The End of an Era
This series of charcoal portraits offers my homage to maestros who are no longer with us.
Each one here is a stalwart in his/her own field, a supreme artist or performer. For generations like my own, the sitar has been synonymous with Pandit Ravi Shankar, just as pop has meant Michael Jackson. When we have lost each one of these maestros; I have felt a deep vacuum, felt an era come to a close.
I offer these paintings as my humble tribute to each master here. May they rest in peace.