Art is an adventure into an unknown world,
which can only be explored by those prepared to take risks.
May the leaves of yesterday not follow you.
May the birds of the future guide you,
and the voice of the wind inform you
and the rays of the sun embrace you.
(written in 1967 by Betty Parsons to Agnes Martin as she was leaving her life in New York and heading to travel and finally settle down in New Mexico. Beautiful!)
photo taken from the following article
I started developing an interest in the Yoginis around 2010. I had heard or read about them before, but it is while I was in Varanasi that year that I found a little book by Stella Dupuis 'The Yogini temples of India - in the pursuit of a mystery', and from then on my fascination for this ancient cult increased. I realized that it was possible to access their energy by drawing or painting them, but they will manifest only when I am receptive enough, and after having done sufficient sadhana to propitiate them. For the last 8 years they have given me guidance, protection and also imparted some valuable teaching about Life in general. 'Seek and you will find' is my approach, and the knowledge of the Yoginis is revealed only from direct experience after meditative practices. I keep projecting in my head ways in which I would like to bring them alive in my art practice, it is a slow process. I have drawn some of them, I have painted others in small or large format, but I still have to find the right medium or visual representation to unleash their power. It is a journey, and a path that I re-open from time to time, some Yoginis manifest also from my own imagination and those carry the most powerful messages. Below is also a little article about their temples and description.
For more info about the Yoginis:
I have several ways of being, many interests, Sometimes I like to write in English, and other times in French. This blog expresses my ideas, my feelings, things that I like or do. By sharing this material with you I aim to communicate and reach out to people with similar visions. Feel free to share, comment and do subscribe to receive regular articles and news. It is a nice way to keep in touch. I hope you will enjoy my posts.