Here’s my friend Jeebs, short for Ajibo (not really that short). Ajibo was the inspiration for The Animal People. I wanted to make a tiny sculpture of her to sit in the house someplace on the dining table or on the work table. It has become a larger project now but dear Jeebs is it’s President so I felt the need to let her know that her personality has been incredibly stimulating. Here’s a sticker for the sculpture series. They come packed with love and stickers.
walrus and gang. Photo by A&Y
reetings from a sunny December winter’s day at home! After a long crazy residency, a great successful show and a zipping trip to Nagaland’s Hornbill festival, here we are at the end of this year. New love for me this year is murals and ceramics. Also new on the cards is our artists’ collective Intercontinental Rollercoaster Club. A great feeling to have fellow artist friends here from Spain, Austria and Japan. We are now a stronger and a more alert force to apply ourselves to the pursuit of Art collectively. Good times lie ahead. May there be more travel, more good work and hopefully we see the tribe grow and the friendships deepen. My sister also graduates from Srishti School of Art & Design this year as a film maker so that’s another quality addition to the collective right there! Well next on the itinerary is a long drive all the way from Chandigarh to Bangalore! I’ll be posting about that next. Happy Holidays!
Indoor mural in Chandigarh. Drop in to Sector 9 if you are in town and have a taste of some fresh ice creams frozen right in front of you!
The ceramic animal people after the first firing. Glazed and ready for the kiln again.
Some of the animal people before they went into the kiln.
Intercontinental club invite. Photo by A&Y. Logo design by Iria Do Castelo and Samia Singh
The entire club. Image by A&Y
Good days spent during our residency at the Uttarayan Art Foundation doing printmaking, sculpture & sketching.
Nagaland. Kohima at 5:15 pm!
Kohima: blue inspiration.
Mandvi is a port town in Northwestern India. Ships are built here by hand. Gigantic wooden ships which are a delight to look at. And the people who work so hard on creating these masterpeices.Aina mahal is a strange palace in Bhuj, Gujarat. It is a mixture of Mughal and Dutch architechture. The building was old and Mughal, then the king travelled and found a Dutch designer and asked him to build the last wing which had not yet been constructed! So its a strange building. In the old city you suddenly see a cathedral like structure.