I drew inspiration for this image from one of the cave relief sculptures of Badami, Karnataka. I observed how the structure of the sculptures was such that there was always a dominant figure (a deity) and numerous stunted figures which always seem suppresed , this led me to associate things with the current times and how our society has always functioned in this manner, where presence of something dominant is always required for it to function at the cost of many being suppressed. The title 'True Dummy' is an ironic one where i've tried to play with words of opposite nature. Through the text, i've tried to make an association with the real and the unreal and try to give an impetus to ponder more upon the image. The color and treatment is in line with the kind of evocative quality i want to attest.