Beyond each gate is a castle. In each castle are mirrors those reflect the today; treasure chests, those keep the dreams of tomorrow; and alleys, those are the hidden paths to that beautiful tomorrow. Let the gates to your heart’s castle be opened to beautiful tomorrows …make the birds of your dreams fly …let not an overactive mind stop you from reaching your goals…first reach for tabula rasa.
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.