It’s a cosmic law
That struggle leads to reward…
Struggle out of bed (On a Sunday morn 🙁)
The heat and the earth are so much a part of some people. It seems that they are carved out of the very stone on which they rest their weary bodies…
Patience courses through their veins like blood. They know not to hurry time… They have been at it mercy always…
Now they sit still, as still as the figures engraved upon the urns that they wait to sell….
The creator and his creation taking shape painstakingly, lovingly, one gentle nudge at a time….
When an artist invites you to watch him sculpt, it is an honour. The eyes move from the sunburnt face and hands onto the perfection that is being sculpted out of a block of wood. No gap remains between the two. It is as unique and beautiful as any process of birthing can be…
The finished sculpture, polished and shining adorns temples and prayer rooms of homes that the sculptor might never visit… Yet through his art he has infused the intangible into the tangible…
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I must admit that this was the first time I read a Kannada novel translated into English.
This is a slim copy taking us into a middle-class urban Indian family that comes into big money after seeing a life of great financial difficulties. The sentiments of all members, the emotional tug of war, the petty lies and deceit that make their way into personalities make for a fascinating read.
It was over in one lazy Sunday reading session but has piqued my curiosity enough to know and read more works by Vivek Shanbhag.
I must have seen this cover a hundred times, yet I can’t get over the beauty of it! The colours, the expression, the textures… All are a work of extreme purity.
Now, to come to what’s between the covers… Pure excellence.
Meandering between three decades, starting from the art and life of the first female Dutch artist to be invited to join the Artists Guild in 1600s, to present day New York of 2000 and a painting called, ‘At the Edge of the Wood’ and it’s forgery. Three alternating timelines and locations and their impact on the lives of different people, is done masterfully by Dominic Smith.
I couldn’t agree more with the ‘People’ magazine review… “This beautiful meditation on love, loss, and art is as luminous as a Vermeer. ‘