Girija Murali’s painting “Fabric” is based on the Mahabharata and has many layers to it.
There’s something beautiful about the sparkling eyes of a child that sees a bunch of balloons. For Soumita Saha balloons are synonymous with fun and she presents her take on the theme in her artwork done on handmade paper with wooden colour pencils.
Painting of a woman by Girija Murali featured on the cover of Spark’s 75th issue.
Girija Murali paints folded hands – a gesture that captures myriad emotions of the Indian spirit.
Vipin KC pays a tribute to painter genius Salvador Dali.
There is something to every woman that is beyond what is stated and beyond the obvious. With all the spotlight that she has recently been attracting, there are depths to her that are yet to be unravelled, even to herself. While the world has been busy defining, and even glorifying, her role as a mother, sister, daughter and what-have-you, the woman has moved on from strength to strength, enriching old pastures and discovering new ones. She embarks on a new journey every once in while, unravelling little-known mysteries, her own self not the least.
This piece is a collaboration between poetry and art. The poem is from the perspective of a certain ‘She’ who is very desirable to the world, who is out there giving in to people and satisfying her own ‘desire’ to heal and transform people but she herself as the innate desire to find that one thing can be her ‘fix’.
If you are in Tamil Nadu, chances are that you will run into her quite often. She is the quintessential flower girl who fills her basket with the fragrant mallipoo (jasmine) or the colourful kanakambaram (firecracker flower) and is around in almost every street. Girija Murali brings the flower girl alive through her painting.
For Swati Sengupta, Freedom is a tree with outstretched branches, growing unrestrained. Her artwork depicts her interpretation.
Swati’s artwork has its origin in a mass media campaign done a few years ago on the dwindling tiger population in India, and indeed in the world. In her eternal optimism, she was trying to fathom the endless joy we would get when we’d be able to push that dwindling curve upwards, and rejoice in the birth of every newborn cub.
She is Earth, She is Nature, She is a Tree, She is a Mother. Stop slaughtering her in all forms, stresses Prajna Tejaswi through her pencil and charcoal artwork.
‘Liplock’ is a hand drawn sketch with digital tweaks. It was conceived with Adam and Eve and the first act of love in mind. The art work is on the coverpage of the 50th issue of Spark.