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Ajna
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Ajna

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  • Regular price $75.00

    The current edition at THE SPACE gallery is 1/100

    Artwork size 50cm x 50cm
    Framed in Black - 62cm x 62cm
    Limited edition 100

    Dominant Colour: Purple Magenta

    Artworks can be framed in white, black or timber.

    Please specify your preferences in the cart section.

    Our Print Collection is curated by the team at THE SPACE gallery. 

    We print on archival premium photo paper and prints are sent unframed in a cardboard tube.

    Finished Framed Print Size: (If Framing option selected)
    19 x 19cm = 23 x 23cm Framed
    50 x 50cm = 62 x 62cm Framed

    Shipping:
    Print orders: will ship in approx. 7 business days from order date.
    Frame orders: will ship in approx. 14 business days from order date.
    For frame orders, a quotation for delivery will be sent to you.

     

    About the artwork

    Ajna, or third eye Chakra. The original visualisations for this composite were of a more tightly cropped image of a sadhu's face with the chakra overlays seen here. I found this sadhu wandering along the banks of the Ganges in the holy city of Varanasi, but when I did the original crops I was losing his magnificent wavy beard.

    By pulling back to at least include his head and shoulders, I could introduce a landscape image into the background. The cenotaphs in Orchha were shot from the narrow road bridge over the Betwa River at dusk. By extending the exposure and softening the river flow in the diminishing afterglow, the final 20-second exposures actually turned the whole image magenta.

    Overlaying him with that background and a textured aqua wall image, I had almost miraculously created the right colour and an etheric plasma like feel to the sky areas. The downward flow of his beard compliments the river softly flowing across the image, whilst the Bundi water temple on the left has a necessary upward flow of symbolic birds. Chakras are, after all, all about dynamic energy flows.

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