Travelling in India, Natasha found herself sitting on top of a bus on a six hour journey in the desert through Rajasthan. The desert was extremely bare, only the deep yellow of the sand was visible for miles and miles.
She remembers being mesmerized as she saw three Rajasthani women appear from nowhere, carrying pots on their heads. They were dressed in the most exquisite saris, with huge white bangles up their arms, their presence dominating everything around them.
She was so taken aback by the perfect way in which they walked and carried the pots on their heads, that she was reminded of some lines from Kahlil Gibran’s most famous work, The Prophet: ‘You work so you may make peace with the earth and the soul of the earth…Work is love made visible.’ She really felt that the scene of these three women was a visual representation of the meaning behind the poem.
Oil on wood | Mixed media | 112 x 162cm