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Symbols/Symbolism in my drawings:
Cow: Innocence, compassion, objective observation in what is happening without intervention\involvement
Krishna: Usually appears in blue. According to Vedic tradition, swallowed poisen and saved the world. I drawed him becoming fader\dull in time and is infected by the stresses existing in the environment, Israel and the Middle East.
Butterflies: Also as wallpaper – symbol of death.
Cats: Symbolize the exploiting bourgeois / Symbol for exploting bourgeois: corrupt bankers, arms traders and war scalpers. Out of street cats they became gratified cats, adorned with diamons arround their necks, who cannot move themselves so they move on wheels.
Wooden horses: Expression of "Maya" (Vedic term for the ilusion of reality). Imagination of those aspiring for victory in unreal war. They are impractical which cannot bring victory. Neverthelsess, they are awarded with the Iron Cross decoration (see entry for Decorations) for the the grotesque and ludicrous event. They never took part in any war and certainly have not won any battle.
Blue soldiers: Always loose in battle, although the expect victory, since they think they chose the positive side – the rightous winner. Anyone who takes part in war, lost (Hooray loosers!)
The Guru – Teacher: Has blood stains on his white dress. He is greedy and sends his soldiers to war for "Peace", knowing that all this is unreal.
Decorations: Iron Cross is a decoration awarded to soldiers which exhibit rare courage in battles in which they took part.
Wooden horses (2): Are awarded too with decorations as expression of the grotesque and ludicrous event. They could not have taken part in battle and certainly could not have won. The soldiers too are in same category. They cannot win any battle, since they ride wooden horses.
Refugees: Any refugee, dosn't matter who is he, of which period and for what purpose, when life wheel turns round and he/she becomes refugee – his suffering is the same as any other refugee.
The defeated: All war participants, no matter what the outcome was, became defeated, even though seemingly, some were seen as victors.
The defeated-victors: War instigators, arms traders, bankers – in my drawings: the cats – are awarded the Iron Cross in honor for initiating the war.
New-Age marrige: Very interesting experiment of independent women, who bring up new generation without help and need of men. End of Age of Violence.
The Play: composed of different acts. It is infinite and serves as an expression of the fenomenal world which is ever-changing. Truth lies in another place, it is transcendental, eternal and never-changing.
The director staged this play thousands times and it repeats itself in every generation.
The play begins when the soul enters the embrio in his mother's womb. The act ends when it leaves the old body and returns home.
Life wheel: birth to old age and death and again birth to old age and death – this is the play.