COVID-19: Dhanraj shows the way to be productive while in isolation
Cherukunnu: Dhanraj believes that paintings are not meant to be limited to canvases. We can choose any object around us as a medium for painting. Dhanraj Keezhara got the idea of painting on empty bottles while thinking about how he could utilize his time inside his house productively.
He said that his action will be meaningful if others, who are also sitting inside their homes due to COVID-19, got inspired from it. He picked up abandoned bottles and painted on them based on the ‘reuse and reduce’ philosophy.
Dhanraj decided to place himself in self isolation after he returned from Bengaluru last Thursday. He had brought with him all the paints and canvases that he required. That was when the idea of painting on bottles popped up in his head. Since, he could not go outside to collect the bottles, his friends brought the bottles from outside. He also wanted to involve his family members in this endeavor. They were involved in various phases including washing the bottles and painting the white background. He used acrylic paints for his paintings.
Dhanraj said that this can be done by anyone including those who claims to have no artistic flair. It can also be decorated as per ones taste with coloured stones or any unwanted material. The satisfaction our design brings us is immense, Dhanraj added.