26 August, 2006

Necessity is the Mother of all.....Creation?

Necessity
Necessity is a whimsical piece about what I think the creator and creation would have looked like.
One exists only because the Other does. The Creator may have created all of this, not because It had some Grand Plan up it's nonexistent sleeve, but maybe to satisfy it's vanity? Maybe it didn't know where this was going and like us it's discovering that chaos aside, there is a certain path things take.
Maybe It is just like us - taking things as they come along.
PS- For all you astronomy fans, I've thrown in a couple of constellations too..
Medium : Acrylic Paints, pencil, charcoal and photoshop to smoothen out the wrinkles caused by my stupid ancient scanner.
My latest piece...finally something with colour.

Damn it's been too long.
I've missed creating.

A family came over today for dinner and asked to see my pieces. I took out about 4-5 of my favourites and I told them what they were about and as I did, I started to recollect the state I was in when I did them.

I realised the ones that were the best- in terms of composition, colour, skill, thought (in my humble eyes) were the ones that had been created when I was angry. The anger isn't the root and the story behind all the drawings..it is merely a medium that allows everything else to flow.

Apparently inspiration strikes when I'm mad.


Which would explain why I haven't done much art in the recent years. I think I was so happy to leave my art teacher behind that I didn't realise I had left inspiration behind too.

Mr D...it dawned upon me that I may actually miss you, for no one got me angrier than you did. You forced me to think harder, draw harder and work harder because of your sheer hostility, which we both know, did not arise from some misguided attempt to bring out my hidden potential- it arose because you were a downright bitchy person.


But still, for what it's worth.....

Thank you.

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36 Comments:

Blogger Grafxgurl did the happy dance and finally said..

i like your artwork.very good lines and shading... strong and confident..but you know mahi.. i dont beleive that the Creator would stoop to behave the way the created did.... his plan is perfect...its our choices that make us who we are and who we want to be.

1:26 AM  
Blogger Miz BoheMia did the happy dance and finally said..

It is beautiful Mahi! Breathtaking indeed!

I do my balancing poses in yoga better when the energy I focus into them is angry... odd isn't it? Sometimes some of my best writing is rooted in anger... maybe it is a link to the passion behind the emotion...

Hmmm...

4:48 AM  
Blogger APOO did the happy dance and finally said..

Why is the other boob missing?

6:36 AM  
Blogger Raindrop did the happy dance and finally said..

Hmm, that's lovely! The starkness of the monochromatic creator vs. the vibrancy of creation.

You deliberately made the creator genderless, and that genderlessness is portrayed very cleverly.

You are VERY talented!

8:32 AM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

grafx - you know part of me (a very big part) agrees..that yes the creator HAS got everything worked out down to the tiniest detail. the other part of me (that read Anne Rice's Memnoch the Devil) also kinda likes the fun, more uncertain version- the one where the Creator itself doesn't know how it came about, and in seeing our progress (it assumes we are made in its image) it is discovering its own history!
bring back ure display picture!!! the one with u in it!

miz B- thank you yummy mummy!
i liked that - the passion behind the emotion..very nice indeedy!

apoo - im gonna assume you got the piece and ure just being annoying :P anyway if u still dont know why the boob is missing-
One exists only because the Other does.
its in there.

raindrop - firstly i LOVE the display picture!!!
'The starkness of the monochromatic creator vs. the vibrancy of creation.' Yep..like i mentioned one cannot work or exist without the other..they go hand in hand..
you got it right..a lot of people (like my dad) werent too happy about the androgenous look but i like it that way..for this piece it definitely served a purpose..
thank uu :D

11:48 AM  
Blogger Silvara did the happy dance and finally said..

Trust people to focus on the boobs lol. It's a fantastic piece - i wish i had the same type of creativity that could be portrayed so beautifully like yours....the only thing I can draw properly is eyes...heheh and they are still very amateur and bulgy :P The philosphy behind ur creation describes it perfectly and is a fresh view on Creation itself. Love it!!

