Landscapes have always fascinated me from the very beginning. I started creating slums in landscapes both on canvas and on Jute. However, while painting, I would wonder if I should explore more elements. Something felt missing. Therefore I decided to add railway tracks and railway stations to my works, because they are such an important, historical source of transport in Pakistan. For this exhibition, I have worked on old locomotives Steam Engines from the times when the country first started running trains. I have visited many parts of Pakistan to see the railway stations, tracks and trains in person. Thus comes the fascination with this theme.
When we travel by train, the sound of the train whistle gives us the signal and peace of mind that it’s time to leave. Similarly, when we leave this world, we should aim to have peace of mind and smiles on our faces.
Life is a journey... not a destination. In my opinion, life is like a railway platform where passengers come and go. Just the way we wait for the train on the platform, I believe we should wait for life's successes to reach us, because success takes time. Be patient.