Landscape of Life - Kalpana Shah
Nature is the best philosopher in life. In silence it lays witness to everything happening around. And teaches us that awareness and sensations are more important than reactions. Clouds dance around, the wind blows gently, the rain falls sporadically, but the meditation of the mountain continues, unaffected. At the same time, the beauty of the mighty mountain would diminish without the changes in the sky’s colours, the sunrise dancing on its peaks, the clouds and mist romancing its cliffs accompanied by the music of rainfall and the whistling of the wind which sounds like an orchestra on Earth.
The Sun gives power while the Moon embodies love and peace. Poetry can be found even in the tiny nuances of nature such as in the mischief of the moon when hiding behind clouds. My imagination has no boundaries when I am one with Nature and connected to the Universe. Only through Art, Music and Poetry can one create a heaven on earth.
Life presents different colours and shades at its various stages. Starting from childhood and leading up to adulthood, each age has its share of ups and downs, charms and woes, pleasure and pain. I call this unending drama of events and experiences: the Landscape of Life. Inspired by nature, I keep painting the canvas of life both in my dream world and in reality. Therefore, I choose to paint my landscapes of life as a tribute to love, to the elements of nature that encompass all that is needed to survive in this creation.
– Kalpana Shah
(22 December 2014 – 20 January 2015)