The Tantric Dance is inspired by the union of Feminine and Masculine power.
In the Yogic tradition, the goddess Kali is revered as the fierce mother of Time, Change, and Destruction. In her mythology, Kali is the slayer of demons, dancing with such joyful ferocity that she nearly Destroys the universe. Kali is calmed when she touches the balancing energy of Shiva, who radiates the deepest peace of meditation and Self-realization, covered by the white ashes of the cremation ground and bearing a drum. Shiva is also hailed as a dancer, often depicted in the Nataraja pose as ‘Lord of the Cosmic Dance,’ who Creates the Universe through his movement and vibration. Nataraja is usually shown standing upon a small figure, representing conquered ignorance. In my artwork, Nataraja Ardhanarishvara stands triumphant atop the outdated systems of greed, represented by a major urban financial district, vanquishing the illusion of scarcity with the brilliant light of creative expression. When scarcity is banished, our creative energies can truly flourish, ushering in a new golden era of abundance for all.
As we dance the story of our lives, may this piece inspire your inner balance of masculine and feminine power, of forces both destructive and creative, both in relationship and within. Jai Shiva Shakti.