Kolams and Symmetries of Border Patterns

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This student chose a simpler motif. Here, they have repeatedly rotated their motif 180 degrees, using both positive and negative space to create visual interest from a simple arrangement.

A student at Ogden International learning about kolams, were art and math meet.     Looking back over 2017, Eye on India is still smiling from its great experiences with two Chicago public schools. In the spring, Eye on India was back in the fourth-grade classrooms of Ogden International School with Dr. Sunita Vatuk. The… Read more »

Opportunity to Grow / The Sari Project

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I can’t believe a whole year has passed! I am honored to have the privilege of participating in the annual sari competition again.  This year, the competition centers around re-inventing our saris into zero-waste garments.  To be honest, initially, I was intimidated by this prompt.  However, I took the opportunity to challenge myself aesthetically, technically,… Read more »

River Saris by Kanchan Richardson

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I was drawn to live in Banaras India as a continuation of family history, moving across the divide of time and culture to the place where my grandparents met and where my mother was born. As a U.S. based artist of mixed Indian American ethnicity, I had been dreaming of living in India longer term,… Read more »

SUPER SPEED! by Cayla Skillin-Brauchle

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Cayla Skillin-Brauchle is an artist and art professor living in Oregon. Her exhibition, SUPER SPEED!, was on display at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem, Oregon in April and May 2017.   Eye on India: What is your inspiration for SUPER SPEED!?   Cayla Skillin-Brauchle: In 2012, I moved to India. My relationship… Read more »

Eyes on India

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  Img 1. In front of Tal Mahal “Da-da, da-di-di-da-da-da-da.” That was the first sounds I heard upon walking into one of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale venues near Fort Kochi Beach. I had no idea what to expect, or what I was expecting. All that was in my mind when I got on the transfer flight… Read more »

Unbroken Glass

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“To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.” – Simone Weil   As a kid I would look in the mirror and see this brown kid staring back at me. Growing up in Louisiana in the 1990s, the kids at school would ask what I was, where… Read more »