I am a 41 yrs old Veteran and a self-taught artist and sculptor. My earlier works while serving as an Artillery Officer have been donated for charity in service of the Regiment’s welfare activities for widows of soldiers killed in action. I have always painted with whatever I can lay my hands upon even in the firing ranges sometimes with just wax crayons and a shaving blade to etch.
I embarked on a journey a long time ago. A journey unto myself. I walk and sometimes sit and rest. I have come across several splendid sights and resting places, where the winds are clean and the waters are sweet to drink. Also the dark arenas where things wait with bayonets of foreboding drawn. I still walk.
This journey has among other things taught me a lesson in how to see. How to see the layers of emotions and masks of the beautiful creation called mankind. The “Dasien“ ofMartin Heidegger and or the self as described in the Upanishads and Bhagwat Gita. Painting comes to me naturally where I feel the ecstasy while creating. Those moments where I can tangibly see the images which my journey throw forth.
And may I then say I am self-taught, but then I will be wrong because this journey teaches me. And I am still learning. I still walk.