This painting represents the dynamic play between life and death. The large slabs of red in India express dynamism and life, a colour of union and commitment between two people and often used in weddings. White, the absence of colour, is worn by widows, representing death but also peace and purity, diametrically opposed to red. The two symbolise the interplay between life and death, togetherness and separateness. the image is held between two bands of turmeric yellow, the colour of knowledge, meditation and mental development.