Sculptor was frustrated.
He had a theory that every rock contained within it the statue which the artist has only to discover. Sculpture is the art of dis-covering.
But the rock on which he was working refused to reveal the statue it contained. Sculptor looked at his semi-finished statue from left and right, front and back, from all angles possible.
No, this isn’t what I had seen in the rock.
Yes, a sudden realisation dawned on him. I’ve been making a mistake. I had seen a particular statue in the rock while the rock contained a quite different one. He took his hammer and chisel again.
In the place of Sita which he had been trying to carve, now emerged Ravana. With one face containing all the ten faces.