Gloria

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shs qv nYn nn nYn hih qoih kau shs mUriq nnw eyk quohI ]

shs pd ibml nn eyk pd gMD ibnu shs qv gMD iev clq mohI ]

You have thousands of eyes, and yet You have no eyes. You have thousands of forms, and yet You do not have even one.

You have thousands of Lotus Feet, and yet You do not have even one foot. You have no nose, but you have thousands of noses. This Play of Yours entrances me.

– Aarti, Guru Granth Sahib, p. 13

The above words of Nanak Dev,  the first Sikh Guru, are part of an ode that speaks to the interplay of the one and the many. In a magnificent multiverse, lit up by the brilliant, all-pervasive splendour of endless energy, we are invited to bask in the effulgent glow of Omnipresence. Always present yet rarely realized.

Gloria: Latin for “glory” or “glorious,” describes the enchantment for this unfathomable, awe-inspiring cosmos which exists both within us and without. The words ਇਵ ਚਲਤ ਮੋਹੀ pronounced iv chalat mohi – written in Gurmukhi script in the center of this painting try to convey the veneration I feel for the rhythm and dance of both the manifest and the immanent. The Waheguru vwihgurU mantra written all over this painting is a testimonial to that very omnipresence. Nanak singing in a state of enchantment teaches that we’re all creatures of light, at once unique and plural.

Amongst all is Your Light You are that Light.
By this illumination, that Light is radiant within all.

Aarti, Guru Granth Sahib, p. 13


Limited Edition Signed Print

Available in size: 16 x 20″
Medium: Oil pastels and archival ink, with gold foil printing
Year: 2020

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