Of Purity and Purpose
61 x 92 cms
A stack of medievil bowls and storage jar in my studio. Once used for transporting accross the seas and to hold oils or pigments from far away places. Their surfaces are worn as if eroded by the sea. Their potters slips and glazes so natural like the shifting sands. Their usage perfect for every day.
Kabir (c. 1440 -1518) wrote "In the Clay Jug" :
"Inside this clay jug are canyons and pine mountains
And the maker of canyons and pine mountains
All seven oceansare inside, and hundreds of millions of stars
The acid that tests gold is there and the one that judges jewels
And the music from the strings that no one touches
And the source of all water
If you want the truth, I will tell you the truth...
The God whom I love is inside
Antique frame (89.5 x 117 cm)