She feels and smells the rain, but doesn’t hear the patter of raindrops on the roof or against the window-pane.
Pretty Shenuka Dias, encouraged and supported by her parents, however, has not let her hearing impairment be in the way of achieving what she wanted. Turning 29 on February 28, she is standing tall on her own and works from her home at Rajagiriya as a graphics designer.
The flower casts a shadow, the rhinoceros kicks up dust; a tracery of thin veins appear just under the delicate skin of one petal, sharp thorns sprout from another sturdy stem. When people see Madiha Sikandar’s work for the first time, her first challenge often lies in convincing them it’s not ‘real’ – “I can’t seem to push my viewer beyond that sometimes,” she confesses.