[man], swan and a machine
oil on A3 oil-paper
The original idea comes from a couplet in Sanskrit - an ancient and now dead - Indian language -
It describes the plight of a bee caught in a lotus, as it closes its petals at sunset. The bee hopes - the night will be over, the sun will shine again, the lotus will smile and I'll be free.
But a drunk elephant comes to the pond and tramples the lotus.
C K Purandare