Nava Ganapathy

Nava Ganapathy

Acrylic and Metal on Canvas
40cm x 50cm
2017
In Collection of Muhil Prakaash and Sri Prathayini

I am the guardian, of a world beyond the tunnel…
Though a little kid,
My father gave me a job…
I was born from the sandal paste…
That embraced my mother

I have been coming here for god knows how long..
Making changes…putting things in its original place…

My mother told me…whenever there is chaos…
You must imagine you are no longer a child…
But something very huge…like the pillar Kailash…
That guards the entire land

…and my father whispered 9 sounds…
that begins from a croak of a frog…
to the screech of the eagle that flies very high…

I actually play the drum…
That you can see on the other screen…just around

Many will laugh…but I am a dancer too
Dancing to the beat of 9 sounds that reverberates…
Transforming from one to the other…
I have seeded them in everything and all
Looking after…watching them resonate in balance…

But you know…you children are like me too
We want more of everything and so chaos spreads its wings…
And the clouds turn into haze…
And adult children wanting to own and possess…
Become little angry children…trying to own a toy

Even I become naughty sometimes…forgetting my duties…
Like in this scene you are watching now…

Stole a moment…to put the little fish,
…my buddy the mouse and…
the little child born this moment…on a stage…

I’m the light man today…
To bring the light within…to invoke…to put things back in its original place…
Just like what my mother wished in me…

Skills

Posted on

May 25, 2017

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