Vamana asked for three paces of land from Bali who had defeated all gods. The dwarf then changed his size to that of a giant. With his first stride he covered the earthly realm, with the second heavenly realm thereby symbolically covering the abode of all living beings. He then took the third stride for the netherworld. Many other symbolic stories surround this avatar. Also can be interpreted as early man stage of human evolution.
The mythologies that surround the deity ‘Vishnu’ who is known as "The Preserver" within the Trimurti, the Hindu trinity that includes Brahma and Shiva are diverse. As per ancient texts and believes he is the supreme being who creates, protects and transforms the universe. Whenever the world is threatened with evil, chaos, and destructive forces, Vishnu descends in the form of an avatar (incarnation) to restore the cosmic order. The mythologies give in-depth descriptions of his ten avatars over the eons. Each of his incarnations have peculiar characteristics, if you look below the surface you would notice a distinctive similarity between the gradual progressions of his avatars and the Theory of evolution proposed by Darwin. These serious of masks were created to draw parallels between the two, theory and mythology.
Digital laser cut on Wood-plastic composite Pannel with Polyurethane Paint