Birth, Life and death go in a full circle- one succeeding the other like music in a disc pattern.Then, is there a re-birth? As fish or foul,or maybe a beast? So be careful now, the creature you trample upon may conceal a soul. Note on Materials : Blocked printing and Oil on Canvas framed.
View in the Mirror is a very thought provoking piece of art.
The Artist has placed between two mirrors two women of different ethnicity, a musical instrument and a flock of domestic geese.The message is clear : music and nature know no bounds. The background is beautifully hand-crafted and sets-off the scene well. You may want to sit for a while in front of this art piece.
Note on Materials: Block printing and Oil on canvas framed.
Music and dance are our cultural ambassadors. Because they have no barriers, both the mediums can cut across cultures and unit people . Just as the Kathakali of Kerala can be well appreciated by an European theatre crowd so can a Russian dance ballet in India.
Note on Materials: Mixed media on Handmade paper with Emboss board.
Here, in this art work, I have two characters: actors, if you will. As in most of my work, the female dominates the stage, so I've put her in the forefront, while the male lurks in the background, a bit player, partly an observer.
Other creatures of the earth fill the void, may it be the dusky dawn or a dusky sunset.
Note on Materials: Texture and Acrylic colour on canvas used in the dusky sunset and in the dusky dawn, in order to distinguish the styles.
Puppetry is an ancient form of performance. A marionette is a puppet controlled from above using wires or strings.
Puppets have the power to appeal and attract the people of all age groups. The soft puppets are made with cloth and manipulated with hand and fingers. One needs deft fingers for movements, and a ventriloquist's voice to simulate speech.
The visual impact of puppetry is beautiful. And even the audience can participate wholeheartedly with their comments and encouragement. Puppetry needs only a small investment in money, material, manpower, making it perfect for everyone from the casual enthusiast to the professional puppet master, who can enthrall their audiences with fantastic stories and theatre.
So is puppet theatre a dying art? Yes, it probably is. In this new age of technology- mobile phones, high speed internet, instant gratification... who has the time to enjoy a slow paced art? Lifestyles have changed rapidly that many of our traditional crafts and hobbies have been forgotten.
Tell me what you think. Are we too old for the joy of puppetry? Can it ever make a comeback, or is it forever doomed to be one of those pursuits that we look back on with nostalgia, and a sigh of 'those were the days?
Note on Materials: Two mixed media pieces on paper are used to illustrate. Mediums used are pencils, charcoal, colored pencils and ink pen.