Unburdened

My initial inspiration for the Burden images stems from briefly watching an under-nourished Indian man carrying an unrealistically large sack over his shoulder, amid layers of people, buildings, all manner of vehicles, animals, sellers, etc, as we were negotiating our car across a gridlocked intersection halfway between Delhi and Agra. A few weeks later I am at home; outside on a sunny day, cutting my fingernails and watching a miniscule black ant lugging a relatively huge nail clipping over the brickwork and away to its hole. The parallel between the Indian and the ant was broad but obvious, and it made me reflect on the loads and burdens, mental, physical or cultural, that people carry. These often significant burdens sometimes go unnoticed by others and this work is a visual portrayal of this.

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