Shiva’s Foot 2008
Shiva’s dance is one of the Trinity of the Hindu pantheon (including Vishnu and Bramha). He is a diety of both creation and destruction. Shiva’s dance is one of the main images in Hindu mythology for over 1,500 years and has been a mainstay of Indian art and sculpture. Shiva is usually shown with his four arms each holding a symbolic object (drum, lightening bolt, wheel/disc, and fire). His left foot is always shown dancing on a dwarf symbolizing ignorance. These oil on paper works are studies for a series of larger paintings on the subject of Shiva?s foot stamping out aspects of human folly.