Every boat is like a soul, destined to clear the life-waters by its oars, save itself from being capsized, rowed ahead surely by steady hands. Storms may come, tempests might be created, but the undying spirit is sure of its journey through the maze of lives, in search of the Eternal Truth. The mind too, needs the waves to be cleared and settled or a tabula rasa, so to reach new banks.
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.