Reality is often overwhelming and disturbing, and we look for a recourse to help us heal and deal with it. Religion, gods, philosophy is one way: perhaps, art is another.
Gurung recalls an artist friend of his jokingly asking him once: “When shall we pick rocks and take to the streets?”
He believes that we are all contributing one way or another, whether subtly from our homes or on the road tackling expired tear-gas shells.
“As artists,” he says, “our craft, their voice and expression are just as loud and forceful as sticks and stones.”
32 Cycles of Life
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