Friday, September 9, 2016

Muslim Artist's Love for Hindu God Ganesha is Above all Religions

THE DECCAN CHRONICLE
By Aknisree Karthik
Syed Huseni and his artwork
INDIA---At a time when religious intolerance is refusing to subside in India, a devout Muslim artist named Syed Huseni from Bangalore, with his paper-cutting expertise, loves to cut out sculptures of Hindu god Ganesha. His love for Ganesha is as deep as his love for Islam. For Huseni, art has no religion. He says that art should not be seen from the viewpoint of religion. He is one of the few artists who specialize in paper-cutting art like Sanjhi (Indian art), Kirigami (Japanese art) and he has successfully adapted these methods for contemporary themes on subjects concerning the common man. [link]