Last week was really weird in many ways. Had the opportunity of revisiting one of the more "interesting" episodes of my past, along couple of paths. And this is one of them :
This painting, created about six yeas ago, belongs to another world, I feel. I never saw it since 2003. I had no photos of it. To me, this looks like an abandoned path. Or a ghost town maybe. My paintings look so different now. I hardly paint this sort of stuff. But still, I enjoyed the revisit a lot. At first I felt nervous, like revisiting a child who ran away several years ago. hehe … This was a special child; It used to be one of my favorite paintings. That’s why I am still concerned about it.
The painting depicts a Bo Leaf with a hammer. The Bo Leaf is an ideologically charged symbol; being closely associated with Buddhism and also with loving-kindness + other softer human qualities, I thought it brings in a very unsettling feeling to the composition. It looks to me as if someone just hammered the Bo Leaf, few seconds before I captured it into the painting. Ah I should not go on babbling about it that much.
Took some photos of the painting and the owner, Lalith Abeysinghe who used to be my "boss" at a certain workplace. But alas, I think he had no idea about how to be the "boss" actually. :-D He was (and still is) a great friend. That’s why I gave this to him :-)