This artwork is a telling comment on the present day scenario of terrified, politically disturbed world. This scenario impacts us all; financially, socially, politically, emotionally and physically. We see more destructive than constructive efforts. Human beings do anything and everything, good or bad - constructing a temple, mosque or a church or demolishing the same - in the name of god or religion. It is as if we are at war. And in this show of powerful, the most affected are the innocent souls, the children and the common people. They are the victims who lose their lives and identity.Artist statement: I’m not a political artist, but I cannot ignore the political world. When I read the newspaper or watch news on television, my mind is destroyed by the horrifying incidents reported. My works are the outcome of such things. The current scenario has forced me to paint what I do not like as I want people to have a glimpse of what we have done to our world.
This artwork is an imaginative work that shows the efforts of a poor woman who trying to reach the daylight. In the painting, the green paint dabs are obstacles in her life, the pot on the head depicts her hard work and the yellow focus opposite her is the ray of light which also signifies her effort to reach her goal fighting all the obstacles surrounding her.
The painting of Durga is not a usual way depicting Durga. The surface of the painting has a special kind of treatment to give an emboss effect. Around the canvas, Sanskrit Durga Mantra in Devanagari script is written.
Artist’s Statement: Rain is a wonderful thing. It refreshes me in every ways. I can never get enough of it. One day wishing it to the clouds to pour it in, I met with the artificiality of my bathroom shower. I knew it was a mimicry of the actual rain, yet I got grasped by its convenience.