Durvasas’ Orrery

Durvasas means “complicated dwelling” or even “difficult to live with.” In Sanskrit mythologies, Durvasas is also the name of a, particularly irascible and powerful sage. He is sometimes understood to be a fragment of Shiva, in fact, a part of the Great God’s anger and fury but born to the sage Atri and his lovely and always irenic wife Anasuya, she “who is without ill-will.” We all orbit this world in complicated ways, it is our human nature to twist and turn, to dwell in this body and in life each with our own hopes and dreams, frustrations and strife. We are all Durvasas living in our own complicated dwellings.

36″ x 64″

Wood, grapevine, brass.