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Loose Ends II 2014

I Take It All Back, curated by Maaike Bakker and Jayne Crawshay Hall
Nirox Projects, Arts on Main, Johannesburg
8 June - 8 July 2014


Photographs by Carla Crawford

Loose Ends II 2014
Silk and organza ribbons, metallic threads, beads, and silver (150 x 122 x 2.5cm) (excluding perspex frame)

‘… Yama, the god of Death had not visited his sister Yamuna for 12 years. Yamuna, the goddess of Yamuna river, was sad and consulted Ganga, the goddess of Ganga river. Ganga reminded Yama of his sister, upon which Yama visits her. Yamuna was overjoyed to see her brother, and prepared a bounty of food for Yama. The god Yama was delighted, and asked Yamuna what she wanted for a gift. She wished that he, her brother should return and see her again soon. Yama was moved by his sister's love, agreed and to be able to see her again, made the river Yamuna immortal [1].

The artwork entitled, ‘Loose Ends II’, is inspired by the story of the renewed bond between Yama’, the God of death, and Yamuna his, sister, the Goddess of immortality, in Hindu mythology.

[1]. Raksha Bandan in Wikipedia

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