Birds of Gurbani, Soohat (Parrot)
12″ x 16″
“In Gurbani and in general, the Soohat/Parrot is known as an intelligent bird that imitates sound easily. In these lines from gurbani, the Parrot recites the truth while bound in a cage of love. It flies away only when it recognizes the truthful master and becomes free. While the Parrot’s ability to imitate and recite words has also earned it a reputation for annoyance and meaninglessness culturally, in gurbani it’s ability to repeat words gets it liberated and united with the one it loves.”
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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.