Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Look

The Look
(Acrylic, Pencil, Mixed Media)
Capturing the fleeting instant when two eyes meet...
--Kind of looks like Zooey Deschanel :P

Monday, January 17, 2011

MLK Day

Voices: MLK 
(Ink)
The first of a series of my take on inspirational figures from history/present. What better way to start off the series than with Martin Luther King Jr. His speech/Million Man March will always be present in our minds and hearts. It is a shame that equality (no matter race, creed, sex etc) is still not a universally accepted idea. Here's to the now&present--here's to us to keep pushing for a change...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Find Yourself

Find Yourself
(Ink, Mixed Media)
This symbolizes my experience moving in to the big city. There's so much life/craziness going all around, it is very easy to get caught up in it all and to get lost...

Monday, January 10, 2011

Planes

Planes
(Acrylic, Pencil, Mixed Media)
Different perspectives always interest me--seeing someone or something from a different angle gives us a different characteristic of said being. The gold chain is used to bring the different perspectives together cohesively. How do you view the world/others around you?

Saturday, January 8, 2011

My Top 30 films!

A small break from the world of fine art, and into the magic of cinema!
My good pal Tom of A Work in Progress created his very own Top Movie List on IMDb, and gave me the push to do so as well--quite a hard task as there are so many great films out there to choose from!
I am sure the list will never be final/complete as it is ever changing.

Take a look at my favorites right here

UPDATE: Also made a list of my favorite 25 film characters--what's a great story without great characters?

What are films that you cannot get enough of?

Here's a hint to my number one:

Friday, January 7, 2011

Fleeting Memory

Fleeting Memory
(Acrylic, Watercolor, Ink, Mixed Media)
We tend not to remember every single minute detail; sometimes the most peculiar (or important) things stand out apart from the rest within our memories.

This piece went through quite a bit of revisions; from the construction of the background to the shape of the body of the main figure.
My experience working and exploring upon this painting was a pretty funny metaphor to what the piece meant to me--that 'otherworldly' fleeting/changing aspect of one's memory.

Here's the last revision I had before finally arriving to my finished piece:
I wasn't all too happy with the shape of the body of the figure--it didn't have the graceful/flowing personality to it that I had envisioned (I did my best to change that for the final version of the piece). The background also didn't feel too cohesive for me--so I added the yarn strings and vertical piece of tape. I have my reasons for why I applied these little changes to the piece, though I want to keep the meaning open to all of you :)

Here is where this piece all started:
a simple watercolor semi-portrait of one of my pals. I happened to paint it on this discarded piece of bristol paper. What started out as just a sketch/practice painting, ended up being a rather interesting piece of work to me. The concept of the fleeting aspect of time and memory grew from here...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Womb

Womb
(Ink, Watercolor, Acrylic on Board)
A kind of re-birth/new beginning--perfect transition&start for 2011

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Widow



The Widow
(24x24in Acrylic on wood board)
I explored my view of the traditional Indian Widow; a life held by constraints and the rules of their society. Perhaps it is an environment that one can escape...

Here's a look at the process this piece went through from the sketch on the board to the final (minus the red background and yarn):
Red just seemed like the right choice for the background--to bring an intensity; a metaphor for the glare of society that the widow character may be feeling enforced upon her
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