This drawing is part of a body of work titled Glimpses of Fiji. In 2014 I spent five months sailing around the Fijian Islands, meeting local people and discovering remote locations.
The drawing is based on a photograph I took in the streets of Nadi on the eve of Diwali light festival. The artwork is drawn by hand using a graphic tablet.
It is an important piece for me because I feel that Fijian Indians don’t get the credit they deserve. They comprise about half of the population and are very industrious peple and yet there is still a lot of discrimination and covert racism against them. Looking at the way Fiji is portrayed in advertising and social medai one would not know there are also Indians living there. This bright piece with the banner for Fijian Sun in the background is to show otherwise.