Impression of Sacred Cows

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.

Sacred cow

Sacred cow16" X 20" oil on canvas

Cows eating chapatti

Cows eating chapatti16" X 20" acrylic on canvas

Cows crossing street

Cows crossing street16" X 20" oil on canvas

Triptych A

Triptych A24" X 36" oil on canvas

Cows in monsoon

Cows in monsoon, 12" X 12", oil on canvas

Playing with crows

Playing with crows, 12" X 12", oil on canvas

Under flame trees A - 16" X 20" oil on canvas

Under flame trees A
16" X 20" oil on canvas

Under flame trees B 16" X 20" oil on canvas

Under flame trees B
16" X 20" oil on canvas

Under flame trees C 16" X 20" oil on canvas

Under flame trees C
16" X 20" oil on canvas

Co-existance 16" X 20" oil on canvas

Co-existance
16" X 20" oil on canvas

Sun set - 16" X 20" oil on canvas

Sun set
16" X 20" oil on canvas

Roaming around 16" X 20" acrylic on canvas

Roaming around
16" X 20" acrylic on canvas