The Completeness

Thread, hand loomed cotton, rickshaw canopy canvas

54 w x 70 d

I was sitting on the Harishchandra Ghat, Varanasi, next to Gautam – a 22 year old economics student. I asked him what he was doing here, and he said, “See that woman burning over there, that’s my sister.” I asked him if he was sad and he said, “Yes, but I can’t show it, it’s bad karma for the soul of the dead if mourners show grief.”