The Bark of Pavitra  
Maarten Perera
Gabriola Island
   The Bark of Pavitra
3.5 by 3.5 in.
Acrylic on Paper
Copyright © 2006 Maarten Perera    Zoom Image

Year Created:2006
Description:She silently swept away the dry dust that had settled near her family's hut in the small village of Haputale. As Pavitra worked she noticed the dog Nayana cheerfully playing in the cinnamon fields, enjoying all that life had to offer. Pavitra smiled and wished she too had such freedom. The goddess Durga blessed Pavitra and transformed her into Sobani so she might roam the hill country with joyful bliss.