That central bald figure is society - Rugged, traditional and unflinching. Society's octopus arm (the larger orange one in the picture) wields a dagger aimed at the lovers. The sad satyr on the left denotes the sexual frustration. Two male swans indicating migration of gay men. Snail in symbolism denotes time, transition and life spiralling out and expanding. Another Octopus shown denotes flexibility and optimism. The yelling boy denotes the loud outcry of homosexual men to the society to change its fear - homophobia. In another way, the yelling boy can be also be interpreted as the opposition posed by religions/heteronormative society. A yin-yang symbol is also depicted to show the balance and self restraint required by every gay man for living in the homosocial environment.
Inspiration/credits: Satyr – painting by Roberto Ferri; painting “bodhidharma” by Hyung Koo Kang (central bald man) ; painting of Fang Li Jun (yelling boy)
I believe art is the most unselfish form of human happiness and any art form is having a higher purpose of exploring the self. My art delves into my thoughts and the world around me. Of late I am particularly interested in drawing/doodling using microtip pens of varying sizes. I use animal totems, symbolism and allegory to depict an idea which is interspersed with lot of designs/patterns so as to give depth to the drawing. Viewers are invited to connect all the symbols which facilitate the conception of the idea presented and are free to form their own interpretations. I do water colours, pastels, poster and oil colours too despite being untrained in all these areas.