NATURAL HISTORY

 

Figurative and mythological images from mogul tigers and elephants to endangered turtles and arabesque falcons applaud the beauty of nature.  Ochre painted images of aurochs and bulls inspired by Palaeolithic art. 

ARCHITECTURE and CHAR BAGH 

 

Earth meets heaven in the char bagh , the intersection of the sacred and the secular. Elevations, facades and plans can symbolise ideas of beauty and harmony and architecture’s power to generate order from chaos. 

ASTROLABES

Exquisite circular models of the universe.  Used for over a thousand years for navigating  and reading the stars. A metaphor of the mind’s clarity acting simultaneously in several directions. 

MANDALAS, QUADRANGLES 

Art can act as a source of Harmony. The mandala is a geometric depiction of a cosmic order, be it Hindu, Christian, Muslim or Buddhist. A symbol of the four cardinal directions. 

KATHERINE VIRGILS