One's identity is shaped by the seas and oceans traversed in a lifetime, and all the fruits enjoyed in between. Ancestral roots naturally form the foundations of this identity. "Thames flows, Punjab glows" is a self-portrait depicting my proudly donning traditional Punjabi attire. Though born in England and raised in Australia, my Indian heritage perpetually enlightens my soul, like a candle whose flame gently quivers with each waft of air. Not even death can extinguish this everlasting flame of a young, blossoming man. Each meticulous brushstroke of this painting was highly critical in bringing forth resemblance to my very essence and glowing countenance. The heartbeats of cultural pride are palpable.
Thames flows, Punjab glows - Aryan Sethi
- 91.4 x 61 cm