At the heart of this enigmatic collection stands the Pirate, a formidable figure, an emblem of an audacious spirit of adventure and exploration. There is an element of pop culture in this piece, ripe with stories of the high seas, where motifs of Pirates of the Caribbean transform the Pirate into a striking pop culture icon. Yet, beneath his unmistakable hat lies a peculiar twist an upside-down head. This daring visual paradox is a surrealist interpretation of Plato’s allegory of the cave, exploring the blurred line between reality and illusion. The interplay of opposites upside-down and right-side-up – sparks a dialogue on dualities, perception, and the search for truth.
Hindu philosophy embraces the understanding of “Advaita” – the non-dual reality underlying apparent multiplicities. In this sculpture, The Pirate challenges viewers to discern between surface appearances and deeper truths, while appealing to the subconscious.


The Pirate (1 of 4)


D:23cm x W:14cm x H:43cm


Hydro Resin Mounted on Oak


December 7, 2023