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THE MOON BEARER : A NEW SAGA

The Moon Bearer : A New Saga underlines the existential concerns of the artist’s lived experiences during the initial lockdown of 2020 in India.The first wave had turned the noisy  city of Vadodara (India) silent, propelling its inhabitants into involuntary isolation. The artist, confined in his studio, frequented the terrace at night for some respite against the heat as well as being confined within four walls, with the moon being his only ally. This new, yet familiar companionship, enabled  him to revisit his childhood fantasies with the moon and remember the mythologies of the chanda-mama. Furthermore, the cyclic nature of the moon with its many phases mirrored the binding cycle of birth, death and reincarnation for the artist, inspiring the artist to use the moon as a significant visual metaphor in his works. - Text by Aditi Ghildiyal (Anant Art)

 
 

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