Inspiration

Meeting Rachel Whiteread and The Art of Getting Un-starstruck

[caption]Embankment by Rachel Whiteread at the Tate. Photo by Howard Stanbury (Flickr - Creative Commons)[/caption] Starstruck is a word which would always be a part of my psyche especially when I meet artists. Believe me, it’s something I would like to overcome because it doesn’t really…

Ayrton Senna: In His Last Race to Spirituality and Immortality

I never understood people´s fascination with car racing. My primal girl-self cannot grasp what type of adrenaline one gets from hearing the sound of screeching tires and the humming of machines for what I would plainly categorise as a man sport. Since being involved in a minor accident years…

The Menacing Storm: The Future of Art Books in the Digital Age

In London, summer is a bit of oxymoron because for the past few weeks, it had been raining every single day. But whether it rains or the sun shines in the UK, I am just amazed how the weather could be such a mundane ice-breaker in conversations  whether it be…

Ode to My Trainers: How Artists Glorified their Shoes and Other Sole Sentiments

My trainers have finally succumbed to its finality-a slow, painful but sure death and I am the only one mourning. The plastic straps that held the shoe laces fell out and as much as I want to revive them with superglue, I know it is high time to give them…

My Personal League of Justice: Women Make Sculpture at the Pangolin Gallery

Twenty-four sculptures from an  all-female sculptor ensemble, the Pangolin show might not be as big as the Modern British Sculpture exhibit at the Royal Academy of Art early this year but I was very amazed of the level of creativity.  However, I am still puzzled why gender needs to be…

My First Artist Interview: Ximena Garrido-Lecca Talks about the Cult of the Dead in The Followers

I had been mesmerized by *Ximena Garrido-Leccas´s The Followers *which I saw at the Saatchi Gallery early this year. It is a powerful visual smorgasborg of an installation that explores the adverse effects of colonialism and the cult of the dead in native Peru. Anybody who has grown up…

The Earth Moves: Momardi´s Baby Steps

*Osama Bin Laden *is dead. The Americans can now, atleast temporarily, heave a sigh of relief and I am doing some form of cheering myself. The  holidays had been good, a moto trip around **Bournemouth, Poole and Swanage and while I´ve been battered by the wind during the trip,…