Still painting

Yes, once again, a power failure. This one was almost 18 hours long. Pardon me for writing about power failures all the time. That’s almost an inseparable part of my life ;-) Sometimes I wonder that I might not be able to come to terms with it when/if they fix it for good. Long live power failures ;-)

Anyways, I couldn’t  complete the painting yet. It belongs to the same old series with faces. Smaller than the previous one. And also my color palette has gotten dull and less vibrant.

work in progress

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Portrait of a dead body with a face

Portrait of a Dead Body with Face

Portrait of a dead body with a face, Mixed media on paper, September 2007
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“Since it resumed serious military operations against the rebels last year, 315,000 people have had to flee their homes due to fighting. The government has forced some to return home in unsafe conditions against their will. Since January 2006, more than 1,100 “disappearance” cases have been reported. Almost all of the disappeared are Tamil men between the ages of 18-50, and in a majority of cases witnesses allege complicity of security forces.  ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….”

“According to a study by Johns Hopkins University, published by the British medical journal Lancet, through June 2006 an estimated 655,000 Iraqis were killed as a result of the invasion and occupation. Many more have been injured, and an entire society has been devastated. More than 3,400 American and other soldiers have been killed and nearly 25,000 injured. ………………………………………………………

Face (Colombo : June 2007)

Face (Colombo: June 2007), Acrylic on Paper, 2007
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I continued my Faces series. This one is specially created after witnessing recent developments in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It was inhuman, illegal and dusgusting.

In the meantime, I’m unable to type that much. As a result of spending too many hours at the computer, my right arm is hurting so badly. I think I need to rest for a day or two. If not, soon I’ll be joining those who suffer from repetitive strain injuries. I’ll probably try voice posting next time :-)