Untitled 16/6/2011

Untitled 16/6/2011

Found this among my old drawings. Gave it a new birth certificate ;)

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

Painting

Okey, I think I’m 100% back, with full speed internet. Previously, I couldn’t upload images. Here’s something I’ve been working on for the last few weeks. It looks almost complete apart from tiny little bits here and there. There’s nothing special about it, but I thought of sharing…

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Looking at the brighter side, mixed media, October 2007

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. ………………………………………………………

Finally…A Painting!

Scary Tales?, Mixed Media on Wood, 2006 May-September
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Yes! I managed to finish it. This one was stuck in the middle of nowhere for more than two months. Today I took it out again just for the sake of painting. But it came out pretty well, I think. Lot’s of layered work on it. I felt so relieved after finishing. Painting is a great therapy.

And the joy led to other drawings too :-) And also to altering an old computer monitor! I hope to fix it on a stool and make a donkey out of the thing ;-) Seriously. There’s no need to call it art, but I’m going to do it.