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does this make me a vandal


                                   Does this make me a vandal

                               asks artist Apnavi Thaker herself.

A non-conformist who does not have any formal education in art made her decision to be a painter at the age of six. This Mumbai born artist was in Geneva as a teenager when she got involved in street art; provoking the secure system. Back in Mumbai at the age of 20 she trained under artist Krishnamachari Bose and Artist Jehangir Jani guided her.

No standard way of life for her, she is famous for going bald too. Her artwork is funky, provocative, questioning, a little crude and has certain kind of violence which depicts liberating experiences.

See more of her work here and here.

nine nights

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  view from zanana,         feminism,                      doli

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distant boat,                       lady in pink,               behind the plants

Navratri-nine nights, the Indian festival is going to end tonight. Different parts of India celebrate it differently. (How and why see here, here and here.)

But mainly, nine forms of  Shakti (power) (metaphor for goddess Durga) i.e. female divinity are worshipped.

Here is my modern way to celebrate navratri with nine Indian women artists’ work on canvas about women’s -emotions, situation, modernity, entrapment and hopes…..

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siamese art

There are certain movements and thoughts which have a timeless quality about these pieces of art. There is one common thread which appears like a recurring motif, and that is ‘bends in a road, paths crossed, corners turned ‘(Sandra Tarantino) which traps life beautifully.
Hemi Bawa was born in India in 1948. Sandra Tarantino was born in Canada in 1973. Hemi creates kiln-fired cast glass sculptures and sculptures of glass with metal, wood, or acrylic. While in Sandra Tarantino‘s works the physical base of shaped forms are constructed out of wood, which are then covered with pre-gessoed and painted canvas.

Both are continents apart, generations apart, mediums apart but still make a beautiful connection.


                         Hemi Bawa (glass+copper)


                      Sandra Tarantino(shaped canvas)


                                    Hemi Bawa


                                    Sandra Tarantino


         Hemi Bawa                     Sandra Tarantino

I was about to do a post on Hemi Bawa then I saw Sandra Tarantino’s work in an eye for an interior‘s beautiful post ‘expression of art’. I instantly saw a cosmic relation.

Boundaries merge when thought process starts travelling!

20 thousand leagues under the sea



The Unstill Life





The lost correspondent



Is it a visual seascape?



Art touching environmental boundaries?

Or drawing attention to ecological processes?

It is a world’s first underwater sculpture park, created by Jason de Caires Taylor.

This sculpture park is located on the beautiful island of Grenada in the Caribbean.

Here, sculptures become artificial reefs which attract marine life as well as human visitors. The sculptures are sited in clear shallow waters to afford easy access.

It is unique, a kaleidoscope of art interacting with environment and vice-versa, shifting of sands every moment and the viewing undercurrents tell me

it is certainly out of this world!

In artist’s views it is hope and recovery and underlines our need to understand and protect the natural world.