Casket and Cradle

“Casket and Cradle”
Mixed Media on Plywood

“Casket and Cradle” depicts a dandelion death which serves to birth new dandelions. Our common perception views birth as a gain and death as a loss. If it were possible to be objective, we might see things differently. It seems that, based on Sikh philosophy, we are able to agree that all people, beings, and tangible things are equally all part of Creation. The extension being explored in this painting is that all events and occurrences are also equal and all exist on the same fabric of the Divine. The image aims to show the dying dandelion, its seeds, and the new flowers all as beautiful players woven together as one.