The word ‘Shakti’ means energy or power in Sanskrit. Shakti is known as the primordial cosmic energy. She represents the innate creativity and forces of power at the heart of all living things. Her dynamic energy is responsible for the creation, maintenance, and destruction of the Universe. Her dance is the dance of the cosmos. The play of Shakti has no beginning or end.
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The sculpture is completely handmade using layers of cement-based materials and is shell-like in form. With a base coating of brown metallic paint, the main design features a real shedded snakeskin (heavily sealed) from a Coachwhip snake, surrounded by hand cut, tumbled travertine natural stone. The eyes are glass stringer fragments.
Approximately 21.5 inches (h) by 12 inches (w) by 6.5 inches (d)