Vasant Vihar, New Delhi
I paint to capture a moment. Painting helps me observe and interpret physical surroundings.
When I was living in New Delhi I was struck by the juxtaposition of busy street life and the placid sacred cows that wandered freely through the community. I studied the cows around my neighborhood. Starting from sketches, I captured the mood and movement of these urban beasts. They are large, docile but inaccessible; there is an element of mystery about them. In a non-violent manner, they assert a cultural and religious presence right in the midst of busy urban life.