Trail of Ants

Ink on canvas, 22”/33”, 2011

Black ants are docile and extremely trusting. They don’t have the defensive mechanism like the other creatures. I tried to represent, both Black and White complimentary colors which signify neutrality and I have taken these colors to paint Gandhi because He followed the path of non-violence. The principle of nonviolence or Ahimsa has been integral to many Indian religions and Mahatma Gandhi espoused for total nonviolence in the Indian freedom struggle.

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