Shiva!

imageStudying Indian Art in my art history class and my professor brought this bronze sculpture of the Indian God/Goddess Shiva! He/she is a god in the Hindu religion, and he/she is the lord of existence and the whole universe. Shiva is light and darkness, creation and destruction, and male as well as female. Shiva is often depicted dancing the cosmic dance shown above in a ring of fire, by which he creates and destroys in an endless cycle. I thought this was really cool especially seeing this in person and thought I’d share!