Saturday, October 25, 2014

closed mind

Nancy Rourke was born deaf. She started painting at the age of six. She completed her education in an oral program in a hearing school. She is a trained graphic designer and worked with Microsoft Corporation designing Windows icons.After being laid off the job suddenly she once again picked up painting. She got involved with De’VIA art movement in 2010. In her own words she says, “I had discovered my passion. I waited so long to start painting Deaf Art.  I put off wanting to express my past experiences by audism and oppression from the realm of Oralism". Deaf Art, in other word, De’VIA is a movement for Deaf Art, De’VIA stands for Deaf View Image Art. The art movement was established in 1989 by nine Deaf artists. She has received an award from Puffin Foundation to study, through painting Deaf hood, Deaf culture, audism, Deaf history, Deaf politics, American Sign Language and bilingualism.


Friday, October 24, 2014


Adrienne Miller’s “We have been here” series is a body of work is about remembering and forgetting. It’s about past catching up on you and repeating itself. It also talks about selective memory and imagination of the brain to store shadows of past events. It talks about identity and is all about day to day life. A series originally began for a solo exhibition at Nashville's Smallest Art Gallery, the work contains images from a set of photographs documenting a woman travelling alone across Europe and Asia in the 1960's.Each piece contains archival digital printing with mixed media drawing on top.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

spaces in between

Please visit website of artist for more spectacular pictures.

LAMADIEU THOMAS is an artist who has an interesting canvas. He captures a piece of sky that in-between buildings. His marvellous interpretations of how that space between buildings transforms into unbelievable pieces of art is really stunning. First a space in between is identified. Then forms, shapes and patterns evolve and what emerges is a fascinating link that connects all elements together.



Action Against Hunger and ACF International is a global humanitarian organization. It is committed to ending world hunger and strives to work to save the lives of malnourished children. It core focus is also on providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. The Sharing Experiment was conducted to remind us that kids have a lot to teach us. Global hunger may be highly complex but we know what to do when someone needs nourishment. The video and the campaign were undertaken to broaden awareness and understanding of deadly malnutrition and generate support for the cause. How prosperous these kids are. They know how to share.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

the light inside

Roseline de Thélin has been working with lights for the past fifteen years or so. Her light sculptures and light installations play with all the qualities of light as its core inspiration. Elements like the reflection, refraction, fragmentation, conduction and transparency is what she plays with and discovers their attributes in several new ways.

She designs light art pieces and light installations for both private homes as well as public spaces. One of her main medium is Fibre optic which offers endless possibilities. Astronomy, scientific theories, quantum physics, and the expansion of consciousness are ideas that gave birth to her "Homos Luminosos" (Latin for luminous beings) series of light installation. In this series she has created holographic ethereal beings and organic forms such as spirals, waves, vortex out of light point edged on hundreds of optic fibres. The empty spaces between the light points encourages the viewer to fill up the gaps, co-creating a three dimensional image.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Two poems by two great poets almost paintings made with words. There cannot be a piece of art that is more apt for this quote. Nostalgia and flashbacks are always accompanied no matter how many times you read these poems. In the school days learning poetry that was this prolific was indeed a pleasure. A salute to the master poets from designjatra.

The Railway Train

I like to see it lap the miles,
And lick the valleys up,
And stop to feed itself at tanks;
And then, prodigious, step 

Around a pile of mountains,
And, supercilious, peer
In shanties by the sides of roads;
And then a quarry pare 

To fit its sides, and crawl between,
Complaining all the while
In horrid, hooting stanza;
Then chase itself down the hill 

And neigh like Boanerges;
Then, punctual as a star,
Stop - docile and omnipotent -
At its own stable door. 

Emily Dickinson

From A Railway Carriage

Faster than fairies, faster than witches,

Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches;
And charging along like troops in a battle
All through the meadows the horses and cattle:
All of the sights of the hill and the plain
Fly as thick as driving rain;
And ever again, in the wink of an eye,
Painted stations whistle by.
Here is a child who clambers and scrambles,
All by himself and gathering brambles;
Here is a tramp who stands and gazes;
And here is the green for stringing the daisies!
Here is a cart runaway in the road
Lumping along with man and load;
And here is a mill, and there is a river:
Each a glimpse and gone forever!

Robert Louis Stevenson

Sunday, October 19, 2014

good ideas

The RSA Animate series was conceived as an innovative, accessible and unique way of illustrating and sharing the world-changing ideas from the RSA's free public events programme. With millions of views and thousands of comments, fans and subscribers, RSA Animates have revolutionised the field of knowledge visualisation whilst spreading the most important ideas of our time.

One of our most innovative, popular thinkers takes on-in exhilarating style-one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from?
With Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Johnson pairs the insight of his bestselling Everything Bad Is Good for You and the dazzling erudition of The Ghost Map and The Invention of Air to address an urgent and universal question: What sparks the flash of brilliance? How does groundbreaking innovation happen? Answering in his infectious, culturally omnivorous style, using his fluency in fields from neurobiology to popular culture, Johnson provides the complete, exciting, and encouraging story of how we generate the ideas that push our careers, our lives, our society, and our culture forward.


PadmaVibhushan R.K.Laxman, India's best known political cartoonist turned cartoons into art masterpieces with his brush strokes and  tongue-in-cheek humour. In a career spanning over 50 years, most of it at the Times of India, R.K.Laxman has been constant in the common man's life with his take on the changing times, not just in the field of politics, but society,in general.India became addicted to his daily feature 'You said it" and the endearing common man that represented the typical Indian man, with his characteristics, trials and tribulations.