A leading Malaysian artist, Jeganathan Ramachandram is on a journey of exploration in the north of Malaysia. He says he is meeting many interesting people there.
One of his new acquaintances is Thurairaj, a lorry driver from Taiping, Perak whose job is transporting bitumen for road laying works.
Jeganathan discovered a hidden artistic talent in the humble Thurairaj. Slowly nurturing his talent and guiding him, Jeganathan says he was pleasantly surprised when his new student produced a fine set of tree sketches.
The married Thurairaj’s most delightful naive representation of trees captures the essence of the simple tree which we often take for granted.
Review by R. Sittamparam.
Photo courtesy of Jeganathan Ramachandram.