Barefoot

Since 1964

AJNA

AWAKENING OF THE THIRD EYE

Exhibition of paintings by Druvinka

From 10th January 2020 – 26th january 2020

The mystical serpentress wakes up from her meditative slumber to initiate a journey to the highest realms of existence. From her core – the Patalaloka – she slithers and sways into the Bhuloka and Antaraloka, rhythmically binding the cords of all three worlds. The known and the unknown; the seen and unseen; gradually unfold merging into a tempera of the universe. The colours on the canvas sink into the dark depths of Patalaloka, moving higher and higher towards light. The dark merges will light as much as the light blends into the dark: such is the journey of our lives. The cyclic play of light and dark uniting with the universe, where all its individual identities cease to exist. The layers of tempera depict this universal play of coexistence.

The journey of a serpent begins from the root where she is coiled asleep in meditation. Awakened by divine light, she slowly rises to the Anahata – the heart – and merges with the Sahasra – the cosmic universe – or the Aatman. As Kundalini herself, her journey into the Trilokas is a reminder that we must surpass and transcend the Tri Gunas – Sattva, Rajasa, and Tamasa, further expanding and enriching our three worlds. This yoga of life we must embrace and evolve to our highest potential. We must let this spirit of truth guide us back into the cosmic home within.
Divya Prasad Iyer

Barefoot Gallery serves as a platform for artists, musicians, poets, and filmmakers

The Colombo Gallery was begun by Barbara Sansoni in 1967 and had its home in Anderson Road in a building designed by Ulrik Plesner. The Colombo Gallery became Gallery 706 and that became the BAREFOOT GALLERY in the mid-nineties, which serves as a platform for artists, musicians, poets, and filmmakers in Colombo.