RACHELLE SYED

PhD Student, GTU

 
 

Involution

This painting is an ecological interpretation of the principle of involution as interpreted through Shakta Tantra. The upside down triangle is a symbol of the Divine Feminine and can be seen in examples such as the Kali Yantra. Everything that grows and evolves also devolves, dying and being reincorporated back into the material matrix, ready to become life once again. Beginning with the outside and moving towards the center, the petals of the red hibiscus, the flower of Ma Kali, devolves in each layer of the triangle: from flowers to the leaves that help collect sunlight and water, to the decomposing biological matter and fungus that forms a nutritious and healthy forest floor, to the roots deep in the soil, ending in the bindu, the single point of divine biopotentiality from which all things come and ultimately return.

 
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