Once while working for the Hindustan Times' newly launched HT City... sometime when the 1990s were turning into the 2000s... I had this brilliant (at least I thought it was, then) idea that I should have a column where I imagined myself in the Delhi of the future, a place that had moved on from being an overgrown mofussil town to a sort of sizzling New Age Vatican. I wanted to call the column 'Deja View' but my Editor thought it too dense and convoluted and suggested 'Future Shockers'. I agreed, although reluctantly, and so was born my first very own newspaper space from where I could rev up my time machine and go visit the future. This here is the first of my Future Shockers and also the last of my artworks accompanying it :)

I have called this work 'Kali' and it's made of X-ray sheets, plastic feeding bottle and LED lights (Dimensions: 8 inches X 10 inches X 3 inches). Kali is inspired by my visit to some Aborigine sacred sites around Sydney. The Aboriginal culture to me seems highly evolved and sophisticated as it had learned to see (and comprehend) the 'deep structure' of our existence on earth... and had in its own unique way tried to answer questions of birth, life, death and the beyond. To me this very closely relates to our own Tantric (left-hand path) version of life, death and liberation or rebirth. Why I've called this work Kali is because it represents a loving, nurturing aspect of the goddess who is mostly represented as dark, vengeful and bloody. The bottle analogy came into play after the birth my son, Kazuo, who was very kind to lend me one of his bottles for the work.

These are pictures of the Australia India Cultural Exchange show that opened in Delhi yesterday. The show was titled 'KINDNESS: UDARTAA' and it showed the works of over 100 artists, writers and musicians.

Acrylic on canvas
30 cm X 30 cm (each)



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