Saturday, February 13, 2010

Year of the Tiger

It's the Chinese New Year of the tiger which is believed to bring with it mythical heroic powers and to be a time of great change....check out some of these cool images I found....

Friday, February 12, 2010

Winter Wonderland *.*.*.*.*

After two snow storms back to back we have ended up with about three feet of snow here in Philadelphia. When I awoke yesterday morning to a bright sunny blue sky blanketed in a white wonderland I was so inspired by the beauty of nature. Here are some photos I took on a walk through the park and up to the art museum.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Water Color Sketches

Nude Study

Kantha: The Embroidered Quilts of Bengal

Kantha is a type of embroidery popular in Bangladesh and in West Bengal, India. The Sanskrit word kontha means 'rags.' The use of kantha is popular in saris traditionally worn by women in Bengal. Originally it was used to join layers of old saris, to make quilts. It was also used as a means of self expression by both urban and rural women in Bengal. Check out this amazing exhibition at the Philadelphia Art Museum

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Charcoal Drawings

Here is a selection of charcoal drawings I drew while in college.

Flora de Vida

I have always been drawn to the pattern of the flower of life which is a symbol of sacred geometry. This symbol has been found in temples, art, and manuscripts of cultures from around the world. These designs were drawn onto linoleum blocks and then carved out to create a block print. In this series all of these designs are block printed onto paper.

Pakistani Truck Art

My good friend Becky who owns the fabulous Random tea room in northern liberties where you can get the best homemade chai in Philly
recently turned me on to the amazing designs and inspiring paintings of these Pakistani trucks. I would love to see something like this while driving down the highway:) To check out more of these photos visit this website