Rising Tension

(2019) Tension for Change [Mixed Media on Canvas]

When you’re about to cross the chasm – the threshold of experience – tension awaits.

Tension beckons but you can’t move forward because you’re paralysed with Fear.

Fear takes hold because for the longest time you’ve been conditioned to think that forward motion isn’t possible. The Unknown is a scary place; but you will not perish. You will survive it.

As the fog fades in the background, a light flickers in the convoluted stream of consciousness, you see a way out. The tension moves you forward.

Create tension on behalf of change.

Blackout Poetry:

Upended

Every now and then, insights arise that don’t quite jibe with the observations that came before. Such aberrations yield a more nuanced understanding of the topic and are folded into the narrative of what we know. Sometimes, though, a new discovery is so profound that it is impossible to reconcile, and knowledge must proceed in a different direction entirely.

“paradigm shifts”

the origin of life

while floating in primordial oceans.

Image above (left)

Art-based Storytelling

(2018) A Hedgehog On The Shattered Plains [Acrylic Paint on Canvas]

He senses treachery afoot.

“To cross or not?”

As the foundations tremble beneath his feet.

The damage might yet be mitigated.

He just needs to discover.

Just. One. More. Step.

My inspiration for this painting was derived from my readings of Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive. As I read about Kaladin’s harrowing journey toward resilience and reconciliation with the self on the Shattered Plains, I felt compelled to create my version of it.

The Shattered Plains was a gripping ambience that somehow resonated.

The Hedgehog is my hero in this story: consistently, persistently, tenaciously, overcoming the tension and fear of the unknown. And without guarantee, always moving forward.