Award winning artist Harjeet Singh Sandhu was recently in Toronto to unveil his latest mosaic tile masterpiece featuring an iconic image of Shaheed Bhagat Singh – a Punjabi social revolutionist and folk hero of India’s independence. On hand for the unveiling and opening of the exhibition were many dignitaries, family, friends and even descendants of Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Brampton-Springdale MPP, Hon Minister Harinder Malhi, was on hand to thank Mr. Sandhu for is inspirational art work and honoured him with a certificate.
Born and raised in Punjab -India, Harjeet received his Master Degree in Fine Art from the University of Punjab in 1983. He was awarded North India’s best sculpture in “Head Study from Concept”. Harjeet sketched out numerous images of motherhood in clay which he collected from the village pond. He has also created landscapes in water and oil and various drawings. As a profession, Harjeet was a teacher. He moved to the Unites States in 1985 and had to put aside his passion for art to be able to provide for his family.
In 2010, Harjeet finally decided to pursue his dreams of becoming a mosaic artist. So , he picked up his tools and began his new venture. To date, he has completed six glass mosaic cut pieces and continues to build his collection. The colored mirrors and their arrangement in the compositions are serving as the most precious script to liberate himself for the real discovery of life.
The mosaic tile of Shaheed Bhagat Singh is one of many pieces that are currently on Exhibit at the Sikh Heritage Museum of Canada (www.shmc.ca) as part of Sikh Heritage Month celebrations. The Exhibit entitled Sikh Mosaic Art also features a large mosaic tile image of Durbar Sahib (Golden Temple) with stunning craftsmanship detailing the reflective wavy water of the Sarovar (Pool of Nector). Other tile pieces include former US president Barak Obama, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Oscars.
Harjeet is a multitalented artist and his works as a sculpture, wood carver and painter are also on display. The exhibit runs until April 22, and is open every Sunday from 12-5pm on April 8, 15, and 22. Admission is open to all and is free.