The Secret Vows

The Secret Vow 
04 Jan 2018 – 24 Jan 2018
Paradise Road Galleries

What has influenced my current series of paintings is the beauty of the prayer flags of various
shapes and colours used in religious culture in the Asian region. These flags are used as a
symbol either for a vow or for hope and these vows are made in hope of a better future than
the present that is being experienced. The only person who really knows what the vow or the
wish for hope is the person who makes it.

The prayer flag tradition has a long continuous history dating back to ancient Tibet, China,
Persia, India and Sri Lanka. The meanings behind prayer flag texts and symbols, indeed
behind the whole idea of prayer flags, are based on the most profound concepts of religious belief and philosophy.

-Chathurika Jayani, 2018