When is it statuary and when a murti?
Fierce AND serene.
Seeing this painted murti brought a flash of childhood memory of the garden statuary Venus de Milo in my grandparents’ garden that my uncle spray-painted dayglo orange.
It’s an idiosyncratic grouping, but it is my weaving of stories for the moment. I believe the brass dish under the cactus on the left was a wedding present, though I am not absolutely certain of that. It was a… (READ MORE)
When is garden statuary merely a decorative object and when is it a murti–an object of devotion, a representation of some aspect of the divine? It may well seem different for the artist, the person who chose its location, and… (READ MORE)