The works in this series started out with lighthearted sketches of chairs that my husband and I would probably never be able to afford to buy, but we would enjoy them nonetheless. Most of my work prior to this dealt with the transitory nature of 'home'; the objects and paintings created were easily portable so one could just take it with them and make the new place feel like their old one or their idea of home. As I sketched more and more chairs, I was drawn to the ones I would detest aesthetically and suddenly had a newfound appreciation for them when they were used to serve me and show me hospitality. I wanted to make the mundane hopeful and give them a new life and reputation. The two chairs drawn in wire are those. The larger lounge chair was in Nuwara Eliya and belonged to a family guest house that they shared with us. The plastic chair is more iconic, because I've seen them everywhere in India and Sri Lanka. These are a collection of my impermanent feelings made permanent. A memento to the little things we overlook.
"A bowl of vegetables with someone you love is better than steak with someone you hate. "- Proverbs 15:17 NLT
Hashan Cooray born in 1987, received his professional training from Art Way institute . His academic background in art dates back to the early stages of his life. Books, research and education paved the way to where he is today. He explains that Art Way institute helped him create a whole new aspect in terms of observation and expression to his artistic career as well.