By Andre Kongri | SHILLONG | JUNE 21, 2020:
~ "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up," ~ Pablo Picasso.
There is no universal definition of art as it can be many things. From drawings to movies, art is an expression that can portray beauty and rage; suffering, sorrow and many other emotions.
In a society where many of us have lost touch with our 'Khasi' roots, freelance architect and artist, Mario Pathaw has taken it upon himself to remind us—the people of the Khasi and Jaintia Hills – where we came from, who we are and the beauty of 'our' culture.
By combining visual arts and traditional Khasi-Jaintia folktales, Mario's dream of reintroducing the people to long-forgotten stories, passed down from generation to generation, has become a reality.