"I have found the one my heart loves...
I brought him to my Mother's house,
to the room of the one who conceived me"
Jyoti Sahi (b. 1944) is an artist-theologian and is one of the founding members of the ACAA. He is a frequent contributor to ACAA's regular publication- Image magazine, especially during its early issues.
Sahi was born to a Christian British mother and Punjabi Hindu father.He studied art under Sudhir Khastigir and took further studies in London at the Camberwell School of Art and Craft. He uses his art to create a dialogue between Hinduism and Christianism.
Among his concerns is the role of art and culture to the church especially in the Indian context. In 1986, he published his book, "Stepping Stones: Reflections on the Theology of Indian Christian Culture"
. He describes this book as "a pilgrimage, a search for homeland... not just in the past but in something beyond"
. It includes his reflections acompanied with his artworks.
The painting on the right is part of a series painted as a contribution to the theme "Integrity of Creation" and was exhibited in London, Birmingham , and several towns in Germany in 1993.
For more about Jyoti Sahi, visit his blog at jyotiartashram.blogspot.com
Reflections on the Theology of Indian Christian Culture. Image 30.Asian Christian Arts
Association. December 1986. p6
Fundamentals of a Christian Theology of Art. Image 1. Asian Christian Arts Association.
October 1979. p3
Song of Songs, Paintings and Meditations by Jyoti Sahi. Image 56. Asian Christian Arts
Association. September 1993. pp4-5
Image 85. Asian Christian Arts Association. December 2000. pp4-5
Gallery/ Jyoti Sahi. Orchid Art Gallery. 2009 http://www.orchidartindia.com/viewgallery.php?id=22
Date accessed: November 8, 2013
*The image above was taken from IMAGE 56, published in 1993. ACAA does not claim rights to the image.
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