Art in Heaven 2019
West Island School
Where is God, is a philosophical question
My artwork depicts my agnostic beliefs regarding God. I am an agnostic who is a person who is not sure if God exists and does not know for sure if God does not exist. I am not so sure where God resides, and if God created the universe, but the important thing is that we must respect all the perspectives about God. So, my artwork represents Hindu God on one side (my family is Hindu), and the Big Bang (Scientific theory) on the other.
The God on the right side is Lord Ganpati (the-elephant-headed -God in Hindu Mythology) who removes all obstacles. I have drawn Ganesha free handed and inside Ganesha are some patterns that are also used in the borders I drew. I have followed the painting techniques of a form of ancient folk art called Mahbubani style, that originated in Bihar (India). I have also used warm colours to do the background of Ganesha with a combination yellow with orange then going to red. These are auspicious colours for Hindus. My family follows the Hindu religion, so that is why I drew Lord Ganesha.
The Big Bang painting is from my imagination. I painted it from what I think happened during the Big Bang. I failed at least 3 times to make it look the way it looks now. I just had to keep trying to get the right feel. The Big Bang that I painted was a contrast off white red, silver, gold, and blue. I used normal paints and different kinds of brushes. The first layer I did was a blue/dark blue layer then a white dot in the middle then the colours in the outside. This took time, and a lot of my school lessons time to finish and everyone kept gathering around me to see the progress. The Big Bang had many different kinds of pictures, so I chose one and made it my own.