No blocks of the mind are so strong that they cannot be broken by the will of Man…the Greeks worshipped and invoked Apollo as their god of music, poetry, Sun, light, archery, medicine and the arts to give strength to their effort. Hermes created the lyre for him and paeans were sung for him. In our civilization we worship Surya, the Sun god and pray for light and bless our efforts. Each wish said in prayer needs tabula rasa, every achievement requires effort but the outcome is worthwhile.
“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.