges, serpent, rudraksh, ash covering and so much
more, Lord Shiva offers unlimited opportunities to an
artist. I will continue to explore them. On the auspicious
day of MahaShivRatri, here is my first Shiva painting.