Birds of Gurbani, Chirri (Sparrow)
12″ X 16″
“In this piece, the elephant’s large appetite and overeating habits are juxtaposed against the Sparrow’s habit to eat little and just enough at one time. The sparrow flies away after eating chirping away in joy while the elephant faces the digestive aftermath of overindulging and a case of “I can’t breathe, I ate too much”. I guess the choice is ours. Would we rather be the sparrow or the elephant in this case? Which quality is more suited to bring a better life for us? And what exactly is that quality being mentioned here?”
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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.