A year back, I wrote an article titled ‘Why are we drawn to beauty?’. Makoto Fujimura, in his book Culture Care, argues that “Beauty feeds our souls.” We are drawn to beauty because it feeds our souls. Our longing for beauty tells us that we are not just bodies, but we also have a soul. Then I started asking myself, what do we do if we don’t find beauty? Should we starve our souls?
Recently, I had a opportunity to speak on this topic to some amazing aquascapers from all over India at the ADA [Aqua Design Amano] nature aquarium festival, Bangalore. Aquascapers with great passion bring their imagination, craftsmanship, knowledge, patience, care and hope to recreate some beautiful pieces of nature in aquariums, ponds and even small containers. They use materials like plants, rocks, driftwood, sand, substrate, etc., to create them and add
My landscapes reflect the memories and experiences I have collected from the places I have lived, touched, smelled, heard and walked through. My landscapes are painted from a place of love and gratitude for my experiences of the world. My landscapes are my playgrounds: my laughter, smiles and tears of reverence for beauty are present within them. They give my truth a voice and reflect my most intimate history. Trees
Joshua John creates art to dig deep, seek harmony and grow in freedom. To that end he paints with acrylic on canvas on issues such as unmerited favor and undeserved suffering and their role in shaping our lives. JOSHUA JOHN (b.1979 grew up in the rural parts of the Indo-Gangetic plains with his teenage years spent in the Himalayan foothills of Uttrakhand.He graduated from Woodstock School, Mussoorie in 1998 with a
Abhishek was born and raised in Kolkata, India and from an early age, has been persuaded by the power of visuals and how it can impact the world. Abhishek’s passion lies in documentary, editorial and travel photography especially in the area of human interest and social and cultural issues. He has worked on projects of global importance from Nepal to New York and has exhibited his work worldwide. Abhishek is