“A Child Of Kashmir”
Original Oil Painting
Oil On Canvas
70cm x 100cm
I wanted to paint a portrait of a child who has grown up in Kashmir during the recent unrest in the area. In 2019 the Indian Government revoked Article 370 which meant that Kashmir would lose its own constitution and would be ruled by India. This was a hugely controversial issue and caused widespread unrest. The Indian Government then imposed a media blackout which meant that all social media was banned and in effect the country was gagged.
I wanted the emotion and trauma of these events to be seen through the eyes of the child and I used the symbols of soldiers and a blindfolded and gagged face to emphasise this constant road of trauma that the people of Kashmir have to endure.
This painting is available to purchase.
The painting will come with a signed certificate of authenticity and will be framed in a handcrafted frame.
The painting will be tracked and insured during delivery and delivery is free