7:33 PM  
Blogger Grafxgurl did the happy dance and finally said..

yes maam. * blush*

9:06 PM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

silvara - trust the MEN to focus only on the boobs :P practice makes perfect (or close to perfect!) hehe thank you...psst i just pretend to know what im talking about but most of the time i dont...SHH DONT TELL ANYONE!
:D thank u!

grafx - GOHGEOUS DAHLINK! so vintage!

10:13 PM  
Blogger Menagerie did the happy dance and finally said..

Wow, its beautiful!

I agree art has different ways of letting itself out. I realize now that I can write only when I am deeply sad, cynical or completely in love...! Strange..!!

11:57 PM  
Blogger Leigh did the happy dance and finally said..

Beautiful darling!

12:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous did the happy dance and finally said..

Very vivid yet abstruse I must say. But then again I'm not artist myself so I guess i'll just settle for the more braindead comment of "I enjoyed all the pretty colors!"...haha Anyways, great blog. Thanks for the good read.

12:57 AM  
Blogger Manny did the happy dance and finally said..

Very vivid yet abstruse I must say. But then again I'm not artist myself so I guess i'll just settle for the more braindead comment of "I enjoyed all the pretty colors!"...haha Anyways, great blog. Thanks for the good read.

12:58 AM  
Blogger Ashish Shakya did the happy dance and finally said..

Class. Sheer class.

I ask this question often to people: Did God create man, or did man create God?

I like your interpretation of this question.

3:53 AM  
Blogger Rohan Kumar did the happy dance and finally said..

Dunno if anger and spite is the best emotional cocktail to kick off creativity but I guess it really works for you

6:34 AM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

menagerie -yup...what you feel subconsciously often has a way of letting itself be shown and the medium is an emotion that make you feel strong enough to let it all out! thank u :)

leigh - thank you dahhlink! :D

manny - vivid and abstruse yes...definitely...sometimes the viewer needs to discover things on their own..for everything ive listed down as the description, the viewer will find in the painting at least one more thing that i haven't. subtlety is good :) do visit again!

phoenix - thank you very much :) it was a lot of fun to mull over (see my first comment to grafxgurl)

rohan - like i said before, anger and spite arent what goes INTO the piece, they merely provide the kick needed to create it. and as for the emotion..anger itself arises from something deeper.
inspiration doesnt come often (just like how 'silence' doesnt come often for you) so i'll take it when i get it :)

8:31 AM  
Blogger Drops Of Jupiter did the happy dance and finally said..

Mahi, firstly that is some brilliant work there!

And secondly, rage is the only emotion worth having- All my best grades and my best art creations are a product of hands and rage.

You have no idea how much I agree with you :)

And thirdly, that is seriously frikking brilliant...ever sold anything?

6:39 PM  
Anonymous roohi did the happy dance and finally said..

hey mahi!been a long time since ive read ur blog..thot of takin a break frm studies and reading ur blog..and your piece of art woke me up and made me smile!u are very talented and creative.dont let it die..i feel this is ur best piece...till now.proud of u babe..

9:28 PM  
Blogger Surya Swamy did the happy dance and finally said..

I like the black and white/yellow ying yang twist...you deprived holy mother of a breast though..:)

10:23 PM  
Blogger the wannabe indian punkster did the happy dance and finally said..

I love your work...hmmm maybe we should add it to the Endless....;)

10:43 PM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

jups - thank u dahhhlink! :D
i havent actually sold anything..no ones ever offered to buy..i really wish someone would at least then the talent would come in handy :P

roohi - thanks babe :) i still remember how u and arpu used to pop by the art room everyday to see me suffering there haha

surya - .........MEN!!!!

megha - dude..that would be SO frikkin awesome!
-yoooohooo..neil gaiman! im heee-yah!-

10:49 PM  
Blogger Sravanthi did the happy dance and finally said..

Mahi this is freaking AWESOME! Wait a minute....did 20 other ppl already say that? :D

1:05 AM  
Blogger AYTIDA did the happy dance and finally said..

wow!! brilliant work.....

and yeah even i am at my artistic best (note that i am not very creative in the first place :d) when i am really angry and i isolate myself.....

happy blogging..... take care...

