Nayan Lingam 1996
cement, electronic components, videotape) 54"
| At the heart of Indian temples dedicated to Shiva, one
of the principal gods of the Hindu pantheon, is a phallic shaped object,
usually made of stone, called a lingam. This icon represents the vital
creative force of Shiva. It usually sits on top of a Yoni, the corresponding
female symbol. Sometimes the lingam has a representation of the face of
Shiva emerging from its side. When it does it is called an Ekamukhalingam
Nayan means eye.