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The Poetry Foundation

Like alot of other blogs, this one is verrryy much overdue. One cold snowy February morning in Chicago, when Manahil and Rayyan were off to the zoo with their dad, Ayla and I decided to go to The Poetry Foundation. The Uber dropped us off in front of a giant glass building with no door in sight and we stood there; me shivering, her nicely wrapped in her snowsuit, wondering where exactly to go. Then I saw a small golden plate on the glass building which led me into a glass corridor that emerged into a garden. Yes, it was …

Artist Case Study 3: Jackie Peach

In my quest to find form within the abstract art of acrylic pouring, I stumbled onto artist Jackie Peach. I loved how her paintings were created through pouring paint and yet held a distinct image. Just like me, Jackie Peach began art after being propelled into business school because people need “sensible” careers. And then, just like me, life caught up really fast and she had to put her dreams on hold. Anyway, she got back on track and I can relate to that and find that really inspirational. Another thing that is really interesting is where she gets her …

Artist Case Study 2: Kwang Ho Shin

I begin by mentioning again one of the things that emerged as I experimented with pouring paint: influencing the paint. Jonathan said that a beautiful poured painting is the result of a kind of harmony between the painter and the paint, each anticipating the other’s next move in a beautiful symphony. That is definitely one of the ways in which we can arrive at the kind of painting we imagine. Another way, I discovered, is to use textures (and this is something I have used with inks earlier to make calligraphy paintings). If you create a textured underpainting before pouring …

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