Coimbatore-based miniature artist paints tricolor in his eyes – The New Indian Express

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By Express press service

COIMBATORE: Ahead of the 75th Independence Day celebration, a Coimbatore-based miniature artist drew the national flag on the sclera of his eye to raise awareness of the freedom movement. UMT Raja used a mixture of wax and egg white and tricolor paint in the eyes.

Raja said he did the painting by himself looking at a mirror. It took the 52-year-old artist from Kuniyamuthur hours of concentration to complete the design. Raja said he struggled to fix his gaze on the mirror and after 16 attempts he finished the painting.

The painting took 20 minutes. The artist, however, warned people against trying to follow him. Dr A Sasikala Elizabeth, Medical Consultant, Aravind Eye Hospital, echoed her. “Such acts would certainly harm the eye. The substances he used to draw the tricolor could cause allergies and itchy eyes.

Any foreign body in the eye is a source of infection and risk. Recently, a young man lost his sight after having one of his eyes tattooed,” she said. A goldsmith by profession, Raja has imagined miniatures on several occasions.

COIMBATORE: Ahead of the 75th Independence Day celebration, a Coimbatore-based miniature artist drew the national flag on the sclera of his eye to raise awareness of the freedom movement. UMT Raja used a mixture of wax and egg white and tricolor paint in the eyes. Raja said he did the painting by himself looking at a mirror. It took the 52-year-old artist from Kuniyamuthur hours of concentration to complete the design. Raja said he struggled to fix his gaze on the mirror and after 16 attempts he finished the painting. The painting took 20 minutes. The artist, however, warned people against trying to follow him. Dr A Sasikala Elizabeth, Medical Consultant, Aravind Eye Hospital, echoed her. “Such acts would certainly harm the eye. The substances he used to draw the tricolor could cause allergies and itchy eyes. Any foreign body in the eye is a source of infection and risk Recently, a young man lost his sight after having one of his eyes tattooed,” she said.A goldsmith by profession, Raja has dreamed up miniatures on several occasions.

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