22x30cm
Medium: 8B STEADTLER Mars Lumograph Pencil on 130gsm Artist paper

The drawing is still incomplete...like many of us who lead an incomplete life, life devoid of true substance of any reckoning. However, we all are, in some way or the other, trying our best to make it meaningful...

I have named the drawing "Life", since the picture shows how one can go up or down over the course of one's life.

The cracks and fissures on the wall are the lines/wrinkles that speak stories of rough and tough times one has gone through...The more you get older, the more lines we see on faces. The cemented patches shows how we have covered and made up for those tought times and one's experience along the way...

The small plants on the steps are the rewards that we get every once in a while that keeps us going...

The uneven and different sized stones/boulders that make the wall are like the unique building blocks of our society that may be ugly and uneven, but stay together so that each one of us has a chance to move up or down as one chooses...

The shadows of the leaves on the wall are like impressions and imprints of other people that keep changing with the constantly changing brightness during the day and the darkness of the night spanning our journey called 'Life'.

I hope you get the interpretation...its just the way I look at things that I come across, every once in a while...

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Comment by Din Toon on August 22, 2011 at 11:42am

Stairway to Heaven!

Each one's everyday textured life... in search of Life :)

 

Excellent work, as always, Soman!

Comment by PRABODH on August 22, 2011 at 11:21am
Great work Soman. I like you version of life and there could be no other name for this art.
Comment by Soman Patnaik on July 27, 2011 at 11:53am
Thank you Poornima, Surbhi!
Comment by Surbhi Yadav on July 27, 2011 at 11:37am

nice......

 

Comment by Poornima Acharya on July 25, 2011 at 7:05pm
beautiful !
Comment by Soman Patnaik on July 20, 2011 at 6:57pm
Thank you so much Tushar for such encouraging words!
Comment by TUSHAR DIXIT on July 20, 2011 at 4:37pm
absolute beauty...not only ur drawing but in ur words & thoughts behind them....
Comment by Soman Patnaik on July 18, 2011 at 3:42pm
Thank you so much Laetitia and Prabha!
Comment by Laetitia Fernandez on July 17, 2011 at 11:49pm

very good. like the shadow of the leaves on the wall and all the little details.

Comment by Soman Patnaik on July 16, 2011 at 2:35pm
Thank you so much Murali!

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