THE DOMINATION, Water Colour on Paper, 20"X30", 1986
THE COURTYARD, Oil Pastel on Canvas, 36"X40", 1993
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“The deorhee (entrance) interested me, an outdoor indoor space, a connection of the house to the outside world. The word ‘deorhee’ is connected to ‘door’,” says Dhaliwal the 'linguist'. In hot climates this space is important, especially to connect with other people and happenings in the village. “My aunt and my village inspired me. My aunt talking to the folk next door, the deorhee’s entrance to the road, the goats or hens which sometimes lived there, a tractor parked there for the night, jute mats and always a charpoy.” (A string bed on four legs, also used for sitting and chatting.) The animals were, of course, treated as part of the family, talked to, played with, patted by the grandmother. Hens, cows, flapping wings, farm implements!..."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KANWAL DHALIWAL
THE VILLAGE
THE PORTRAIT-1, Watercolor
THE PORTRAIT-2, Pastel
THE PORTRAIT-3, Pastel
THE PORTRAIT-4, Watercolor
THE FACE-8, Pastel on Paper
THE CLOSE UP-1, Pastel
THE CLOSE UP-2, Pastel
THE FACE-9,Pastel on Paper
THE MOURNING, Pastels on Board, 20"X30", 1993
THE CONVERSATION, Pastel on Board, 20"X30", 1993