London-based Punjabi poet Amarjit Chandan’s poem with its English translation is being carved in stone to then be installed in a public square in a town near London. Artist Alec Peever, a master in Lettering and Sculpture, is carving it on a forty foot long stone.
To us, it constitutes an unusual honor for both the Poet and the Sculptor where we will have the pleasure of viewing an art work that is being created by combining two different creative domains by artists of diverse cultural experiences. What a treat!
Here is the poem in Roman script:
dur bahut dur kisey nachhtar [planet] uttey piá hai pathar geeta.
eh ankháN muNd ke takkná paiNdá,
jeoN chetey ávey sohná mukh sajjanaN dá
Amarjit Chandan and Alec Peever outside Peever Studio in Oxfordshire where this inspiring work is now happening:
This playful person is Chandan’s grandson Aneel.
Photo by Sukant Chandan.
Read Amarjit Chandan’s Poetry
View Alec Peever’s Work