So the other day my mom tells me that she saw a painting of the Musical Trinity. I immediately envisioned Brahma/Vishnu/Shiva playing musical instruments. Then she clarified that she was referring to the ‘Musical’ trinity of Karnatic Music - Tyagaraja, Muthuswamy Dikshidhar and Shyama Sastri.
But the idea of a Musical 'Trinity’ had already started playing in my head. So here’s my representation of Brahma playing the Veena, Vishnu on the flute and Shiva with the Mridangam, creating a musical harmony for the creation, preservation and dissolution of the world.
In some ways, I suppose it parallels the 'Music of the Ainur’ from the Silmarillion.