Pavlina Chakarova’s installation @ Approaches to Happiness exhibition in Plovdiv

Pavlina Chakarova is glad to announce that her installation Circles of Happiness, 2013, is part of the “Approaches to Happiness” exhibition at the Center For Contemporary Art in Plovdiv!   

Center for Contemporary Art – Plovdiv
The Ancient Bath

Approaches to Happiness

10.06-3.07.2013

Installation views:   

  "Circles of Happines", © Pavlina Chakarova

   "Circles of Happines", © Pavlina Chakarova

     "Circles of Happines", © Pavlina Chakarova

  "Circles of Happines", © Pavlina Chakarova

     "Circles of Happines", © Pavlina Chakarova

Circles of Happiness, 2013

Ayurveda or “The wisdom of life” is an old Indian philosophy that gives us the the knowledge how to live a happy and a full of value life. The most ancient natural healing system identifies 6 tastes by which all foods can be categorized: Sweet, Sour, Salty, Bitter, Pungent, and Astringent. Each taste feeds our mind, body, senses, and spirit in its own unique way. The incorporation of all the 6 tastes into each meal brings greater balance to our body. In my installation I’m combining the power of the circle (perhaps the purest shape) with the symbolic meaning of number 6, associated with harmony. I’m filling each of the circles with one of these six tastes, searching to achieve eternal happiness.

Circle number 7 (associated with perfection) is a combination of all the six tastes – a dish symbolizing a balanced food.

Pavlina Chakarova
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