This stunning painting, measuring 48x72 inches, is a product of the artist's residency in Orquevaux, France in 2019. Orquevaux is a charming village with a population of only 80 residents, located three hours east of Paris in the vicinity of Chamount. The artist was inspired by the surroundings during the residency, where the fields had just been harvested, leaving behind a beautiful golden-brown hue.
Painted with the colors of the environment, this autobiographical work is very close to the artist's heart, much like a writer's first book. It features characters from his life and tells the story of his journey from India to Chicago, visiting both his material and spiritual dimensions, familial bonds, and love. This painting represents one of the two first large paintings he created as he began developing his edge as a storytelling abstract artist.
The painting showcases motifs from the artist's past and present, reflecting the influence of his environment and the emotions that it evoked. The stunning cyan-blue sky and the golden blue farms of the region contributed to the artist's palette, resulting in a work that captures the essence of the landscape and the artist's personal journey.
Overall, this painting is a captivating representation of the artist's creative spirit and unique vision. It combines abstract storytelling with personal experiences and reflects the influence of both the environment and the artist's own emotional journey.