The bird represents a mind trapped in illusionary worldly attachments depicted by the bright colours of its feathers. The White flower ( adapted from brahmakamal flower) is a representation of knowledge and elightenment. The bird is aiming to reach out to the flower spreading its wings, trying to free itself.
Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya is Stich of a prayer taken from Brihdaranyaka Upanisada (1:3:28 ). It means “Take me from darkness to light”.
Acrylic on Canvas 22″x 24″