<center>Eclipse at Benares (2008) 40x44<br />
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<em>Depicting the banks of the sacred river Ganges in the ancient city of Benares (now Varanasi), the city has long been known to Hindu practitioners as kasha - meaning brightness.This work provides multiple viewpoints of devotees awash in brilliant ochres, yellows and greens. The figures seem shrouded in the memories of devotion washing ashore on the banks of the Ganges through the ages.This work is based on photographs taken on the morning of a partial eclipse of the sun an auspicious time when thousands of Hindus wash their sins away in the river. The solar eclipse has long served as a universal symbol of death and renewal a metaphor that is evoked in the immersion and funeral practices of the Hindus at Benares. This piece was selected for the 2009 Rauschenberg Tribute Exhibition, Museum of the Gulf Coast, TX and the Spring 2014 Body Language group show, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, CA</em>
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Eclipse at Benares (2008) 40x44
(printed dimensions variable)

Depicting the banks of the sacred river Ganges in the ancient city of Benares (now Varanasi), the city has long been known to Hindu practitioners as kasha - meaning brightness.This work provides multiple viewpoints of devotees awash in brilliant ochres, yellows and greens. The figures seem shrouded in the memories of devotion washing ashore on the banks of the Ganges through the ages.This work is based on photographs taken on the morning of a partial eclipse of the sun an auspicious time when thousands of Hindus wash their sins away in the river. The solar eclipse has long served as a universal symbol of death and renewal a metaphor that is evoked in the immersion and funeral practices of the Hindus at Benares. This piece was selected for the 2009 Rauschenberg Tribute Exhibition, Museum of the Gulf Coast, TX and the Spring 2014 Body Language group show, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, CA  
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