The eye is our window to the world. We don’t just ‘see’, we ‘perceive’ when our eyes send images to the mind. A new sight forms a new ‘stage’ in the eye. The ‘blank stage’ of the eye is the looking forward of new dreams, new scenes and new days in the future…an eye that is silent like the tabula rasa will bring forth beautiful new ‘plays’ to be enacted upon the blank stage of life.
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.