Bit By Bit
The last two years of the Covid pandemic in which period these art works evolved, was cathartic, intense in its disruption and equally liberating in its healing – time and energy slowed down to be felt minute by minute , bit by bit . In pulling together what was left – as we lost a bit of our breathe , muscle and nerve , as we lost our loved ones , we learned to absorb the new with more care and concern , we learned to be more consciousness of nature , more aware that we are a part of it . In the process we learned to value the our humanity, our environment and the greater creation that is beyond our comprehension.
This series of 20 paintings mark the interconnectedness of man , animal and nature , of mountains and soil , wind and air , fire , water and space – all that is a part of every being . The Play of nature in its fragmented form, as the solid rigidness of our selves symbolically and poetically breaks forth to become a formless flow , yet regaining itself as other energies . Elephant, tortoise and a flower become one with water and wave , with time and moon , the mountains break forth into the wind and water disperses itself into the flowing wind .
These for me mark the experience of the pandemic wave , to explore the energetic abstract expressions in its frozen minutes. As time slowed down ,becoming intensely aware of what we lost , and learning to value what we gain , bit by bit .
Dr .Avani Rao Gandra
Bit By Bit