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ART Habens Suresh Babu Maddilety When I work, I am the artist and I am the audience. I am so deeply involved with the work that I am not aware of my surroundings and others’ reactions. It is as if my unconscious, subconscious and conscious all work together. I’m impervious to external perceptions, influences and responses. This is totally experimental work. After completing my work, it seems strange even to me. I have doubts how viewers receive this. It takes some time even for me to understand the work. After seeing my work, the viewers have freedom to accept, appreciate or reject it. I respect them for their own interpretation. What he said is true, it is the ground reality. I find that no matter, how immune one feels to the happenings around oneself, they do influence us. In fact, artists are more sensitive and respond strongly to the happenings favourably or otherwise. India, the country I belong to has a rich tradition of art, culture, history and spirituality. They do influence you either in a positive and dominant way or as an undercurrent of exasperation, but, they are there. Special Issue 23 4 05