Interpretation of the Cover Page:
(The Picture Stood first in the Painting Competition Held in UCMS, Bhairahawa)
"…Nothing feels real anymore… even my own body feels strange to me… things seem to be falling out of place…. It’s like I’m observing myself, my emotions & my thoughts from a distance…"
Painter & Interpreter: Abdulla Nazim
Painter & Interpreter: Jose Abulho Nazim
The interpretation of the cover page painting
Several instances of adolescence suicide of late in the country have suddenly aroused the attention of the society towards issues of adolescence depression. The painting on its own little way tries highlighting the issue. The colorful yet darkish cloud on the top depicts the mental status of the teenager placed in the painting depicting sadness, hopelessness, discouragement, loss of self worth and self-hatred. While the bright yellow and whitish color in the middle is that glimmer of hope bursting out the darkness and uncertainty prevailing in the teenager’s life. The barbed wise is the depiction of her self-imposed imprisonment. Painter & Interpreter: Niraj Shrestha
The prevailing political instability in the country has led to rise in foreign employment. The cover page painting aims to bring forth this very issue, where the husband under compulsion has to go to a foreign land. In the picture there's a husband and wife hugging each other passionately. The blue and white curles represent the sea of love between them while the orange, yellow and red speaks up for the unfathomable agony, the compulsion, the anger, the tragedy and the burst of love in their hearts and minds at the moment of farewell. But these stories of agony and pain will continue to haunt our land as
"The quest for gold shall never end
Till the quest for happiness shall last"
Niraj Shrestha, the painter