When the early man developed the use of his hand, his consciousness began to change.
Our brain needs stimulants as to change its structure, it is a malleable being. When the hand moves the pen, brush or a tool; it sends signal to brain for a change in its electronic circuit resulting in millions of new connection thus adding to human consciousness.
Now a days mechanical and electronic devices are taking over the labours of hand, thus reducing the capacity for expressions of our faculties. Such pragmatism is of limited concept. Around us there are other numerous forces, named and unnamed, which only the sensitivity and intuition of fingers can express , resulting in new creations.
To me painting especially oil painting is a mode of sensing and exploring the world around us, through the medium of hand. It is to me of prime importance that we retain this capacity. Conceptual and readymade art is opposed to such spirit.