Awakening Fired clay with stains, 25"x 13"x 17" Private Collection: San Diego, CA
"Awakening" is about the moment of quickening, the instant of breaking past constraining inner dialogue and experiencing coming into being. The compact, coiled nature of the pose makes her feel a bit like a spring, compressed like a seed, filled with life and energy ready to burst forth.
The fourth finger of her left hand is subtly curving towards her thumb, just beginning to create the Prithvi mudra, wherein the fourth finger and thumb connect. Prithvi is said to be a mudra of strength, confidence and self-assurance, hinting at the juncture of awakening and freedom.