ELEMENTS:

The human body according to traditional wisdom is made of five elements (water, earth, fire, air, and ether or space). Body, mind, and spirit stays in harmony if these five elements are in balance. This series of paintings (Elements) is dedicated to this fine balance -one of the keys to healthy mind, body, spirit complex.

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  • ETHER (Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis)
    • Mysterious, unknown, unseen, yet connects everything in the universe. Many theories, none explains it all. Open to interpretation.
      I chose Northern lights or Aurora Borealis to represent this element.
    • The universe is a reflection of who you are, represented by the reflection in the frozen lake in lower half of this painting. The quote I chose resonates with me. I believe, we are on a journey to discover ourselves.
      • Acrylic painting.
      • Stretched Canvas – 18x14inch.
      • Colors- metallic glacial blue, metallic green, mauve, black, grey, hint of gold and rose pink.
      • Finishing- triple coat of premium gloss varnish.
      • Unframed- ready to hang (no framing required). Hardware to mount on wall is not included.
  • AIR (Alveolus and Sky)
    • It was quite interesting that when I was thinking of painting ‘Air’, Alveolus came to mind in sky blue color. I will try my best to articulate why.
    • We will need to start at basic anatomy. A pulmonary alveolus is a hollow cup-shaped cavity found in the lungs where gas exchange takes place. “A typical pair of human lungs contain about 300 million alveoli (plural for alveolus) producing about 70 m2 (roughly 750 sq ft) of surface area for gas exchange” (reference – Wikipedia). Alveolus is the basic unit in the lungs that we use to breathe and where life giving oxygen is absorbed into the body. This is also the part most susceptible to corona virus infections (interesting!).
    • This painting is shaped like the alveolus but painted in the sky blue color representing the sky. Sky is not technically air, but we tend to think of sky when we think of air. That was the genesis of this painting.
    • I used a very faint color of glacial blue with other colors representing clouds (faint purple, rose, white, hint of gold). The numerous cells in this painting best describe the texture and qualities of the alveolus.
      • Acrylic painting.
      • Stretched Canvas 24×18 inch.
      • Colors- metallic glacial blue, light mauve, hint of gold and rose pink.
      • Finishing- triple coat of premium gloss varnish.
      • Unframed- ready to hang (no framing required). Hardware to mount on wall is not included.
  • EARTH (Obsidian and Sandstone)
    • One of the things I absolutely love about painting is the process of how something comes together. For this next painting in my “Elements” series I had to think about how best to represent “Earth”. I thought about nature, woods, mountains, and many other things before settling on Obsidian and Sandstone.
    • I wanted to capture both the core and the surface of the Earth in this painting. “Obsidian and Sandstone” was born from that idea. Center of this painting represents Obsidian (core), with Sandstone on either side (surface). Obsidian is formed when lava extruded from a volcano cools down rapidly. What could represent the core of Earth better than that! If you have ever visited Yellowstone Park and seen the massive obsidian mountain, glittering beautiful silvery black, you can relate to this.
    • The second aspect included in this painting is the Sandstone (think Grand Canyon). The layers of the sandstone are depicted in this painting. Sandstones form 10-20% of the sedimentary rocks which are most common rocks on the surface of Earth.
    • To give the weathered look to Sandstone, I had to carefully break some cells at the right time (not too soon otherwise it would have been too many cells, not too late otherwise the painting would be too dry and the paint would lift off the canvas.
      • Acrylic painting.
      • Stretched Canvas 24×18 inch.
      • Colors- light sky-blue, faint lilac, a hint of gold and rose pink.
      • Unframed- ready to hang (no framing required). Hardware to mount on wall is not included.
  • WATER (Ocean Wave) – This is an Acrylic pour painting using Dutch pour technique on 20×16 stretched canvas. The painting has ocean blue colors with metallic platinum added to give illusion of depth and dimension to the wave. The painting also has an illusion of movement with the play of different shades of blue and metallic platinum.
    • Acrylic painting.
    • Dutch pour technique.
    • Stretched Canvas 20×16 inch.
    • Colors- three shades of ocean blue, white and metallic platinum.
    • Unframed- ready to hang (no framing required). Hardware to mount on wall is not included.
  • FIRE (RED CORALS) – This is an Acrylic pour painting using Dutch pour technique on 20×16 stretched canvas. Colors used red, orange, yellow and gold on white to make red Corals that represent “fire” or root chakra. It stands for strength, motivation and willpower.
    • Acrylic painting.
    • Dutch pour technique.
    • Stretched Canvas 20×16 inch.
    • Colors- Colors used red, orange, yellow and gold on white.
    • Unframed- ready to hang ( no framing required). Hardware to mount on wall is not included.