Even in the midst of heat and dust, joy or sorrow, good or bad times, a friend always helps one to grow and clear one’s mind. Your friend is your other ego, your ‘self’ mirrored. A friend brings solutions not problems; he/she is your own ease of living. The world literature is full of glorious examples of friendship, but what we see here is the simplicity of its expression. Your friend helps you to reach a tabula rasa of the mind.
From the series titled “Tabula Rasa…for a new beginning”!
Tabula Rasa in Latin means a clear slate, and originates from the Roman tabula or wax tablet used for notes, which was blanked by heating the wax and then smoothening it, to give a tabula rasa. In Psychology, it relates to the theory that at birth the (human) mind is a “blank slate” without rules for processing data, and that data is added and rules for processing are formed solely by one’s sensory experiences. And so in order to reach for his goals and desires, despite the setbacks that one has faced, one needs to clear his mind to reach a tabula rasa and start afresh. In this series, the artist has exhibited pictures those describe the meaning of ‘Tabula Rasa’, ‘before it is reached’ and ‘after it is reached’ in the human mind.