KRISHNA   &  RADHA
2002

acrylics and aquarelle,
23 carat gold leaf and silver leaf
on handmade chiffon paper, bound in velvet

26.5 x 14.5 cm (booklet)

rishna is an incarnation of Vishnu, one of the foremost gods of the Hindu Trimurti (holy Triad), who is the caretaker of balance and harmony in creation.

Krishna, born a prince but raised as a cowherd, is often represented playing the flute to Radha, the gopi (maidens who were devoted to Krishna) who was hs first love.

He is worshipped as being a god of love (sensual as well as divine) and well-favoured by women, who are attracted to his charming looks.

In this excerpt from the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna says :

“I am not easily attainable
by sacrificial rites or ceremonies,
nor by austerities,
but I reveal Myself unto those
who see me in all beings
and all beings in Me.”