You must be wondering what’s the connection between cleaning streets and playing music. Well, Bengaluru-based Indian fusion band Swarathma has brought “the two” together in a really interesting way. The band is associated with ‘Let’s Be The Change’ NGO that tries to work hand-in-hand with the BBMP and local residents.
Vatsal Kataria, an Indian conceptual photographer, is not just known for capturing unique photographs, but also for creating out-of-the-world DIY projects. Earlier we have seen his exclusive collections – “miniature versions of places from his dreams” and “photo series showing the same scene in two different perspectives.” Now he has come up with another exclusive project that will surely leave you spellbound.
Cathy Sheeter from Colorado is a brilliant artist who creates very realistic animal artwork on a unique medium – “scratchboard.” Using ink-coated boards and a sharp tool, she scratches the top layer of the board to reveal the white clay underneath. It’s amazing how wonderfully she carves the board to form hyper-realistic wildlife portraits.
While researchers in various fields are focusing on alternative ways to harness energy in an environmentally-friendly manner, Harshul Rattan Vikramaditya Negi, a 15-year-old boy from Himachal Pradesh, has built electricity-generating shoes to charge devices. A specially designed device resides in the footwear to harnesses the kinetic energy as people walk.
Brian Kesinger is one imaginative artist who knows well how to put TEA into art. He works as a story artist for Disney animation by day but by night he unwinds himself with a hot cup of tea – using it as a unique medium to create steampunk art.
While some storytellers narrate their stories through plays or via written scripts in form of novels, Mumbai-based husband-wife duo, Hari Panicker and Deepti Nair, makes use of paper cut art and light to tell fascinating tales. Bringing life to their paper art through backlighting, the duo manages to take the viewers on a beautiful journey to mythical lands.
Whether heavy or mellow, post-rock is such a wonderful music genre that delivers a message via instruments, resonating emotion or imagination. While some of you may already have your favourite post-rock bands, we recently came across a home-grown Shimla/Pune instrumental rock band – The Reasonable Hope that deserves a listen!
Giving contemporary touch to traditional instruments, Russian husband-wife duo recreates Siberian Drums with realistic animal paintings. Hailing from Krasnoyarsk in Russia, Irina and Vladislav sustain the ancestral essence of the instruments by designing them in a traditional way. However, the realistic paintings on these drums add modern aesthetic appeal to each piece.
Proud moment for India! The country’s Carnatic capital Chennai has been included in UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network. The creative artists from this beautiful city are known for their immense contribution in the field of music. Known for its cultural proclivity, Chennai truly deserved to be in the UNESCO Creative Cities list, which includes the total of 180 cities in 72 countries.
We never thought that fragile eggshells can be used to create some of the arduous artworks. But imaginative artist Dana Liashenko has completely changed our perception and you need to see her creations that are made from actual embryo vessels. She carefully ornates sculptures illustrating the aesthetic potential of this unexpected material.