Saturday, July 12, 2014


Jeffrey Allen Price, is a multimedia and interdisciplinary Installation artist. His work often alludes to natural processes such as growth and decay and ultimately comments on consumerism and materialistic culture. His work is often process based and accumulative, humorous and playful.

His statement: “ .... I seek the personal and the universal. I often include organic elements or recycled materials with real and implied transformations taking place in the work. ......... My installations are typically room sized collages of various fragments, assemblages, accumulations of processes I have been engaged with for over 15 years.” 


Friday, July 11, 2014

plan to live ... or live to plan?

John Wellington Kent, better known by his signature Jack Kent was an American cartoonist and prolific author - illustrator of children’s books, best known as the creator of the comic strip ‘King Aroo’. In addition to his own books, he also illustrated books by other authors.

“ By means of his artwork, Jack Kent has developed a fresh variation. ................. he has given the stories a new dimension of humour and, while the morals are as true as ever, the reader enjoys a chuckle along."

Illustration (origin: latin word  illustra’tio, illu’stro meaning enlighten, irradiate) is a visualisation or a graphic depiction made by an artist, such as a drawing, sketch, painting, photograph, of things seen, remembered or imagined.


Thursday, July 10, 2014

connecting the dots

The traditional Indian Rangoli, drawn as an auspicious symbol in front of most Indian homes, has a very simple beauty about it. Innumerable patterns are born from a basic grid of dots, from the simple to the complex, from straight line geometrical ones to fluid curvilinear ones. The possibilities are unending..... it is the maker of the rangoli who imagines a pattern in the dot matrix and brings it to life!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

past, present and future

Maurits Cornelis Escher  is one of the world’s most famous graphic artists, well known for his lithographs, wood cuts, wood engravings, drawings and sketches.

His ‘transformations’ and impossible constructions’ continue to stun people with their abstract concepts conveyed through precise and complex  geometrical construction. A very fine  sense of detail, born out of keen observation, is evident in all his work, as is his mastery over his medium of expression.

Lithography (lithos = stone, graphein = to write ) is a method of printing, invented by the German author and actor Alois Senefelder. It can be used to print text or artwork onto paper or other suitable material. 


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

the potter at play

A spinning mosaic of patterns drawn by Michael Gardner Mikhail Sadovnikov with wet clay on a potter's wheel turns into a stunning combination of visual and performing art. With simple, seemingly easy movement of his hand, the artist creates complex patterns that show a precise geometry born out of poetic simplicity. 

Sunday, July 6, 2014


Zenos Frudakis is a figurative sculptor, whose subjects include portraits of living and historical individuals and poetic/philosophical sculpture. Although Zenos creates personal, expressive works of art, he is a commissioned artist with wide ranging versatality who has created monumental public and private collections in the US and abroad.

The artists’ statement about his vision of the sculpture:
“ I wanted to create a sculpture, almost everyone, regardless of their background, could look at and instantly recognize that it is about the idea of struggling to break free. This sculpture is about the struggle for achievement of freedom through the creative process.”

Bronze is the most popular metal for ‘cast’ metal sculptures. Most bronze alloys have the unusual and desirable quality of expanding slightly just before they set, thus filling in the finest details of the mould, and shrinking slightly as it cools, thus making it easy to separate from the mould. Many ancient civilisations have used bronze for creating some of the finest sculptures known to mankind.