Birds, unlike humans seem to be in an effortless state of Tabula Rasa…they do not have the thoughts of the past or anticipation of the future to dampen their spirits or hold them from taking new flights. They do not fear the vast expanse of the sky. They do not fear the birds of prey. They are filled with their own happiness. Every new flight is exploration of the uncertain with certainty!
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.