Paeans have been sung, epics recorded, philosophies propounded in the aeons of time only because the masters who did so were silent in the mind and appreciated the ‘blank’! Creativity is born out of a blank!! All artists or painters or poets or actors first clear their mind of past performances…accolades or criticism, both have been left behind…only a tabula rasa in the mind can help the creator create.
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.