Art from very little

Goddess Kali is a recurring theme in her work
A three-dimensional collage of a village woman made from paper pulp, depicting her putting ‘ghute’ (cow-dung cakes) on the wall of a mud house
Mother and Daughter’  (courtesy: Art Alive Gallery)

Shakila is a collage artist that has developed a unique style much appreciated,  with little formal training.  Her story is quite a read adopted parent when young would send her old newspapers to make paper bags to suplement her earning.  Instead she developed a unique collage style, mixing paint and cuttings.


A Strong India

As we celebrate yet another Independence Day, a day that has no significance for a vast portion of Indians, we look back at the vision of a strong India, by a true visionary Rabindranath Tagore.
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.

Together let us pray for a better India that realises True Freedom; True Independence