Astha means faith in my native languages Hindi and Bengali. As a body of work the series seeks to explore as individual's faith from a three-point perspective, their faith in me, my own faith in myself, and finally our own faith in ourselves as a collective.
Water sustains our body but faith sustains our spirit through the journey of life. It is the treasure of the heart's storehouse. With this in mind, water has been used as an analogy for faith. The series uses water vessels to express this abiding theme,
Astha I - Their faith in me
The faith of those around me is depicted as a larger than life water bottle. Not unlike one someone would carry whilst traversing an inhospitable terrain, much like the harsh realities of the world we live in today. Water is a giver of life. It sustains us even in the harshest of environments. (Height 77cm)