No, I'm not referring to some treacherous underground secret society, rather my newly discovered obsession with illuminated calligraphy & miniatures. This piece is titled "The Flower Sellers of Kashmir." It is a small reflection of my childhood visits to Kashmir. You may notice the "water" in the painting is done in the Kashmiri tradition of decorative flowers outlined in gold to add a surreal note. I couldn't quite capture the highly reflective quality of the gold, it has a mysterious glow in the early morning light.
These are some childhood photographs of my brother, my mother & I in Kashmir.