Powerful art show

Saw a contemporary art show in Colombo that had an unexpected personal impact. That's rare.


Rare powerful Sri Lankan sculpture

Image below shows (with close up details) of a rare powerful piece of non religious public sculpture in Sri Lanka. Rare in that it is NOT embarrassing to look at. It actually communicates a human emotion that touches a suspicious nut like me who is sceptical about everything — including cynicism. Non religious monumental art … Continue reading Rare powerful Sri Lankan sculpture

Isipathanaramaya Buddhist Temple Colombo Sri Lanka From Google Earth

Dominic has put up some great photographs of the stunning paintings and statues of this temple's image house. The artwork was carried out in the 1920s by an artist called Sarlis Master who I think is still unparalleled in this century. For the temple's location, here's the Wikimapia link. I couldn't find much about Isipathanaramaya … Continue reading Isipathanaramaya Buddhist Temple Colombo Sri Lanka From Google Earth

10+ year web-site

Since at least 1997 the Air sickness bag museum has posed the question: what does air sickness bag graphics says something about a country's identity? The site has let visitors democratically decide for themselves with clearly scanned images of airsickness bags sent in from people all over the world. The web-site itself is a 20th … Continue reading 10+ year web-site

Variations in the art of public transport

Unusual themes in Sri Lankan bus vehicle graphics. Photographed these buses on the roads to Galle and Kandy. The buses in Colombo seem to have very similar artwork. The name "Anura Advertising" crops up on a lot to of Colombo area buses as the outfit behind the city's bus graphics. Out of the city there … Continue reading Variations in the art of public transport

First Painting I sold

My neighbour saw one of my paintings through the window and wanted to buy it. The one above the couch facing the hefty 4 leg easel. The painting he wants is product of my student days. A late night effort during months of 12+ hour days in the lab. I didn't have a easel than. … Continue reading First Painting I sold