3:19 AM  
Anonymous ds did the happy dance and finally said..

hey mahi! awesome pic...although i know u can do better....but i like the sci-fi theme to it!

about inspiriation, a wise man once said : Creativity is like the wind, it can come anytime and at any speed. It's is up to us as artists to be forever ready and raise the sails to fully grasp its intencity"
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PS - I actually said that!

2:26 PM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

sravanthi - *blink* they did? where?? :P hehe come now sravanthi! a narcissist like me never tires of compliments (or constructive criticism) :D

aditya - thank u sir! yup anger definitely drives us to our worst..and sometimes our best, tho i would normally not agree to that but i guess there are always exceptions :)

dev - i drew u a portrait!! of course ive done better :D i made u look like a movie star man hahahaah
nice saying..YEA RIGHT u said it

4:30 PM  
Anonymous miNku did the happy dance and finally said..

Mahiyu baby ure soooooooooooo talented...after so many years and its still sparkling,..u know u can jus quit studyin and make a livin off ya drawings...PoWErDEY LAH!

=)

11:46 PM  
Anonymous mInKu did the happy dance and finally said..

Btw babes, i think the lady in ya drawings somewhat resembles u,..u know...i can so see it

11:48 PM  
Blogger Jay did the happy dance and finally said..

Hey that's nice, girlfriend. I especially like the shading for the skin. You should really put up more pictures - they make good fillers for when you just don't feel like writing!

And any time you're stuck for inspiration, let me know - I'll send you an abusive email :-p

3:04 AM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

minku - u know really..i really wish i could just draw all day and get paid for it :(
no way! she so doesnt!! does she :S?

jay - thank you! yup i like defining musculature..without it, the drawing looks flat-ish
*sniff* -wipes away a tear- aww jay..thats so..sweet? i always knew i could count on you :D

9:15 AM  
Blogger vaidehi did the happy dance and finally said..

Hi Mahima! The painting's absolutely beautiful.. :) I love the concept and the femininity of the piece. Gorgeous! ♥

12:50 AM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

vaidehiiiiii! welcome welcome :D thank u so much babe! i dont see you around at uni anymore :(

11:05 AM  
Blogger APOO did the happy dance and finally said..

I say if he/she/it has one boob, he/she/it should have one testicle!

3:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous did the happy dance and finally said..

hey mahi,
i said i'll leave a comment... so you know who it is, we spoke on 28/08...howz it going? since arpu visits your blog as well its a good place to keep in touch with both you guys...well thanks for the email..and I want the missing information abt your arb!!
AND BY THE WAY ARPU IS RIGHT.. WHERE IS THE TESTICLE??

7:06 PM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

apoo - maybe IT does have one testicle and you cant see it!!! wiseass

anon aka J - heeeey so you actually DID visit the blog! :D
arpu does visit the blog but shes not the one who commented about the testicle..catch arpu ever saying ANYTHING about testicles ;P no way in hell!
AND I'LL NEVER EVER GIVE YOU THAT INFO (or maybe i did? :P)

7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous did the happy dance and finally said..

hey mahi,
i know i realised it wasnt arpu after i had already saved my comment...cant blame me though was on drugs(just for a cold..nothing dramatic). hey but how often do you update your blog?? not into art that much..mail me back once u update your blog.
take care,
J (as u said)

11:15 AM  
Anonymous arpeeta did the happy dance and finally said..

hey mahi..love ure art work! but u kuttti u still havent drawn me..how much do u want me to beg u??..and j come on..u should know me by now..would i comment on testicles?..anyways how are u..and reply my email dam it!
miss u mahi...muah!..my birthday is in 8 months..i want that potrait

7:10 PM  
Blogger Madame Mahima did the happy dance and finally said..

j - drugs?? i thought u didnt do medicine? i update it almost once a week...gonna start on a new post right now actually..i'll let u know when its been updated :) take care and get well soon man -hug-

arpu - LOL begggg moahahaha beg beg beg!
haha gawd...relax man ure not leaving me any room to give you a birthday surprise you cow!

7:26 PM  

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