Mixing mythology and history, Hifzul creates a character the rolls both of these aspects into one. Telescoping time, the protagonist has many arms, in the manner of most Indian deities, he offers protection and peace. Yet he wears the uniform of a French General, Napoleon. The face of the general is however self-portrait. This hints towards the waves Colonial travelers who visited India, from the French, to the Portuguese and the British. The rooster and Cheeta, echo the theme as well.
Medium: Acrylic on canvas.