Indian Goddesses
Indian Goddesses
Kali

Kali, Durga's fierce aspect, is usually portrayed as a violent force of destruction. Here she channels her energy creatively. Rooted in the physical world,Kali is a designer. Her power here stems from creation as opposed to destruction. Following traditional imagery, she is portrayed standing over her consort, Shiva (seen here as His avatar, Sharabha) with her tongue sticking out, as her assistant Varahi, attends to her by her side.
Chamunda

Chamunda is an aspect of Kali who was worshiped through human sacrifice in the past and is often shown surrounded by corpses. Here Chamunda, the artist, serves as a bridge between the physical and spiritual. She represents the fixation of artists with death and the other world. Death has forever plagued, doomed and fascinated artists. Some contemplate it, some fear it and some romanticize it. Artists like Picasso, Dali, Munch, Francis Bacon, Hirst and many more have drawn inspiration from death and sought to immortalize themselves through their work. Chamunda resides in the physical realm but her thoughts and work is more spiritual. Chamunda continues to retains Her haunting corpse/demon like appearance.
Lakshmi, Durga and Saraswati

.This image incorporates the classic triumvirate of Lakshmi, Durga and Saraswati. Durga, the mother goddess who is the embodiment of "Shakti" or power is seen here on Her mount, a lion, with the demon Mahishasura at Her feet. She represents all creation, preservation and destruction in the Universe. A point to a line to a square to a cube to a tesseract and back, as seen here, portray Durga as a manifestation of the spiritual world, channeling the cycle of life and creation. The symbolism portrayed herein adheres to forms in popular imagery, identifying the traditional aspects of all goddesses.
Vishvakarma 

One more just for fun.
Vishvakarma is the architect of the universe. He is the deity worshiped by artisans and they worship their tools in his name. He is seen as a benign god, hard working and dedicated to his craft. He is said to have built Swarnalanka, Dwarka and many palaces and towns for the Gods. Here the God is seen enjoying himself and getting ready to create something awesome with his trusty worshipers. He's sitting on a throne created with tools gifted to him by his followers.
Indian Goddesses
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Indian Goddesses

I have a great fondness for Hindu mythology and with this project, I tried exploring alternate forms and roles of the Indian Goddess, Durga.
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