“The Departed”
Acrylic on Plywood

Inspired by the shabad by Guru Nanak in Raag Sri Raag on Ang 23, “Sajan Mere Rangule Jai Sute Jeeran”. The painting explores the concept of having grasped a false “palla”. It is a portrayal of a misconception. That which we claim as dear shall pass. Like the kasumbh flower depicted, the colours and composition are designed to be immediately pleasing but upon further examination, their true state is revealed. The kasumbh flowers are crumbling, the deer is leaving to wander, the crane, too, is fleeing, and the hands are left grasping the departed.