My new acquisition! A super read, distillation of comic techniques from the master.
This one book is gonna save me months of work!
This is from my ongoing series of small format works in acrylics on paper. I’ve been enjoying the versatility of the medium and the play with disparate forms, picked from my image bank, developed over more than two decades. The layering is something I spend the most time on and it looks like it might move in another, more three dimensional direction. This is an exciting development. What do you think?
This is one of the very first works I did in the MokshaShots series. I had been doing abstracts before and wanted to explore a pop direction. This was done at the the School of Visual Arts in New York city, where I was doing a residency in painting and mixed media. It was as much fun as it looks! My recent works have been moving back towards this sort of imagery, I guess in a more refined way…it seems to have come full circle.
Just completed this small format work on paper. It’s slightly different from what I’ve been doing, but I was excited to see the results! I’m rather pleased with it. A comment on our worship of ecommerce and all things consumerist; I just hope the irony doesn’t escape anyone. Let me know what you think 🙂
Here’s an iPhone Case made out of one of my paintings! It’s for iPhones 4, 4S, 5 and 5S.
buy it here: https://www.payumoney.com/store/buy/mokshastore
Recently I had to do a medical test. I’m the anxious sorts, especially about health. There’s a history to that, but I’ll leave it for another time.
So there was much drama…I worried about it a month before I actually got it done, I asked a friend to go with me when I got it done. And then I worried about the result. I picked up the test just before I had to see the doctor and did not open it while I was waiting in her office.
That makes about 2 whole months of anxiety. During this time, I prayed a lot, did not enjoy my meals (I almost never do, as I eat tastelessly healthy 😛 ) and wore a serious to grim expression on my face, all the while thinking about the quality of my life!
As it turned out, the test result showed I’m normal and healthy. The doctor confirmed this.
So the point is, I lost 2 whole months of a pleasant mental climate! I normally test as soon as they tell me to, to spare myself the anxiety, but it hadn’t been possible this time.
However, on one day during those two months, I had an epiphany. I was operating from anxiety in EVERY area of my life- health, work and relationships. It suddenly struck me, that all I had to do was just drop it. Or, to be more precise, DECIDE to drop it. It was only as simple as that! Happiness is a decision. That’s all it is.
And that day, I did all the same things I usually do, but the quality of my day was so much better. My mind was a beach! Clear, breezy and calm. I enjoyed this very much. I told my doc about it and she laughed.
By the end of our meeting, I actually volunteered to do other routine tests that I have to do! A few years ago, I would never have imagined asking to DO tests! I was so petrified of all things related, including a needle and how much blood they drew out of me!!!
Over time (and similar experiences) I learnt that there are some simple Anxiety Hacks. Here’s a list.
Good job done! That was your MokshaShot.
Tried a different approach to the making of the pop artwork this time. The repetition of form is very much in the tradition of pop, but, I thought I’ll play around a little bit with the overlay of the abstract forms and the borders. I’ve never had so much fun with a border! It was good to remind myself that I didn’t have to repeat the same motif all over the place. Too much repetition is tedious – both on the artist and the viewer 🙂
My work has just gone live! Take a look https://www.mondeart.com/artists/jennybhatt