RAGHAVAN: CREATIVITY IN BRASS INLAY WORK AFTER RETIREMENT
a Keralite settled in Delhi, specializes in brass inlay works.
And as a strange incident, his talent blossomed at the dusk of his
life, after he retired from service in National Small Industries
inlay work is a tedious job requiring much patience.
The picture to be carved out is copied to the rosewood panel and
the outline is grooved out. Flattened
brass wires of various sizes are hammered into the grooves.
The picture becomes bright after polishing.
the many works he has completed include the portraits of Indira Gandhi,
Raveendranath Tagore, K.R.Narayanan, J.R.D.Tata etc and others like Jesus
Christ, Guru Nanak and Geethopadesa.
doesn’t sell his works but has donated many of them for noble causes
like cyclone in Andhra Pradesh (1997), earthquake at Lathur etc.
a bachelor at 70, is a native of Trikkannapuram near Kuthuparamba in
Kannur. He is now settled at Mayur
Village, New Delhi.
retirement from service in 1985, he joined the Kerala School of Art at
Thalassery to polish his innate talents.
Until then he was a self-made artist though he had learnt the art
of brass inlay work from late Mulraj, a master craftsman and a national
continue my creative work and get boundless pleasure by engaging myself in
this activity”, he says.
Courtesy: Shajitha, New Indian Express
Contributed by: Administrator
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