Yearning for Love
28 x 38 cm
Watercolor and Gouache on Paper
In the abyss and under a surveillance camera is a Virahotkanthita Nayika (“One Distressed by Separation”), a heroine who waits and yearns for her lover to return after a riot and a community clash. She dramatically reclines across a cluster of large pillows. Her head rests back and her gaze is affixed in the abyss. She holds in her right hand the mouthpiece of a hookah. Lotuses in the foreground are playing pistols and cartridges amongst themselves
The painting is in Private collection, USA.