Saturday, July 19, 2014


Lock and key making is a craft that dates back to almost four thousand years. All known ancient civilisations have produced ingeneous locking systems. Locks are like puzzles, and  the possibilities are endless. 

Featured here are some antique locks, mainly Indian in origin, that show great ingenuity and creativity in the use of material and form. It is indeed fascinating how a utilitarian object turns into a work of art when it goes beyond the boundaries of mere function.



Syed Hyder Raza is an Indian artist, who has lived and worked in France, but maintains strong ties with India. His works are mainly abstracts in oil or acrylic, replete with icons from Indian cosmology as well as philosophy.

“ My work is my own inner experience and involvement with the mysteries of nature and form, which is expressed in colour, line, space and light.”


Thursday, July 17, 2014

a point of view

These characters were created based on the artist’s co workers.... seemingly opposites of each other. But actually, there is a bit of each in all of us, and together they create the stability much needed in our everyday life. Both express much more than positivity or negativity....... The pessimist doll features droopy eyes, while the optimist has a big smile, but both feature bendable arms that can exclaim in joy or lower in frown. Whether you are one, or the other, both express the possibility of change of perception, depending on your state of mind.  

Hans Bolling is an artist, advertising designer,  architect who has designed a plethora of art works ranging from dolls and furniture to villas, living complexes and town halls.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Andy Goldsworthy is a British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist who creates site specific sculpture and land art situated in natural and urban settings.The materials used in his art include brightly coloured flowers, leaves, mud, pine cones, stones, twigs, thorns ... even snow and icicles! 

He has been quoted saying “ I think it’s incredibly brave to be working with flowers and leaves and petals. But I have to: I can’t edit the materials I work with. My remit is to work with nature as a whole.”

Land Art is an art movement in which the work of art and the landscape are inextricably linked. It is created using organic materials. Sculptures are not ‘placed’ in nature, but are born out of it, designed specifically for their context.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

say the words ... today!

Norbert Rosing is a passionate nature and wildlife photographer with special dedication to the Arctic,North American landscapes, and the National parks of Germany.

Wildlife photography is one of the more challenging forms of photography, where one needs not only technical skills, (like being able to expose correctly) but also field skills (a thorough knowledge of the animal’s behaviour, in order to predict its actions) 

source: http://www.allposters.com

Monday, July 14, 2014


The image is a mosaic made up of pieces of painted paper by six year olds under the
guidance of Mr. Hall, an artist and a relief teacher at a number of schools in Australia.

Mosaic is the art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces of coloured glass, stone, or other materials. Most mosaics are made up of small, flat, roughly square pieces of stone or glass of different colours, known as tessarae, but some may also be made up of rounded pieces of stone called ‘pebble mosaics’


Sunday, July 13, 2014

monsters in the head

Paul Lyons is an‘illustratist’ and editor of the horror-themed comic book ‘Monster’,published by Providence. The book features a collection of  Providence’s most well known comic artists.

Paul Lyons was a founding member of Fort Thunder, a genre of comics spawned from the artists' collaborative house in Rhode Islands. With a distinctly ‘punk feel’, Fort Thunder was a house that hosted live shows in its heyday and many of its artists have also gone on to illustrate albums or other music paraphernalia.

Most of the collection is made up of experimental comics, that can at times be incomprehensible, like dreams or nightmares. 

source: http://hyperallergic.com