In the ancient scriptures, space is the fifth element. It finds a mention in Greek mythology as well as Vedic scriptures. It is limitless in nature. This is where the primordial sound of Aum reverberates.
Artist Ovidiu Kloska gives us a glimpse into this immortal, infinite and indivisible expanse, as part of his series on the five classical elements commissioned by Art-ma. Space is the subtlest of all elements. It cannot be identified by our senses. It can only be felt in our soul. Look up, and you can watch the stars drifting through this sacred space, as the clouds swirl around, creating mysterious patterns.
In the scriptures, the Gods use space to bless and nourish Earth – with rain and sunlight. Space is omnipresent – it envelopes us, and protects us. All things emerge from space and in the end are absorbed back into space. It is the final destination.
The artist depicts this element with bold brush strokes, using an inky dark blue for space, chalky white to demarcate the swirling clouds, and charcoal black to distinguish between heaven and earth. There is peace here.
This artwork will bring a tranquil energy into your home or work space. It will remind you to pause and reflect – to breathe in and breathe out. A much-needed reminder in today’s fast-paced existence.