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Exploring the North East

The sketch for this was made in a jeep while driving up to Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh from Guwahati, Assam for a music festival. Nobody could quite say how long the drive would take. Everybody we asked had a different answer. My friend and I braced for a 7 hour drive but it ended up being close to 12 hours and to top that off we had a drunk driver who kept taking "breaks"! After getting the taxi driver out of one of his various drinking stops and banning his breaks (only in India) - to calm down, I started to sketch the magnificent tropical forest and all the signage BRO ( Border Roads Organisation :)) had put through the endless mesmerising forest. A rare long drive where you see the jungle and barely any human settlements.

Etching, Edition of 10. Sold out

Lady Next door (Etching edition of 10, Florence 2012) Sold Out

Lady next door

While studying in Florence, I used to often look outside my room's window where this lady would occasionally be looking back at me, if she wasn't out buying groceries with her dog, or watching TV. She could have been about 80 and I used to think about her living alone, smoking as she watched people on the road go by.
Etching 2012 (Sold Out)
Propelled by Sleep (Woodcut with handpainted blue, edition of 10, Baroda)

Propelled by Sleep

Dreams and sleep heal in us what daily life takes away. Woodcut 2013