Person is walking on path of love, in search of love. Line between person and heart indicates hidden connections and bright colors on canvas represents positive energy.
Painted with acrylic paint on opaque paste that develops crakes as it dries.
Artist: Jalal Gilani | 24X26, March 2014
Frame animated story for kids based on Sir Muhammad Iqbal’s urdu poetry “Hamdardi” means Sympathy. Adapted for Children from William Cowper.
Narrated in Urdu with English annotation.
Perched on the branch of a tree
Was a nightingale sad and lonely
“The night has drawn near”, He was thinking
“I passed the day in flying around and feeding
How can I reach up to the nest
Darkness has enveloped everything”?
Hearing the nightingale wailing thus
A glow‐worm lurking nearby spoke thus
“With my heart and soul ready to help I am
Though only an insignificant insect I am
Never mind if the night is dark
I shall shed light if the way is dark
God has bestowed a torch on me
He has given a shining lamp to me
The good in the world only those are
Ready to be useful to others who are