Title : Desert Tundra
Artist : Prabh Lahari
Medium : Acrylic on canvas
Year : 2022
Size : 30 x 40 in / 76 x 101 cm
Price : RM 2,380
1. The tundra biome is located near the poles while deserts are located more towards the equator & 30 degrees latitude both North & South.
2. Tundra regions experience very low temperatures while deserts may be hot deserts or cold deserts. (Source)
Loneliness & aloneness both teach us so much about life & ourselves.
Loneliness - you do what you have to do to survive & get through it. Sometimes one day at a time, sometimes one hour at a time, sometimes one minute at a time...a seemingly never-ending war against the jabberwockies in your mind.
You lose some people, you learn how to hold your own hand, you learn how to cry out to God & surrender to the powers that be.
In the end, you learn how to stand solid in your aloneness. There is a sense of peace in the chaos of nothingness. You learn how to take things in your stride. How to say no to what you don't want/need, yes to what you want/need. With the understanding that what you want & what you need may sometimes be two very different things.
There is a certain melancholy or the loss of this 'innocence' - the illusion of loneliness. After all, life's always better together, right?
Yet there is a tremendous sense of pride for emerging standing tall after having courageously strode through it all. An aloneness which no one can take away from you. Ever.
Deserts & tundras are similar yet dissimilar. There is a sense of nothingness in both. A nothingness which transcends time, space & borders. How we perceive & face this nothingness changes everything.
The nothingness is not your enemy - on the contrary, it is your most valuable ally.