Ever wonder how that would fit in with a 9 to 5 or 8 to 8 life? For me, what works best are the little holes in time one spends in seemingly interminably long meetings, lectures, conferences…Minimum requirements are some sheets of paper and a pen; any size and kind will do to get going… The sketches that emerge are often further worked on using mixed media tools like the CorelDraw. Paradoxically, when I draw, I am better able to concentrate on what a speaker is saying assuming the speaker is saying something worth concentrating on! Blame it on the left brain-right brain divide or shutting the internal dialogue now channeled into the emerging lines, dots, connections and structures……ΔΦ¥©ΩλЊЏ. I have been at it since 1979 and the last count in 2012 was 400+ sketches! It has given me much pleasure and something that remains long after all the lectures have been forgotten.
Disclaimer: Copying the strategy above in the presence of your boss may be highly injurious for any boss is a boss only because she is a boss. I have no boss and no reputations to maintain!
Folks often ask me the ‘meaning’ of what I draw. There is none. The only meaningful art is the one that imitates life and does the latter have a meaning? I hope not!
I invite you to enjoy the show. Some of the sketches are accompanied by short poems (copyrights of Ashutosh Sharma). Sketches are low resolution pdfs, but if you like any, I be happy to mail a higher resolution version fit for a wall. Feel free to download, enlarge or do whatever with them.