doubts cast by a mere Dhobi compel a king to banish his pregnant wife?
This question has been debated by Hindus throughout the generations
with no satisfactory answer.
Oil, Latex, Stucco on
MDF board (23"x64") 2011. Dallas, TX.
This painting captures the
moment in time when Ram, compelled by his sense of duty, banished the
pregnant Sita. Luv and Kush were not physically present at this
occasion but Rahul has used them as symbolic figures to represent
various emotions of this heart breaking family break up scene. One
symbolizes the helplessness of the father and the other, pulling on the
mother’s sari, depicting her dignity and self respect. The
transitioning of light to dark points to the impending sorrow of
separation after the joy of togetherness. Rahul has left the faces
blank because oftentimes what is implied is more powerful than what is