ART INSPIRATION / shiva linga art
Shiva Linga, a symbol of the Hindu Lord Shiva, is a form that reminds one that the Omnipotent one is formless. Composed of the yoni, the female apect and the lingam, the male aspect. The form itself goes beyond phallic worship, but speaks more of the passive space and active time from which all life originates.
I have been obsessed with Shiva Linga art as of late. I have long had a fascination with religious art of all shapes and forms, but the Hindu depictions of Shiva Linga are speaking to me on a deeper level. Even in its pure aesthetic form, the colors and ornamentation are stunning. I can't quite articulate it past that. It is almost awesome in that 2001-Space-Odyssey-monolithic sort of way. Without going too in depth with the meaning and symbolism behind each individual component, I would just like to share these few examples of Shiva Linga art that have been inspiring me recently.