Chardikal (to the power of 5)

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Chardikal (to the power of 5)

1,500.00

This painting is 80x100cm. Painted on cotton canvas, and professionally stretched with d-rings and hanging string.

Elephants have meaning in many cultures. For me, the strong associations are with Africa and India, places I have visited, or have friend and family connections to. I always think of the quiet power and strength of these animals, a kind of resilience in the face of humanity, and the wild.
I recently heard of a Sikh expression,  which is one about relentless optimism, even in the face of difficult times and adversity and somehow it resonated for me, like a mantra, a way to live our lives. It seemed only natural to use the elephant to tell the story, or explore the message of Chardikala.

This Chardikala painting is  of 5 elephants, relentlessly plodding with their large load of rocks, despite the weight.  In the midst of the chaos that this year is presenting globally, I feel like we must all be these elephants, we must all be endlessly optimistic, finding joy where we can.

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