From my recent exhibition Holy Head Space at the SIddhartha Art Gallery, 2016
Samudra manthan, ‘the churning of the ocean’ is an episode in Hindu Mythology. Here, the gods and demons work together to churn the nector of immortality from the sea. The left side is the three main gods from the Hindu mythology holding the tail and the right side is the demons holding the head of the king of the serpent ‘Basuki’ as the churning rope. Mount Mandara was used as the churning rod. The mountain started to sink when it was placed on the ocean, Vishnu, in the form of a turtle Kurma, came to their rescue and supported the mountain on his back.
Acrylic paint and paint markers on canvas
Size: 60 X 36 inches