the textiles used in most of the paintings completed during this time were acquired in rajasthan. afternoons would be spent in the bazaars sipping tea and selecting pieces of embroidered cloth, preferably the more ragged and torn ones. the teas had a most benign effect that led to the acquisition of a great many pieces which i later destroyed and incorporated into his work once back in his studio.
i became interested in what lies beneath the surface of things and in painting and transmitting emotions rather than just staying at the superficial level of representation. i think it was at this point that i became aware for the first time that perspective imposed a limitation and realised that i had long parted from it. i became interested in discovering new ways of conveying depth and unknown dimensions.