Inspired by a man I greatly admire and hence the works.
Global Gandhi -The Iron Man
This work in particular, as I would call it, is not really a work of art but rather a labor of love, for a man I admire tremendously. Every inch of the sculpture has been deeply thought about before executing it.
I envision it as a statement sculpture ( if such a word exists) to be discussed regarding its various unique facets .
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, firstly for me is not merely a man but a global icon. Hence the name Global Gandhi. His head is smallish in size, encircled by a strong steel world, signifying that his thoughts and what he stands for is most important rather than the man himself. His persona is larger than life. Truth and non violence – never have his elevated and fine teachings , had more meaning than they do in the stressful age we live in.
Gandhi is divine, a man touched by God, for only then can one be truly great as he was.
He is seeped in divinity, yet is a man of indomitable will, an iron man who derives his power and strength from the Lord who guides his every step and is deeply embedded at the very center of his iron chest.
The last words he spoke are “Hey Ram” and Ram lies at his very core – making him almost a divine instrument rather than a mortal being.
Gandhi has nails embedded at different parts of his being. It is not an easy life, the struggle and pain that epitomizes all greatness as part and parcel of life is prevalent in him too, yet he transgresses and arises as a modern icon for our present times, not in sandals as he is mostly seen but as the finest symbol of modern times in boots, with a graceful gait and fine demeanor. If there was ever a finer role model for the world to emulate, I doubt I know of it.
Ekla Cholo – Walk Alone
Evoking a dignified vigor and energy of movement , this work is Inspired by a song that influenced Gandhi ji greatly which reads – Even if you find yourself all alone, fear not, find in yourself the courage to walk fearlessly all alone – to triumph against all challenge
Gandhi & The Dalai Lama
The photo frame with a picture of Gandhi in London and the present Dalai Lama as a child (Sourced from the net). Both Figures I admire greatly. The photo frame has been designed in a manner to change the photographs to suit individual taste.
The Photo Frame
The Gandhi Tile
Gandhi and the Gun
This work is smallish in size yet seeks to say a lot. Gandhi Ji an epitome of peace and tranquility juxtaposed with violence, the gun shot which ended his life. All the man of peace uttered in those last fatal moments was “Hey Ram” as the bullet pierced his fragile body.
Instead of elaborating further I think the piece speaks for itself, the pathos and contradiction of this divine man’s end.