Medium : Fine Art Photographic Works
Date : on until 1st February 2012
Location : The Dunalley Waterfront Café 4 Imlay Street Dunalley
Photographers: Duncan Giblin, Jimmy Emms, Stuart Gibson, Jasmin Latona
The Hindu God Varuna, originally a sky god – whose name means “the one who covers everything.” Varuna represents natures order in the universe against the forces of chaos. The early Hindu belief was that the Indian god of the sea, Varuna, lives in a celestial ocean, watching the deeds of folks down below.
Throughout the ages the sea was always seen as mysterious, a gateway to the divine. In a ritual known as the ‘Varuna Yajna’, followers of Varuna appeal to the god of water to invoke the deity for peace and prosperity.
With the mystery and power of the sea in mind, a passionate group of professional photographers have provided select images, that to them, represent the battle between order and chaos of the sea and its meeting place with us, the coast. The domain of Varuna is explored through each photographer’s personal connection with the ocean.
[editors note] // you’ll all be headed that direction over the next little while for lots of good reasons – so stop in and check it out.