Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Nomi's show

'Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty.. ' - Lousia May Alcott

I made this illustration for my friend Nomi's solo show, next month in Tel Aviv next month. We met in Tel Aviv during the opening of the plasticine art show in April, where our works were selected for a group show. And she hosted me and my friend when we went to Jerusalem. We were there for the Passover week, had Pesach dinner together and I understood a little bit about the history, rituals.

The illustration is made with clay/plasticine and depicts mostly my last decade, a transition from what was expected by the culture to pursuing what I aspired for.

With Nomi and her family in Jerusalem


- The hands with henna are symbolic representation for wedding. The use of Henna is considered auspicious, and it is a customary for a bride according to Hindu scriptures. 
- The book with Vedic charts, the planetary position and the stars are symbolic of horoscopes. and is used to predict the life lessons. 
- The camera and the canvas depict my keen interest in visual story telling, film making, drawing and painting. 
- The globe is to signify the people I met, from different culture, who have enriched my life. And gave me a perspective and the courage to look at things differently and to be true to myself.
Process image:
Some portraits I tried before beginning to work with clay.

'A significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us more effectively' - Lousia May Alcott

More paper-cut works

The next two in the paper cut series are
Walter Langley and Tatiana Yablonskaya.

First I tried making the portrait of Rosa Bonheur(first on the left), it dint turn out as expected so I chose to do a portrait of Tatiana Yablonskaya, a Ukrainian painter.

My fingers hurt and eyes need rest. No more paper-cut works for next few months.
Cant wait to start painting.