Panchtatva means the five fundamental elements of life - earth, water, fire, air and sky. The colors representing these, make up S.H. Raza's color palette (black, red, blue, yellow and white).
The black bindu placed in the centre of this work represents the concentration of all the energy and creation, and the four colored areas surrounding the bindu, represent these elements of nature, with their equal divisions representing the balance in nature. The left panel houses all the female elements of nature (or the Prakriti), such as an inverted triangle, representing germination and budding of life. The two Bindus in red and black, placed on top of the inverted triangle is symbolic of the polarity in nature, the male and female entities, coming together for creation of life. In the right panel, the artist alludes to the male aspect of nature (or the Purusha) using a variation of the Bindu, an elongated oval, housing five colored bindus. All these colored Bindus represent five fundamentals of life and their individual representations in forms of Bindus, symbolize that they are balanced individual entities.
This Limited Edition Lithograph is printed on acid-free paper. The lithograph was published in an edition size of 150. This item will be shipped unframed, in a roll. The print is signed by the artist and comes with a certificate of authenticity.