Painting by Pieter Weltevrede.
Printed on coated matt paper by inkjet printer, using ultra chrome inks with an off-white paper mounting with golden border, and encased inside a fibre frame with acrylic sheet cover in the front. (OR) Printed on premium cotton canvas by inkjet printer, using ultra chrome inks and mounted on wooden stretcher frame.
- Nataraja is a form of Hindu god Shiva as a cosmic dancer. He is also known as Lord of Dance. Nataraja is a central figure in the classical dance tradition of India.His cosmic dance is represents creation, preservation and dissolution of the universe.
- Nataraja Shiva is shown as dancing inside a circle of fire - prabha mandala, which represents the cycle time.The dance of Shiva is known as Tandava. Tandava is both creative and destructive.
- Nataraja has four arms. He holds a damru (two-headed drum), the sound of which is believed to be the sound of creation, and second hand holds a fire pot, which represents destruction.
- One of the hands is in abhaya mudra, the gesture of blessing, and fourth hand points downward, which represents liberation. Under his feet, he is standing over Apasmara, a dwarf representing ignorance.