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Aboriginal Awakening

A designer inside me that would creep out as careless doodles, crafty cards, and amateur projects got chance to get professional only after a sweet co-incidence.

It is not ironical but obvious that today when the world is getting inside the storm of design, here design is still not a serious career option in schools.

Today, internet is a common arena and everybody competes with everybody.
This is a great chance and an equal challenge.

Aspired to be a good designer, I had however my own insecurities against Western designers who grew up watching disney cartoons and sci-fi movies and live inside the glitterati of hollywood movies and fashion.
And me, a middle class girl of a developing country, had to settle in grey books instead of colorful illustrated ones.
Buying beauty was an expensive luxury.
Childhood is the prime period when our imaginative and artistic instincts get shaped.
So, I was in a way worried -if i have missed something.

Then, I discovered aboriginal art.
You can see-they are so beautiful, colorful, harmonious, vibrant, and look so trendy.
But they are the creation of the people who live a wild life, half naked, inside grey bush.
I believe their forms can inspire any post modern artist and a paris designer may imitate their colors.
Aboriginal people, however unaware of the so-called modern civilization and commercialism, capture the beauty of raw nature. They tap the color from the soil, leaves, lizards, birds and snake.

Nature is the greatest inspiration after all.
I, living in such a beautiful land and rich culture , then awoke with newer inspiration to imagine and greater confidence to contribute.

11 thoughts on “Aboriginal Awakening

  1. But a smiling visitant here to share the love (:, btw outstanding style. “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler.” by Albert Einstein.

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  3. true, in whatever form you define it, art will ultimately depict what we are. The more you indulge in your true self, the more vibrant it gets..completely different from the superficial colors represented by current urbanization and commercialization.

  4. Art is nothing but just Art!

    The more you try to define it, the less you come to it’s actual defination.

  5. Art is about exploration .. search…and expression of findings.
    Scientists go through depth first search, politicians prefer breadth first. Artists amazingly find way through wormholes and tunnelings, there is no such thing as depth or breadth. Ur insecurities create illusive boundaries, while there isn’t one.

    So keep on searching, discovering n awaking.

  6. Doing nothing is also being an artist. Do you guys know about this? I have seen many artists who prefer to do nothing – I mean nothing at all.

  7. hmm…art is the manifestation of our yearning for self-expression. a desire to stamp our presence on the face of this earth. a quest to transcend the mundane. art, after all, is pursuit for beauty, a beauty that doesn’t lie in the eyes of a beholder, but one that just is. art is the caffeine in your veins. the lit cigarette in your fingers. the taste of nicotine that lingers in your mouth. the twitch of your fingers. the blink of your eyes. the flaring of your nostrils. the palpitations of your heart. the heaving of your chest. art is you. art is me. art is alive, in us.

  8. Art is a middle class myth, a product of economic structures.

    The artist, however, is worth considering.

  9. The soul is where all art is born. The closer you are to nature, the more varied little experiences you have, and the more you suffer, the richer your soul gets, and the art that is born in it gets better.

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