Birds of Gurbani, Chakvi (Duck)
12″ X 16″
“Love like a Chakvi loves the sun. It does not sleep for an instant while thinking the sun is near even though it’s so far away. These lines are filled with so much love while depicting the Chakvi as a devoted bird that always finds the sun near it due to its love for the sun.” – Rupy C. Tut
About the Artist:
Rupy C. Tut is a San Francisco based Sikh visual artist who started her professional journey exploring themes of identity and displacement through her paintings. Her art depicts the decorative Mughal Miniature style and Calligraphy in English as well as Gurmukhi. Currently, her work is intertwined with Sikh-related themes as she explores the imagery evoked by Gurbani. By building on verses from the Guru Granth Sahib with visual metaphors and calligraphy, Rupy aspires to produce a visual message in addition to a linguistic one.