05 April 2011

ArtMonaco - Running on Faith by Revati Sharma Singh


Last weekend modern art in many forms was on display at the Grimaldi Forum.

On the forecourt of the building, with palms and the sea as a backdrop, is 'Running on Faith' by Indian artist, Revati Sharma Singh. Note the detail in the last photo.

The artist writes:

'Karma is not punishment or retribution but simply an extended expression or consequence of natural acts. Karma means 'deed' or 'act' and more broadly names the universal principle of cause and effect, action and reaction that governs all life - past, present and future. Karma is not fate, for humans act with free will creating their own destiny. According to the Vedas, if one sows goodness, one will reap goodness; if one sows evil, one will reap evil. Karma refers to the totality of our actions and their concomitant reactions in this and previous lives, all of which determines our future. The conquest of karma lies in intelligent action and dispassionate response.'

11 comments:

Gailsman said...

Gail and I did enjoy our artistic trip. There were some good things on show & some not so good. The big coloured feet were amusing.

Sailor said...

Beautiful pictures and wonderful artwork.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I guess it should come as no surprise that the man doing the pedaling is a lot thinner than the man sitting in the seat.

Jilly said...

DAve, that's part of the point. In fact each man's weight and size is indicated on the plaque. It says 'rich man... etc and then poor man. etc.

Halcyon said...

Interesting piece!

Allure de Croisière said...

very beautiful

Leif Hagen said...

Golden, colorful sculpture - eye catching!

Bob Crowe said...

Too scary for me - worse than a tuk tuk in Bangok traffic. Compare http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobcrowe/4281052058/.

Jilly said...

Your photo on Flickr is beautiful, Bob.

Web-OJ said...

This one I liked because I can relate to it.

I can see various Hindu "Gods" here... Ganpati (Elephant God), Sai Baba, Krishna (The kid who liked curd), Lakshmi (Goddess of wealth), Hanuman. OMG! I can see Infant Jesus, Mother Mary too. Ha ha!

martincalvit said...

Wonderful! :)

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