In correspondence with Amit Ambalal, Bhupen Khakhar wrote about Atul Dodiya's Man Walking: "Atul has given the title of a Giacometti sculpture to this painting. He has included this sculpture as well as Jain cosmology in the painting. Giacometti had said about the sculpture that he wanted his works to communicate the revelation of the world's very first sculpture.
Atul writes, "The French playwright Jean Genet writes about Giacometti's work, '...it is difficult to live with your sculpture. If I were to keep it in my bedroom it would become a shrine." Atul connects the religiosity of his statement with Jain cosmology. Can we assume that Atul may have felt something similar when he stood before this sculpture?" (Bhupen Khakhar, Atul Dodiya: Recent Works, Calcutta, 1997)