Om Prakash Star

Om Prakash

Om Prakash (8) loves having fun and is often said to be a born stand-up comedian. He went through some rough years in which after a long period of illness, his mother passed away. For a little while his cheerful spirit seemed faded, but recently he is 100% back. Om Prakash loves to dance, perform, draw and be in the centre of attention. Om Prakash: I live in a brick and mud house with my four sisters, my father and one brother, three hens, two buffaloes and one goat. When I am not at school or studying, I like to play hockey in the village. We make the hockey sticks ourselves from wood we find in the village. I also like swimming and often cross the Punpun with our two buffaloes to let them graze the fresh green grass on the other side of the river.

Star depicts six smiling stars. Om Prakash choose to make stars as they are believed to encourage rain. Thoughts of people in the village are often based on the premises that all life is interconnected. Om Prakash: Rain is important so that plants can grow and there will be vegetables, fruits, rice and wheat. We need them to survive. At night when I sleep on the roof I often see many stars. This inspired me to make this print.

Title: Tara (Star)
Made by: Om Prakash
Medium: Woodcut
Size: 25×32 cm (size paper)
Price: ₹ 10,000/ € 150/ $ 175