Krishna is at once a beautiful, mischievous cowherd boy playing a flute and the form of God, or Bhaghavan in the Hindu religion. He is said to reside within each particle of creation and within all living things. At the same time, the whole of the universe is contained within Him.
In any one piece it is impossible to convey what God can be, and what he means to me personally. But these are the ideas I have tried to put together in this painting. The green portion on the left reproduces the tracks of subatomic particles. I always think of this reality coming into existence by the mere thought of God and this is what his closed eyes represent. On the right side I’ve tried to show the whole of the cosmic creation being within His form, thus contrasting his simultaneous presence at both the microscopic and universal scale. I wanted to the painting to be enjoyed at a number of levels both from a distance and close up. To that end I’ve used vibrant colours for distant viewing, and details such as small flying birds and clouds, which make you look again at the appearance of His form.