The moment you run out of wall space and yet continue to acquire, is the time to admit that obsession has become addiction. The purchase that marked this shift was Rameshwar Broota's triptych Traces of Man. It is an exceptional painting in terms of execution and universal vision. It is a black, brooding, abstract work created carefully and slowly by scraping away layers of paint with a razor blade. The first time we stood in front of this great work, we immediately knew we couldn't leave without it. The commitment of the artist to his vision had created one of his greatest works. Broota's passion and originality radiated from every inch.