The Landscape of the Heart.
A short animated film for 'The Kabir Project'
Kabir talks of a 'Sky in
When we see trees and mountains and rivers we connect with them because we have those very trees growing within us.
'Our body is the sky.
When the lotus in our hearts rain
The sky gets wet'
This story takes place in this Heartscape.
I'm not going to give the whole story away but it's based on true stories of moths. :)
Moths frequently appear to circle artificial lights. One hypothe
sis advanced to explain this behaviour is that moths use a technique of 'Celestial Navigation'.
By maintaining a constant angular relationship to the moon they can fly in a straight line.
Like sailors at sea.
When they see artificial light- they get distracted and circle around it.
Me animation uses this as a metaphor and perhaps a mythology.
The moon is the divine/the truth.
And these artificial lights represents maya that distracts us off our path.
Along the way this moth encounters a Firefly (desire), a Streetlamp (maya/illusion) and
A candle flame (love)
While in search of light.
'The moon shines in my body, but my blind eyes cannot see it' says Kabir.
The moth following a Firefly (desire) through the forest
She leads him to Maya (an artificial light/a universe of illusion within a lampost)
Come for the Kabir Festival
to see/watch/hear love spoken and sung.
"All know that the drop merges into the ocean, but few know that the ocean merges into the drop"
"In your body is the garden of flowers.
Take your seat on the thousand petals of the lotus, and there gaze on the Infinite Beauty"
lovely.with the words in the sea!
why thankoo :)
I like the femininity in your art and the metaphors in your writing
hot dog!! i came here expecting to see all those demented comments and ready to wage war. was licking my chops really. where did they all go? woke up this morning and really wanted to kick some right wing ass.
lovely stopping by as always though. :)
what ra machaaa!!! how you write off like this?? full to full dhamal it hits off :)
Came across your blog, and I must say it is really awesome. great work.
funntasstic i cant wait to see it. :)
i watch shabnams flim yesterday and it was this very 'doha'. song that muktar ali sang and ive been triping on it since. superr daaa.. wht i voice. !
Of moths and the moon. Reading and feeling your posts from miles away. Missing bumping into familiar faces down familiar lanes and exchanging shy helloes
we are tripping.
The universe conspiring, the wet bodies, heart landscapes.
Its all too wonderful.
We think we are going to get down to the Lilly bar and order the Lunar Meteor to see the stars and celebrate this festival of love, sky, souls, and art.
Shiva is referred to as 'the good one' or the 'auspicious one'.
Shiva Photo, Lord Shiva Picture, Shiva Wallpaper
Beautiful art this is like a fairy tail so a bit more bizarre, that's perfect because people believe fairy are all time beautiful.
The pictures are so refined! Very good work of a real master!
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