The courtyard, water and the garden are the three essential elements of Rafiq Azam's act of dreaming Dhaka. Azam is also a painter, his favoured medium is watercolor, a way of painting that uses water and degrees of saturation to describe depth, color and mood. In Dhaka there is water everywhere, Or there should be in the most populous city in a country that occupies the largest delta in the world. Azam's watercolors are dreamy swathes and shades of blue and green. There is also the occasional lonely dingi (traditional timber boat) charting a course across one of Azam's translucent green water bodies, startlingly green because of the ecologically inevitable algee.