The show exemplifies the truth that abstraction
“I took the inspiration from the cobbler, who earns only Rs 50-100 a day and spends about 8 hours at work. I was thinking about how he lives and how happy he is to earn that lesser amount. I took those tools and I used them as elements in the work. When the tools are isolated they become like relics.”
The show exemplifies the truth that abstraction is more than mere colour, it is built on the edifice of experience and the inherent development of the third eye that shapes our instincts as well as intuition. Athvayu reads the puranas and Khalil Gibran, Rabindra Nath Tagore,Premchand,Phanaishwar Nath Renu,and Dharamvir Bharati.
Listening to the songs of Abida Parveen, Begum Akhtar,Girija Devi, KL Saigal and Jagjit Singh, he creates works that look more like painted prayers. When he says VS Gaitonde is his role model, you know that this small show is an apt epitaph.