Thursday, October 22, 2015

Asian Inspired Art



Light and Dark. Color and absence of color. Shapes and absence of shapes. Each of these together make a harmonious whole. The wood- burned art on this wooden box depicts the Taoist principle of oneness of opposites (yin yang). The mandala represents the oneness of Universe. And a well known quote from Dao De Jing, "The journey of thousand miles begins with a single step" is inscribed around the mandala.




This week was spent doing what I love best.  Decorating boxes with art and with my favorite motifs.  All of these are now available in my Etsy shop


 In other news:

I am a big museum-goer and my favorite galleries in any museum are Asian and Islamic art. I never get tired of looking at Buddhist sculptures, elephant paintings, jade, porcelain and what have you. Here are a few of the East Asian art from various museums across the globe. Enjoy.












Linked to Paint Party Friday.

Thanks for visiting. Your comments are always appreciated.

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful boxes! Love the photos, too - we have a great museum here for ceramics and glass, love going there! Happy PPF, Hugs Valerie

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  2. Thank you for such a wonderful post. First your art so beautifully done. I too am a museum goer. These photos are amazing. What a great place to visit.
    Have a nice weekend
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  3. Your boxes are all so beautiful and all the exhibits are gorgeous..thank you for sharing!
    oxo
    Susi

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  4. Harmonous and beautiful art pieces.
    Thanks for museum tour ♥

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  5. Your boxes are incredible! I think I would have to chose the elephants as I adore them. You have seen some awesome work this week. Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing. hugs, Donna

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  6. beautiful boxes Indira and thanks for sharing those gorgeous museum pieces too!

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  7. Beautiful boxes. I can tell you love doing that.

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  8. Oh I love your fanciful elephants! Thanks for sharing the beautiful Asian art. Happy PPF

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  9. those teapots are amazing... they would have had me sitting and sketching for hours... great work on those boxes as well... they are very appealing...xx

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  10. A fantastic art-filled blog post. I love your elephants, and I'm also often stuck in the East Asian wings of Museums, especially ceramics.

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  11. How lovely! Your little box is so pretty. And I adore your pictures, too. They are an inspiration!

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  12. I love all your decorated boxes. My faves are the acrobatic elephants.

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  13. Your boxes are beautiful. My favorites in the museum section are the teapots.

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