Monday, May 28, 2012

Chhau mask from India

This is my interpretation of Chhau masks. This a beautiful folk dance form from Eastern Part of India. (West Bengal, Orissa and Jharkhand). They tell stories of wars between Durga and other Gods. It is an intensely acrobatic, atlethic and dynamic dance form. Folk dances, masks and costumes have always fascinated me. I feel proud to come from a country of such rich heritage, stories and culture.

The mask is hand painted and everthing else is made of fabric.
The last two images are of me and my sister goofing around.


More alien women

As usual I love to make women...both have been made years apart. Strangely enough I have nothing to write about them...Will write soon....

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dracula inspired Headgear

People see a blue face these days and assume you were inspired by Avatar...truth is I love making blue faces and have been doing it years before the film released!!
Now that, that is off my chest :P (very subtle)
I want to make a headgear like that. I was actually inspired by Bram Stroker's Dracula hair shape in the film.
 I love this film and Eiko Ishioka..who did awesome costumes for tons of films...I think I'm in love with her too!!!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Wish my hair would grow out like that

Women always long for good quality lustrous hair....I wish my hair would grow out like this...
Each person should have personality suiting plants and colours.
If one could extend one's personality into one's hair like this...what fun it would be!!!
(of course I'm not even thinking about it practically)
Special hair fertilizers and colour enhancing products, people would figure out ways to create artificial or personalised plants also.....hahahaaa....seems someone mixed something in my coffee today morning!!!! Morning Maddness!!!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Feeshies on Papier Mache

Papier Mache bowls hand painted using drawing inks and coated with diluted fevicol.
I love goldfishes and have used these fishes in a screen print that I have made.
I wanted to give the bowl a graphic..slightly Japonaise look on the top and the base I wanted to make it look like glaze....
Was fun to make!!! 

There's something about lines

These have been done many years apart from each other....I have some sort of mind block as to what to post today...maybe some coffee will help my brain start functioning today....

Friday, May 11, 2012

My Workspace

Where I let my mind, heart and soul free.....

Hand painted T-shirt

In Tibetan Buddhism, The Chitipati or the Lord of the Cemetery are a symbol of eternal dance of death and perfect awareness. They are invoked as wrathful deities. They are protectors and appear as fierce beings with a demonic appearance.

This is an extension of my love for Skulls and Tibetan Buddhism. This was on a T-shirt for People Tree..I have used diluted acrylic paints.

I am slowly leaning to detach from my work...this sold to someone.
Like the paintings that I leave behind in rented houses I have lived in..My work and love for things that I sell..finally is taken and worn by people who love the subject I feel a part of me belongs to them. At least someone else other than me will enjoy it too!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Powerful Dark Goddess

I am from Kalimpong and that falls in West Bengal...also having lived in Calcutta...have been conditioned to seeing Kali all around. (from temples to posters, to pandals)

Kālikā in Sanskrit, is the Hindu Goddess associated with empowerment. The name Kali comes from kāla, which means black, time, death, lord of death. Kali means "the black one".

Since Shiva is called Kāla—the eternal time—Kālī, his consort, also means "Time" or "Death" (as in time has come). Hence, Kāli is considered the goddess of time and change. She is presented as dark and violent, and her earliest incarnation is a figure of annihilation.

What also fascinates me are strong women characters, this Goddess is also all things packed together made a subject that needed to be created in fabric...

This sample has been booked by Orijit Sen ( as I was making I am super happy!!!
Cant wait to start on the next one!!!!