Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Kali Yuga - The age of Destruction

Kali Yuga


When I look to the sky I see boundlessness, a place with such energy, so much beauty, vast endless shapes and tones.  I see so much change; have we ever seen the same sky twice?

I find it incredible, powerful and with it, it brings destruction and it brings peace.

In our time we have experienced so much creation of technology, obsessions with progressions, upgrades, whatever we have never seems to be enough, there is the desire for more, more, more, faster, faster, faster.

I so often wish for it all to stop, to get off, and to wander out of the concrete and back to the forest.

To go backwards from unnecessary complexities to nurturing simplicities.

We have destroyed so much, created so much anger and hate.  We have created so much destruction; Kali Yuga is the age of destruction.

These images are shot with that in mind, they are shot using a mobile phone; taking out all the depth in the beauty of traditional photographic techniques, reducing the image to a snap.  They show pixels giving an almost satellite quality about them.  Apart from composition they are without much thought.

However with destruction comes creation, as we are now coming out of Kali Yuga, we are now in a time of transition, moving into Dwapara Yuga; a much calmer period, one of opening our minds, a time to move backwards.

And as much as these images are shot using a mobile phone, they are printed on beautiful fine art paper, care and thought taken over them.  They are smudged at the edges, the sky is calling not to be contained in this frame, as it wants to spread its endlessness.

The juxtaposition of destruction and creation are shown in the shades between light and dark.  As I look to the sky I am never entirely sure which way it is going to change, how it will effect my day, but I always look to it and learn to trust in it.

Kali Yuga and Dwapara Yuga, we are beginning the transition between the two, a time for reflection on all we have created and in turn destroyed and of hope for a more peaceful future.


Nicola Zammit.

1 comment:

  1. Hats off for these pictures & your words to them. Found your blog, while reading your comment on Martin´s stay in Kuala Lumpur. Wishing you all the best for your future, best regards, Martina