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Saturday, June 22, 2013

তর্পণ (Torpon)

Mixed media 24" x 30" - A tribute to the master, Paul Jackson Pollock.


 Torpon or tarpan is an Indian ritual of remembering and paying respect to late gurus / ancestors/ deities by offering water (symbolizing life force).


Thanks to my family and dear friends, now, I can offer this commentary:

As you see, she is not just a woman (who doesn't have the rights to perform torpon according to practiced Hinduism), she is shaved too i.e. suggesting the sacrifice of a monk, her accentuated front hands ... shaped like heart, suggesting homage is what matters not gender. Notice there is a straight line dividing her (not proportionately), the indication of duality of one's nature (didn't like to play with the ordho-narishwar/ half-man-half-woman concept here). She doesn't gaze at the moon, who brings peace to her heart, that which, she lavishes to her dear Earth. She doesn't look at us/viewer as her intent is to completely feel the emotion of gratitude, that is borne from the understanding of her progenies' gifts... She is naked to judgements of her imperfections, with the calmness within. Notice the side hands, they suggest praying pose outside of Hinduism i.e. the act of Torpon is for all humanity.


8 comments:

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Arunangshu Chakraborty said...

Great work!!! Carry on bro!

Arunangshu Chakraborty said...

Great work!!! Carry on bro!

Ayan Roy said...

wwwooowww...just awesome.....so beautiful concept and mix of colors

Anonymous said...

Love the vivid colours of background and almost unicolored focus

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