KANWAL DHALIWAL
THE COURTS OF LAW
THE CLIENTS, Pastel on Paper, 20"X28", 1995
AT THE ADVOCATE-2, 18"X24", Pastel on Canvas, 1995
THE CLIENTS-1, Pastel on Cardboard, 16"X24", 1997
THE CLIENTS-2, Pastel on Cardboard, 16"X26", 1997
AT THE ADVOCATE-3, Water Colour on Paper, 20"X28", 1995
THE CLIENTS-3, 18"X25", Oil Pastels on Paper, 1998
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“Their total absorption in their small worlds, so very important to them, a matter of life and death. The lawyers’ clients were mostly white bearded peasants and farmers. Peasants, often illiterate, who do not know the law, get pieces of papers waved in their faces, mountains of papers, and their dependency on solicitors who often listen to dozens of cases at one time. There is public discussion of cases in lawyers’ rooms with many unconnected parties listening. Alongside bewildering landscapes, roomscapes, and lawyers’ things in sheds, Dhaliwal’s peasants too sit in their allocated spaces. The walls have the usual pierced windows to let in light and air. …”