PAYAL ARTS INTERNATIONAL

AUDIO:
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Floating Lotus is thrilled to collaborate with New York-based contemporary artist Vijay Balakrishnan and Payal Arts International. The selection of works entitled "Al-kemi" and "Portals" have been curated by yoga teacher and art entrepreneur Payal Parekh and include an audio mediation component. Workshops and yoga classes will be held in the coming months to engage the artwork by Floating Lotus teachers Nixa De Bellis, Payal Parekh and the artist himself.

Vijay Balakrishnan was born in South India and immigrated to the United States at the age of nine. Around the same time, he began his lifelong meditation practice, and his visual work is inspired by this inquiry. The "Al-kemi" and "Portals" series explores the internal landscape, where the retinal experience opens to a cognitive shift, and the viewer is transported to subtler layers of Being. They are expressionist, dynamic yantras, built with thousands of fingerprints in pairs, exploring the tensions and harmonics of interior life, a weaving of space and time into an alchemical loom.
 

 

PORTALS

We start
off balance
The world
and our minds
Pushing
and pulling
In different ways
Our Self
scattered
lost
in noise
To find
our way back
Into alignment,
into coherence,
We pick
a point
of focus
In the imagined
center
Of a picture plane
and allow
our vision
To settle
gently
on the marks
Radiating
out
in pairs
from the center
As the eye
dances
to the rhythm
And spin
of the marks
The play
of depth
And dimension
The mind
at the same time
Holds on
To the center
The stillness
And a portal
opens
to the Heart
To the abode
of our timeless
Self

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