Friday, March 27, 2015

Whorled Explorations 2

Kochi Muziris Biennale is around the corner of it's closing date and yet there's lot more to explore...lot to unearth and treasures lay hidden perhaps in each and every corner of Kochi, particularly Fort Kochi and Mattancherry. I would have loved to hang around more but time is always a constraint! 

Art, video art, installations and every facet presented were interesting to my eyes...the most memorable one was of course Ryota Kuwakubo's Lost #12...the play with light and shadow; picture not here. My little companion, Nandu and I enjoyed it the most. We were in a kind of Alice in Wonderland where shadows shrink and grew with approaching and receding light. We went saying oooh and aahhh!The materials used for the shadow play was everything from glass to cloth pins to candles etc.

One of my dear college mate and her 3 lovely, charming  and vivacious girls were my companions but it was her eldest who accompanied me visiting the artists' and their art...

 Aspinwall - another perspective

N S Harsha - Punarapi Jananam Punarapi Maranam



Hans Op de Beeck - The Quiet Story

Unititled - Manish Nai

Iceboat - Neha Choksi

Dinh Q Le's work
(Thanks to Manoj Vyloor for helping me with the name of the artist)

Swistik Pocket Knife - Biju Joze

Artha - Prasanth Pandey

Michael Najjar - Orbital Cascade_57-46

 The Life of Stars - Lindy Lee


Heaven and Earth - Lindy Lee 

Perpetual Stills -Punaloor Rajan

Ryota Kuwakubo - Lost 12

Anima Mundi - Theo Eshetu

1610 IV - Laurent Grasso

Origins-ATableau-Epiphany(Cuckoonebulopolis)-Surendran Nair-HuesnShades
 Origins-A Tableau - Epiphany (Cuckoonebulopolis) - Surendran Nair

Curve Ball or Take No Prisoners (Unsure which is the title) - Fiona Hall

1.9.2014 Dear Mr.Walter - Dayanita Singh

Hope you enjoyed this tour of our Biennale :) Now it's time to wait for the next and even better one. Best wishes to the Team of Biennale particularly Bose Krishnamachari, Riyas Komu and Jitish Kallat.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Life Loves Me!

It's Paint Party Friday's fourth Anniversary and I am extremely glad that I am part of it. I have found some amazing friends through PPF and What Fantabulous treasure trove of talent it has been!!! 

I wish the team many more years of colour and joy in partying with paint!!! Happy Anniversary PPF :) Dedicating this poem to all my PPF friends...

Life Loves Me!

Starlit nights or sun drenched days
I love the hues and shades
Sparrows, crows or Indian mynas
Kingfishers, robins or parrots
They all please me and please me well!

Gasping the fresh breath of air
Trees blanketed with flowers
Daisies, pansies and daffodils
Tulips, violets and carnations
I behold Spring and Spring beholds me!

Blessed with my family
Blessed with my friends
Blessed with my teachers
Who taught me the lessons of life
I love my life and life loves Me!

This is a poem I wrote a few years back and I share it now with mighty heart!!! Completely one with it and the feeling of life loving me is extremely strong at this point :) I hope the same for my PPF friends and all the friends around... 

Eva and Kristin have asked us to post a self-portrait to celebrate the event. I have opted an easy way out :) These are a few digital trials of my 4 year old picture. Here's my self-portrait !!!

 Fresco style

 Dark Strokes

Ocean Ripple

If I were to be underwater, I would look like this :)

Have a Wonderful Weekend!