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.

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