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Shouting in the Amen Corner by Aman Misra in Kolkata

Shouting in the Amen Corner by Aman Misra in Kolkata

Shouting in the Amen Corner by Aman Misra in Kolkata 

Picture credits - Aashera Sethi in Kolkata, 12th Hole ‘Golden Bell’ at Augusta National Golf Club, Georgia 

 

 

When I study Aashera’s watercolor of perhaps the most famous hole in all of golf, it evoked a certain type of emotion, a fantastical happiness - one you would reserve only for Lord of the Rings or Half Life, and the like. 

 

Last year after Big Cat’s fifth win, Joe Posnanski (an American sportswriter) did a dazzling narrative on the 12th hole at Augusta National Golf Club. If you haven’t read it, I recommend that you do

 

Golden Bell, is the shortest hole on the golf course. At 155 yards, the treacherous par-3 has played its part in many Masters victories (and defeats). The firm brush strokes (much like the artist’s own golf swing) reminds one of the old adage to paint the sky with your golf shots. 

 

In this depiction I see shadows of Sarazan, Hogan, Couples and the rest. A crucial hole, one designed to decide the championship come Masters Sunday, this is the lowest point on the golf course. I hear the roars as professionals rally to win the coveted Green Jacket(or fight for position), and how this painting symbolizes the hopes and aspirations of a young girl from Calcutta, India. 

April is a month of rebirth - for those who are believers, the Masters is known to finish on Easter Sunday. It teaches you that it is ok to let go. Seve Ballesteros was born during Masters week, that's no coincidence. Things happen, leaves yellow - but they desperately try and hang onto trees like we do with the Masters.

 

The Azaleas may not bloom until next April. (November? Not so sure). Till then, enjoy this short love note and painting. 


1 comment

  • Savio Almeida

    Wow! Truly a love note! So passionate n so divine!

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