OM

OM is the most sacred syllable. The Om sound is primordial. In my language it is the root word for mother. This applies both to mother earth and a more earthy type of mother. Om is the giver of life. If to live is to suffer than Om is the mother of all suffering. The way to end the suffering is to embrace life as a transient reality. This involves courageous acceptance. Transparency makes things clearer. It is essential fundamentalism.

This work was originally created for the event Mara – a month dedicated to women in art – at Palazzo Pereira – Valletta, Malta, in March 2015, co-curated by Luca Cauchi, Glenn Ellul, and Enriqué Tabone.

From 13 June – 1 September 2019 it was exhibited during OSTRALE Biennale 019 in Dresden, Germany.

This work is now in a private collection in Germany.

Acrylic and glass paint on plexiglass.
29 cm x 26 cm x 1 cm

  © 2020 Enrique Tabone