Drawings of the Blind 3

These are the last few drawings which I have been able to scan. The rest, over fifty of them, are too big.

Pre-operative patients having their eye-sockets sterilised in preparation for the op.

Pre-operative patients receive eye-drops in preparation for the op.

Bandages in place for the op

Bandages in place for the op

Post-operative patient

Post-operative patient

Happy post-op patient

Happy post-op patient

One of the surgeons

One of the surgeons

The chief surgeon. He could do hundreds of cataract ops in a day

The chief surgeon. He could do hundreds of cataract ops in a day

Charan Singh, the guru at whose behest the eye camp takes place, with surgeon

Charan Singh, the guru at whose behest the eye camp takes place, with surgeon

A voluntary worker carrying food - chapattis under a cloth

A voluntary worker carrying food – chapattis under a cloth

The eye-camp taking place outdoors and in the countryside, the natural world also gets a look-in:

Wherever humans are, there are crows too

Wherever humans are, there are crows too

A squirrel gleaning

A squirrel gleaning

A water-buffalo seen from atop a buffalo-drawn cart

A water-buffalo seen from atop a buffalo-drawn cart

And here is a page from one of Lesley’s sketch-books from roughly 40 years before. It shows that her characteristic style, the build-up of lines with fast hatching, accompanied by single modulated lines, goes right back to her twenties.

Page from Lesley's sketch-book, ca 1948

Page from Lesley’s sketch-book, ca 1948

 

A patient naps while waiting

More here

Blind child

and here

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