Hriday Aakash

'Hriday Aakash'
The Landscape of the Heart.
A short animated film for 'The Kabir Project'
at Srishti.
Kabir talks of a 'Sky in 
one's heart'.
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. :)
Wikipedia says: 
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)
More soon!
Come for the Kabir Festival
to see/watch/hear love spoken and sung.

Some spreads from a Children's book I'm doing for Karadi Tales.
Do buy it once its out! :)