Friday, April 11, 2008

Girl and Owl, Ink and pencil on paper, (8" x 8" )


Saw this beautiful idol of Goddess Sakhmet at the MET. Its one of the most sublime images ever

Goddess Sakhmet, 12th Century New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, Amenhotep III
A lion headed Goddess  , originally a warrior goddess, then believed to be the daughter of the Sun God, Eye of Ra, fiery destructive . Her name means The Mighty One. Its said that her breath created the desert.
She was sent down by the Sun God to slay mortal plotting against him, and became so enthusiastic about her task that she near slew all of humanity, Re prevented this by tricking her into drinking large quantities of beer which had been coloured to look like blood. The intoxicated Goddess had to abandon slaughter and all of humanity was saved.  Also seen as a special goddess for women, ruling over menstruation.

Sakhmet waiting , Ink on paper, (8" x 8")

Sakhmet dreaming of owl dreaming of Sakhmet 
Ink and paint on paper, (8" x 8")

Monday, April 07, 2008

Zen Story

A man traveling across a field encountered a tiger. He fled, the tiger after him. Coming to a precipice, he caught hold of the root of a wild vine and swung himself over the edge.
The tiger sniffed at him from above. Trembling, the man looked down to where, far below, another tiger was waiting to eat him. Only the vine sustained him.
Two mice, one white and one black, little by little started to gnaw away the vine. The man then saw a luscious strawberry near him. Grasping the vine with one hand, he plucked the strawberry with the other.
How sweet it tasted.  

Art Attack

Toto Dreaming, Ink on Paper, (8" x 8")

Conversation between Girl and Nilgai, Ink and pencil on paper, (8" x 8")

Me, Ink and pencil on paper, (8" x 8")

Once Upon a Time...(hic), Ink and pencil on paper, (8" x 8")

Red telephone sitting by my bed- 1, Ink and pencil on paper, (8" x 8")

Red telephone sitting by my bed- 2, Ink and pencil on paper, (8" x 8")

Monday, March 10, 2008

a post from elsewhere


New york and Toronto 2007

A church in Manhattan

Raat-ko, MOMA

Shirley leaf

at the MOMA

Halloween woman, NY

Halloween people, NY