An upside down journey – Cavemangram aka Fahad Al Abri
Art should be a priority because there is nothing more valuable than humanity and art is an expression of our humanity. You can’t buy humanity with money or success.
~ Fahad Al Abri aka Cavemangram
There are many ways to look at life and this world, whether it’s through technology, art spiritualism or more. But here’s one way you might not have heard of before- upside down. That’s right, there is one happy soul out in this world who is introducing the way of the handstand!
The handstand and how it all began.
Having covered an impressive 43 cities so far, one of his favourite views was when he did the handstand in Delhi.
His journey takes him not only across countries but also to some diverse terrains. But the handstand master conquers them all.
“The most difficult terrain was when I went to handstand on the highest sand dune in the world. Balancing on sand is tricky because the sand is soft, shaky and you can’t get a good grip, making it really challenging! It’s important because it helps us to understand how to stand and adjust in different environments, it’s a life lesson.”
When walking upside down became about world peace
“Delhi having one of the highest populations in this world, I find it incredible that everyone and all these different religions can live together in peace. They manage to stand for what they believe in and realize that strength is in their differences.”
When he’s not promoting world peace on his hands, Fahad enjoys spreading musical hoy with his ukelele which he thinks of as a “happy” instrument. To him, the art of music is another way of expression in his daily life.
“Art should be a priority because there is nothing more valuable than humanity and art is an expression of our humanity. You can’t buy humanity with money or success.”
When it comes to the finer things in life, Fahad firmly believes that traditional and handmade art forms should be preserved as it is a part of our culture and a way of honoring our ancestors and our past. He enjoys gifting people with mementos on random days just to spread joy. When asked about the intimacy of personalizing a gift and how it ceases to exist today, he said:
That’s funny that you ask because my girlfriend just said that she would like to bring back the art of giving actual birthday/celebration cards to our friends and family as it makes the gesture more personal and meaningful. It shows that you spent time picking something and nothing can replace a handwritten message of love. Obviously I agree with her.
TEDx SRMNCR and Cavemangram
“I thinks its great and I loved my gift. I loved the fact that it was handmade and personalized for me. It’s important for artists to have a platform like Stoned Santa in order to reach a wider range of people.”