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 Soman Patnaik on July 15, 2011 at 9:08am
Thank you so much Anil & Kamal.
Comment by J L Anil Kumar on July 15, 2011 at 8:32am
This is really so well done! One can fall in love with this even without the interpretation and the comments you have provided. Very imaginative.
Comment by V S Kamal Narayanan on July 15, 2011 at 1:03am
Comment by Soman Patnaik on July 14, 2011 at 11:21pm
This one is one of my most prized and favourite drawings...its something that brings together my drawing, philosophical and writing skills in one platform...I am so glad I came up with something like this...and I have been wanting to do similar stuff, wherein I bring out stories out of seemingly dead and unnoticeable everyday visuals...that we so easily take for granted.

I am sure...every once in a while, every artist comes comes out with a work that he/she is proud of...this one makes me proud...and I love it to the core!

Hope you like it as well...




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