Friday, 13 September 2013

The Persian Ceiling by Chihuly

The Persian Ceiling by Chihuly                               

MONTREAL - A veritable garden of glass has bloomed within the walls of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
It's the first major Canadian museum show by landmark American artist Dale Chihuly, who has brought his unique glass creations to the downtown Montreal location until Oct. 20. One part of the exhibition is the Persian Ceiling one of Chihuly’s most popular works. It consists of various series of works in a multitude of shapes, forms, and vivid colors arranged in layers over plates of transparent glass. Subtly lit, the Ceiling creates a kaleidoscopic effect of infinite repetition, suggesting the magical space of a Persian carpet.

Here are some Photos and his artist statement                         

Don’t miss this show if you are in Montreal!


Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Pretty Folk art by Russian Artisans

I saw these pretty brooches at Finnegan market last weekend. These small brooches are made with papier mache Technic and   they were skillfully painted.
 They are all original hand painted with the the artist signature on them. 

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Short Promo Video for Mystica

So, Today I found this really interesting app Called Animoto and did a short Video.
It is just a start for now but, i will try to do more 

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Indigo Obsession

I have been obsessed with using the colour indigo blue in my work, including my paintings and drawings.
I have always been drawn to blue, especially indigo, and when I am deciding my pallet this colour comes very intuitively to me.
Growing up in the Middle East, I saw a lot of blue in tile works and handy crafts. I believe that the culture and geography of the land in which you grew up has a great influence on your subconscious colour memory. No matter where you travel or live the colours that you felt will be forever in your memory.

Here is some of my Indigo Obsession collection

From left: Blue Mousque Tabriz Iran I Lace Earing by whiteowl
 Blue Mousque Tabriz-Iran I Persian blue vase by SnapshotsThroughTime
Isfahan_Iran I Moonrise Garden By Inthemysticgarden
pottery tile fragments Isfahan iran 17th I Sibella Court I
 Ori-nui Shibori (meandering stream) Indigo on cotton,1912

Thursday, 13 June 2013

" Culture is something that evolves out of the simple, enduring
Elements of everyday life; elements most thoughtfully expressed
in the folk arts and crafts of a nation. " 

Thor Hansen  

Photo : Courtesy of textile museum of Canada

I have always loved mid century modern Design style, specially patterns and textiles from that Period.
 Researching for ideas, I came across Thor Hansen's work again and his great achievements in Canadian design and craft history.
I Admire his work, and how he persuaded a Canadian design identity by encouraging the synthesis of craft and folk art.

Short video about his Work