Illustration – Collage

Today, we were asked to carry random pieces of used materials – paper/wrappers/envelopes/cloth With this we were asked to make a collage. It could be anything under the sun. My collage depicts a long distance relationship. It doesn’t specifically  depict a romantic relationship. The person on either end of the collage is facing a different…

Integrative Seminar – Indian Truck Art Research Paper Revised

INDIAN TRUCK ART Atika Amonker ISDI Section G February 6, 2017   A prominent feature of Indian highways are brightly decorated trucks that travel the length and breadth of the country’s roads.[1] This paper encapsulates the various elements of iconography seen on Indian trucks. What do these colourful icons mean? We see them everyday, what…

Integrative Seminar – Indian Truck Art

  INDIAN TRUCK ART Atika Amonker ISDI Section G February 6, 2017   A prominent feature of Indian highways are brightly decorated trucks that travel the length and breadth of the country’s roads.[1] This paper encapsulates the various elements of iconography seen on Indian trucks. What do these colourful icons mean? We see them everyday,…

Integrative Seminar 2 – A Day in my Life

A Day in my life: I wake up with the monotonous barks of my pet dog, coupled with a strong smell of filter coffee. I hear faint horns and sirens on the busy street outside. I step out of my apartment, and call for the lift. The bright red digital display of the floor number…

Integrative Seminar 2 – My City

PANJIM CITY: The city that I come from is Panjim. It is the capital of Goa. As a kid I would spend most of my summer vacations in Mumbai. The fact that Mumbai being a city, was bigger than the entire state of Goa would never fail to amuse me. Compared to Mumbai, Panjim is…

Sustainable Systems – Introduction

Sustainable Systems: The word ‘sustain’ means to keep something going, ‘able’ means to be capable of doing and/or completing a particular task and a ‘system’ refers to a set of things working together to form a complex mechanism. According to my interpretation, a sustainable system is a system that keeps something going, by completing a…

Time – Introduction

My personal interpretation of Time: Gel pens and Juice cartons make me conscious of time. My gel pens take ages to run out of ink, and I always set deadlines (which they surpass) for them to run out. I always think twice, before opening up a packaged juice carton. They expire within three days of…

Space and Materiality-Iskcon Temple

We had to make a 2ft x 2ft installation of a religious site designated to us. This installation had to depict our personal experiences at the religious site, in terms of our five senses. Also, this model had to be made according to scale, based on a 10ft x 10ft model. This is what the…

Space and Materiality – Wearable

Sketches of different gestures: Sketches of wearable item: The first prototype is out of PVC pipes and cloth the second one is made out of wire mesh. The problem with this prototype was that both the arms involved in the gesture were bent. Because of this we couldn’t use the PVC pipes as the cloth…

Objects as History-The Heretic King (Research Paper):

THE HERETIC KING  INTRODUCTION:   Fig.1-Bust of Akhenaten.[1] Akhenaten was the tenth King of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt, He ruled for seventeen years and died maybe in 1336BC or 1334 BC. Originally born as Amenhotep IV, he was the younger son of Amenhotep III and his Chief Queen Tiyee. Akhenaten is remembered for dramatically…

Objects as History – Madonna and Child enthroned with Saints:

Madonna and Child enthroned with Saints by Raphael: This painting was created by Raphael (Raphaello Sanzio) in ca. 1504. For this he used oil and Gold on wood as the medium. The overall dimensions of this painting are 5.57 ft x 5.57 ft. The dimensions of the painted surface are 5.56 ft x 5.48 ft….

Objects as History -Iconography of 11th Century Ganesha Idol :

For this assignment, I was assigned the 11th Century Ganesha Idol, that was found in Thane, Maharashtra. This idol, is now kept at the CSMVS (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya) Museum in Mumbai. So, me and my group of friends visited the museum, to collect more information. 11th CENTURY GANESHA IDOL: Indians worship Ganesh on…