© 2019 by JADE CHORKULARB

RAGA

 

Raga is a sculptural installation, which refers to lust or sexual desire (‘Raga” in Pali*). is one of majors types of defilement. Raga that If you aren’t concerned, or self-discipline, it very often leads to disaster — family quarrels and/or children suffering

 

Raga is an installation (360 x 210 x 230 cm) made from white paper (a symbol of purity in Buddhism) with the reverse side stained black by soot coming from lit candles. The flames and candles are themselves symbols of burning desire. The piece shows flames appear to billow up from the ground, then bed and to ceiling as if the burning desire is difficult to contain.

 

  • Pali is the language of the scriptures of Theravada Buddhism, which were written in Sri Lanka during the 1st century BC. Today Pāli is studied mainly by those who wish to read the original Buddhist scriptures, and is frequently chanted in rituals.

RAGA: ราคะ

Flame drawings on paper on bed

360 x 210 x 230 cm

2017