Monday, May 5, 2008

Threading an Elephant through the Eye of a Needle

The inspiration for my humble linocut is a wonderful story from the Vedas: One day Narada visited a cobbler. Now the cobbler was deeply devoted to the worship of Vishnu, the lord of creation. To the amazement of the cobbler, Narada mentioned he had just returned from a visit to Vishnu. The cobbler asked excitedly, "What was he doing?" Narada replied, "He was threading an elephant through the eye of a needle." The cobbler then picked up a seed and exclaimed, "Oh, that's not surprising! Inside this seed is an enormous tree, ready to come out at the right time. So of course He was threading an elephant through the eye of a needle!"
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12 comments:

somebeautifullines said...

Such glorious work - your linocuts are stunning. I love this beautiful interpretation - elegant and graphic - bravo!

FRAN said...

Hey...cheers!...your prints are beautiful!...also 'of the earth' i feel!...nice one!

Rui Sousa said...

Fantastic, cool one! really great!

Ulla said...

brillant!

Alina Chau said...

Lovely design!

studio lolo said...

Wonderful woodcut and tale!! magical.

steve said...

Another winner from you this week! So cool to see this.

Xanthe said...

beautiful illustrationa and a great story to go with it *grins*

Richard Cardona said...

Nice. I like the Big inside of the small. Great work.

Lorie M. said...

I love everything about this, your black and white, the story, super work!

Jahnavi said...

I love it! The bold style is so striking and so elegantly executed!

Cecilia Levy said...

such a lovely tree