Saturday, April 11, 2015


Thought behind the thought
We all strive to achieve perfection. Try to fill in the gaps. Try to take things to their logical conclusion. But isn't it far more exciting to leave things a little incomplete?
A film that ends just before it actually does, leaves a gap that we fill up with our imagination. And each one of us is free to fill it the way we want. So that many stories are created out of the same story! Sentences left unfinished linger on in the mind, with added layers from our imagination. Visits to people and places that are cut short for want of time leave us hoping for more. And completing the scenes with our infinite imagination thinking to ourselves ...." What if ????"

About the Art
The sense of 'incomplete' makes art really exciting! Like these horseman sculptures created by the Beijing based group of the three artists Liu Zhan, Kuang Jun and Tan Tiawei known as Unmask Group.

The Beijing-based group, a creative formation of Liu Zhan, Kuang Jun and Tan Tianwei, masterfully constructs their hollowed, incomplete sculptures out of stainless steel and marble. The almost-abstract figures leave just enough of the sculpture intact to make the solid figure clear. It's the exclusion of certain parts that add a hint of intrigue. There is also an odd oneness to each sculpture that allows the human figures to melt into and meld with the horse's form. It's hard to tell where one entity ends and the other begins.


  1. In psychology we had learnt about zeigarnik effect... That were remember those things better which were not complete.. Our mind I guess tries to reach equilibrium by completing incomplete tasks.
    Is anything really incomplete?..
    Or is anything really complete for that matter?
    I think it is our subjective interpretation.. What we think is complete may seem incomplete to others and vice versa.
    Purnamadah Purnamidam
    Purnat Purnamudachyate
    Purnasya Purnamadaya
    Purnameva Vashishyate

    Completeness is that, completeness is this,
    from completeness, completeness comes forth.
    Completeness from completeness taken away,
    completeness to completeness added,
    completeness alone remains.

    I think this shloka explains the concept of completeness quite well.

    And this is one of the many shanti mantras... Chanting which gives a lot of piece to the mind
    Can vouch for this.. I chant this when I am hit by a bout of insomnia
    Another meaning of the shloka 👇
    That is full; this is full.
    This fullness has been projected from that fullness.
    When this fullness merges in that fullness, 
    all that remains is fullness.
    The Creator created something that is complete.. Even if we add to it or subtract from it, his creation remains complete...
    What seems incomplete to us, is our interpretation of it..
    Mentioned above is my interpretation of the shloka as I understood from the meaning that I have read. Can be different from what others think..

  2. 'Snap out of the stupor' she hissed,
    Another organism from her presence dismissed,
    There was no burial, no last rites
    Just left there to die, of cold frost bites
    The world continued to turn
    The sun, to rise
    For some the story finished
    And others it remained ..forever incomplete....

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