The Song of the Earth and the Sky
In the rediscovered garden of Sunder Nursery, renewed and revitalised from history and brought into the present; Ankon Mitra seeks to create an Ensō diagram, where copper of the Earth and silver of the sky meet and embrace in meditative bliss. The architecture of the past lies strewn everywhere in the garden, lending us to a gem of geometry - a beautiful pointed arch.
In the pavilion, Mitra has multiplied the arch nine times to symbolise the nine realms. The Zen garden represents yin and yang, wind and water - two elements that connect the Earth and the sky. The multitudes of folds in origami create a single pleated song. In that moment of rhapsody, the physical garden dematerialises and like all spiritual energies, becomes the universe.
Text: Gujral Foundation