The condition of dream is central to Sakti Burman?s art. Through dream, he figures his
Experience into a tapestry of allusion, allegory and myth; through dream, again, he configures the motifs of his life into enduring elements of a narrative that is larger than the ambit of the individual self. In ?Dreamers?, he revisits two of the most ancient and compelling myths that sustain and inspire the human will to survive and flourish: the myth of the Flood, the cosmic deluge that is survived only by a select few abroad Noah?s Ark (in the Judaic account) or Manu?s Ship (in the Sanskrit account), and the myth of Eden, that enchanted homeland of serenity before the advent off difference, shame and violence, populated by birds and animals at ease with each other.
- Ranjit Hoskote