Satyam – Shivam – Sundaram

Satyam – Shivam – Sundaram Act I – IV 2016 Acrylic on paper 190 x 140mm This work is symbolises a scene in the conceptual reality described in the Brahma-saṁhitā, where the womb of Māyā is being penetrated by the glance of Śrī Viṣṇu. The fundamental fabric of reality revealed in the Veda is consciousness, […]


When Driving into Melbourne, graffiti starts to pop up on the freeway barriers and road signs, building in intensity the closer you get to certain suburbs.  This reminded me of an idea of a tag I had when talking to my son about street art. Taking  ” Svaha” an auspicious ending used when chanting certain […]


“Time is Realisation’s best friend” ~ I.B. Das

Cintamani – descent of the sacred reality

Cintamani – Descent of the Divine Reality 2015 Myocum Earth, Vrindavan dust, acrylic, faux gold leaf and brass on plywood 2030 x 800 x 800 mm This work, Cintamani – descent of the sacred reality, is a study for large scale installation works. These installations seek to transform a space with simple shapes that utilise […]

The Embrace

“Karma is embraced as love by Bhakti ~ I.B. Das

Seven Up

Once in Vrindavan My spiritual master was drinking soft drink and joking with his devotees. Counting his fingers Like you do when you chant the Gayatri Mantra. “Maha Jana Tapa Satya, Seven up” We all laughed as he was referring to going beyond the upper planetary systems of the Vedic cosmology and entering the realm of […]

Krishna Hey!

matta-simha-praya prabhu karila gamana premavese yaya kari’ nama-sankirtana   Almost like a mad lion, Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu went on His tour filled with ecstatic love and performing sankirtana, chanting Krishna’s names as follows. The Lord chanted: Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! he Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! he Krishna! Krishna! […]

Kaboom Krishna

Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Saraswatī Ṭhākur once instructed a disciple at the time of initiation into the Hare Krishna mantra that Krishna should be allowed to land in our hearts, just as an army is landed by the navy. An army is carried by a ship, and when they have landed, the fight begins, and they capture […]

Reality the Beautiful

rādhā kṛṣṇa-praṇaya-vikṛtir hlādinī śaktir asmād ekātmānāv api bhuvi purā deha-bhedaṁ gatau tau caitanyākhyaṁ prakaṭam adhunā tad-dvayaṁ caikyam āptaṁ rādhā-bhāva-dyuti-suvalitaṁ naumi kṛṣṇa-svarūpam Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 1.5 Sometimes Rādhā and Krishna are combined; sometimes They are separate. They are separate in Dvāpara-yuga, and in Kali-yuga they are combined as Śrī Krishna Chaitanya Mahāprabhu. Both are eternal expressions of […]