Have you ever felt like the universe is sending out messages to you? I ask because that's what I've felt lately. Take for instance, this chain of events that have taken place over the past two days. Yesterday, quite by accident, I came across a TED talk by Manoush Zomorodi, in which she explains the … Continue reading The mocking mural
One of the exhibits at Bagore ki haveli, is a hall filled with puppets—of colourful Rajasthani men, women and animals. I'll let the puppets introduce themselves: We are only puppets, our strings are being pulled by unknown forces. ― Georg Büchner “Sometimes when I'm writing, I wonder if the words have a mind of their … Continue reading Puppets
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. –Pablo Picasso Which is why, perhaps, it must spill out of the halls of exhibitions and galleries, and enter the public space. Perhaps it was the influence of Mario, or the general laid back 'hippie' culture that is now synonymous with … Continue reading Art for all
Along one of the ends of Eliot's beach in Chennai is a long colourful mural depicting city life in Chennai. Here's one portion of the mural for this week's Photo Challenge. For more vibrant images, visit the Daily Post. PS. I haven't been able to catch up with posts from you for a while - … Continue reading Vibrant Chennai
These, along with several other paintings greeted us, as we entered Puducherry while on our road trip in Tamil Nadu last Christmas. This is post #5 in this year's NaBloPoMo, or as Ra calls it Nano Poblano NaBloPoMo = National Blog Posting Month = Thirty straight days of blogging Thanks a bunch to all the … Continue reading Highway Art
Tall, clean and sharp, they come in shiny boxes. We draw them out and display their art. We put them in denim pockets, in rusty boxes and in dusty pouches. We wear them down and peel them out. Misplaced, handed over, forgotten, replaced - it's of no relevance. They have ensured that they have made … Continue reading WPC: Change
A couple of weeks back, the Daily Post asked us to show forces of nature. While I did not have a photograph to show, I was inspired to paint something involving as many forces of nature, and a few forces that are influencing nature. How many can you identify? Who's the strongest of them all?
An artwork commissioned for newly-weds N and M. Wish you both a very happy married life 🙂 Inspired by the initials of their names and the date of the wedding.
Sometime back, I unearthed old drawings from the depths of my cupboard*. I'm not sure what this drawing is about and what was going through my mind at the time I drew this. Perhaps it was my subconscious trying to communicate to me. A few random thoughts escaping the labyrinth of my brain, and finding … Continue reading The wandering mind
It was on the first of March, a Sunday, that our family got together. It was after such a long time that we went out together, that we joked that it would rain. And sure enough, it did! Little did we know, that it was the beginning of a very strange phenomenon. Not only on that day, … Continue reading Art from scrap