The sky is vast and inviting, the possibilities immense, and the heavens ready for a quest by yet another bird. Looking at the flying birds outside, the bird is at the door of the cage. Its wings are full of positive and creative energy. It is as light as the breeze, whose waves she wants to ride to explore her life, experience the newness of being, cherish and use its freedom to live a fulfilling life…only a tabula rasa in the mind can help it fly like those in the sky.
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.