My search and stimulus
A famous artist said that the beginning and the end are from the dot. Yes! When I create a dot with my conscious mind and transform it into a line, a deep emotion arises in the subconscious mind that pulls the line hither and thither on the canvas and creates an art work out of it.
Nature, the interaction between different living beings, the creations of other artists and the various emotions that arise in my mindas a result of these find a place on my canvas.
For example, the dot that arises from the mouth of the yaliin the Madurai Meenakshi temple continues along the chest of the animal and the trunk of the elephant and finally rests in the foliage. Keeping this image in mind, when I stand in front of the mirror I see the regular formation of my rib and link its design with that of all other living beings. And this flow of life I capture on the canvas.
A large percentage of the earth’s surface is covered by water, a material so transparent and pure. The honest quality that nature has endowed upon water attracts me and probably induces me to work with watercolours. I let my emotions flow fluidly through colour and settle as forms on my canvas.
The thought that religion is the beginning and end of life has now been replaced by a scientific worldview represented by the theory of evolution that proposes that all living beings, irrespective of size or form, are all interlinked. Yet each living being is unique in appearance and way of life. Similarly all creative personalities register things that appeal to them in ways that reflect their individual sensibilities and inclinations.
In my previous exhibition, I explored the face of a human being, a life form endowed with six senses, using the form of the inanimate auto. Inspired by the poetry of all forms of life, I embrace life and continue my quest in myriad ways.