Nothing excites us at TREAT as much as the sight of doctors doing creative work outside their main domain, which informs and enriches their day jobs as well.
Rakesh Ramesh, surgical oncologist and multimedia artist brings a unique sensibility to his art. A keen eye makes even his abstracts stand out with quirky details. Life and life forms populate his work- an undercurrent of positivity is omnipresent in his art.
A prolific painter, Rakesh has explored different milieu, landscapes and life forms. Keeping with these digital times, his recent foray into art has been on his I-pad. In this issue, we bring you a set where his inspiration is his childhood and College days in some of the most picturesque parts of Gods own country. With each piece, we include his small description which make these images all the more vivid.
Here is Rakesh Ramesh’s I-pad art, we’ll call this set Ente Keralam
Attukal Pongala- The Pongala Mahotsavam is the most important festival of Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.
This festival at Aatukal has been entered into the Guinness book of world records as the largest congregation of women in the world.The offering of Pongala is a special temple practice prevalent in the southern part of Kerala and some parts of Tamil Nadu.
Kumarakom – a tourist spot in Kerala ,India won this years UN prize for sustainable tourism.
Right from coconut leaves weaving to coir making ,toddy tapping and a country boat ride through the lush green Vembanad Lake, a tourist visiting Kumarakom gets hands on experience about the village life in the popular destination.Here in the picture you can see rural coir making- visit Kumarakom for an hands on experience!
Memories of Alappuzha will not be complete without remembering about “Nehru Trophy Snake Boat race”- it comes every year during second Saturday of August and is held in Punnamada Lake.For the people of each village in Kuttanadu ,Vallamkali is not just a sport, but a splendid display of their culture and togetherness.
“Karkidaka Vavu Bali “- is the sacrificial ritual performed in memory of the departed souls of ancestors.On the day of Vavu people belonging to the Hindu religion gather on the riverbanks and beaches to offer Bali.People believe that the departed souls attain mohsha if the ritualistic homage is performed on Karkidaka Vavu.
It was always a joy to see children jumping to the lake during summer days – some sweet memories from Venice Of The East – Alappuzha.
Kollam Beach is always a colorful memory for me – it is mainly because of the ease with which you can fly a kite!
Alappuzha is always my second home – I just love that place especially the backwaters and the people living around it.
Thrissur Pooram- one of the most popular temple festivals of the South India.
It is famous for Chenda Melam , display of golden elephant caparisons, fireworks , crowd…
Once in a life time you should have a feel of a temple festival in Kerala – so lively and colorful.
Kerala – a state in India has the maximum literacy rate( approximately 97%)- governments literacy policy made many elderly learn to write and read,share their thoughts with their grand children- life changed for them.It is a pleasure to see this site in rural Kerala village – grandchild reading and the grandfather listening to it!.
Rakesh brings the same sensitivity to his work as cancer surgeon. Passionate about patient education and disease prevention, he puts his art skills to use creating unique material. Hope you enjoyed this series. We will bring you more from this artist and others through ART PALETTE in the future.