18 Chapters

Eighteen Chapters is a series of paintings and drawings that are a response to the various parts of the Bhagvad Gita. A holy book of the Hindus, the Bhagvad Gita is comprised of verses divided into eighteen chapters.

The eighteen paintings visually echo the dissonance between mind and matter, right and wrong, and mortality and immortality- themes that persist through the length of the book. These conflicts of mind and matter are translated as a discourse between darkness and light, weight and airiness, opacity and translucence.

The Eighteen Chapters series is created on paper and canvas in a variety of mediums: acrylic, watercolor, pastel, graphite and ink.

Chapter 1

Picture 1 of 7

Watercolor on paper
19”L x 21”W

“Arjuna saw them standing there: fathers, grandfathers, teachers, uncles, brothers, sons, grandsons, and friends.” verse #26
“He surveyed his elders and companions in both armies, all his kinsmen assembled together.” verse #27
“Dejected, filled with strange pity, he said this: “Krishna, I see my kinsman gathered here, wanting war.” verse #22