Julie Williams-Krishnan: Bindi Collection

The "Third Eye"

“In The Bindi Collection, Julie Williams-Krishnan captures her mother-in-law’s bindis after they have been worn. She sticks them to the wall to re-use another day – a habit shared by Hindu women throughout India. In the Hindu tradition, the third eye is referred to as the “the eye of knowledge,” the seat of the “teacher inside.” This is denoted in East Asian iconography with a dot or mark on the forehead between the brows, a spot considered a major nerve point in the human body since ancient times.” – Julie Williams-Krishnan