Art and Patriotism: Skillful brothers in Lahore wait for recognition
On this 14th of August, let us focus over appreciating art and skills of our country-fellows.
(Web Desk) – Who says Pakistan does not possess skillful persons; it is indeed filled with extraordinary people having varied abilities to amaze the entire world. The only thing which is required is their recognition, at least within Pakistan if not around the world. Two brothers from Lahore are the embodiments of skillfulness and dexterity. These brothers can paint anything and build any artifact with the assistance of matchsticks and capsules. Amazing, isn’t it?
They have already produced some extraordinary objects including the mausoleum of Allama Iqbal with the assistance of 35,000 capsules and Mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam with the help of more than 1,000 matchsticks. They spend time, efforts, and even resources over setting up these models even knowing that nobody will recognize them or even give a pat on their back for the job well done.
They built mausoleum of Allama Iqbal with the assistance of matchsticks, which is quite amazing. Photo: Screenshot
They can perform magic with capsules and matchsticks. Photo: Screenshot
“I built this mausoleum of Allama Iqbal considering the dream of Pakistan that he perceived and Muhammad Ali Jinnah fulfilled.” Patriotism is in the core of their heart indeed.
Mother of the duo seems quite hopeful and was of the view that the government and the relevant authorities should enroll them in National College of Arts (NCA). Photo: Screenshot
“They want to attain higher education in this field”, she added.
Here are the few pieces of painting that both brothers drawn. They are indeed quite optimistic and demanded to keep their objet d art in the museum of NCA.
Recognition is what skillful people in Pakistan need
Unfortunately, skillfulness and adroitness are qualities which are in abundance in Pakistan, but there is no recognition which provides the motivation to the artists to enhance their work. Withal if there is no appreciation, there will be no new talent at all. On this 14th of August, let us focus over appreciating art and skills of our country-fellows.
Reported by Marwa Ansar Chaudary
Edited and translated by Junaid Ali Malik