RSS / Aabru Art, London, 2016


For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone.The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.

- Cynthis Occelli

For this exhibition, Revati uses seeds as a beautiful metaphor for consciousness, it is both beginning and end, life and death, nothing and everything. It is the reality that underlies everything, manifest and unmanifest. Pure Consciousness has no religion or ideology, no gender, no sexuality, no race, no age and no nationality. You are consciousness. Consciousness has the power to create and sustain, transform and dissolve. Just as out of the seed arises the mighty tree so also Consciousness is the seed of life, the power behind the manifest universe. Like the seed it has the potential to transform and create through the human mind, it is the substratum of all existence. Decartes said, I think, therefore I am. Advaitya Vedanta says, I am, therefore I think.

If humanity drew some inspiration from the humble seed, which transforms and gives its fruits selflessly, perhaps we could learn to give selflessly and curb our insatiable greed and transform our world into a place of abundance rather than of scarcity.