Monday, January 2, 2012
It’s already Jan 2012. Here’s wishing you all a happy, healthy, prosperous and creative New Year. The New Year starts with new hope and expectations with the Aviskar 2012, East Meets West. The last day of 2011 was a very fitting end as I got a letter of my grant being approved.
Yes, I had applied for a grant to represent Singapore in Aviskar 2012 and it has come through. A big thank you to Singapore International Foundation, for giving me, this opportunity. I am now officially representing my Lion city state in an exhibition being held in what is the birth city of both my parents. My family and friends are very proud and happy with this turn of events. However after each little baby step that I make I look back and see him, my father. I am sure he is watching me and is happy for me. Often the very thought of him smiling at my small achievements is what keeps me going.
While the last one and a half months have been a fitting end to a very busy year I will now have to get down and get my hands dirty. Yes have not hit the canvas during the long vacation. However it has been very fulfilling as I got a lot of fodder to click during the holiday. I have collected on my stock pile for some upcoming work of art and hope to do some more in January when I attend the show in Kolkata.
So here’s looking forward to a very promising 2012 with a lovely quote by Khalil Gibran.
“Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed”.