Tripping on Indian Creativity #9

This fortnight's edition of the 7 most creative finds in arts and crafts in India on the internet include beautiful bottle art and crochet cushion cover.

Roughly speaking, dictionary dot com defines creativity as the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships or the like and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, and interpretations using the power of imagination.

At Engrave, we worship this ability to create and recreate in India day in and day out and have decided to pay tribute to the artisans and craftspeople that practice this by undertaking a fortnightly pilgrimage to seven (7) of the most creative pieces in Indian arts and crafts on the internet and share our discoveries with you.

The idea of this trip is to introduce you to India’s best of what’s out there and inspire you to do the best you can to be more creative, for creativity is a quality the world can do with a lot more of. And on that note, welcome to this fortnight’s seven (7) most creative finds in arts and crafts in India on the internet.

1. Bottle beauty:

by Madhu Gajjala

A fine arts example of what acrylic colours, diligence, patience, imagination, and the magical hands of Madhu Gujjala can result in that needs to be seen to be believed.

2. Villa Wow:

by Umer Mohd

Put simply, this is a touch like Lego for grown-ups. That said, it’s anything but simple, really. Truth be told, it’s an intricately handcrafted miniature villa that will huff and puff and blow your mind. Welcome to Umer Mohd’s little haven.

3. Sculpting Siporex:

by Prasanna Chury

Siporex is like concrete, but much lighter. Usually, it is employed as building material. Doing the unusual is what creativity is about. That’s why, this handcrafted sculpture in siporex by Prasanna Chury is most noteworthy.

4. Treats in 3D:

by Ritesh Yadav

Ritesh Yadav paintings in 3D don’t just look good, they are also meant to do the world a world of good. This is a very creative way to look at art and the world. In fact, it’s art with a lot of heart!

5. Crochet Creative:

by Tila Asim

Those who love the art of crochet will like the look of what Tila Asim does as a hobby and might take inspiration from her to try their hand at it themselves. Go crochet, go creative!

6. Pretty in Painting:

by Urvashi Prajapati

Truth be told, painting is one of hardest creative skills to acquire and get good at. All the more reason this wonderfully evocative and detailed acrylic on canvas by Urvashi Prajapati deserves to be appreciated.

7. Whattacolour:

by Raghunath Sahoo

If we didn’t tell you this is a water colour on paper, you’d think it’s a photograph. Fact of the matter is this piece of art by Raghunath Sahoo is so simple and so gorgeous, it’s simply out of the world.

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Update: We have compiled the entire series of blog posts on Tripping on Indian Creativity in one place. To read other editions of the series, click here.

Avinash Subramaniam

Avinash has been an advertising writer, fiction writer, poetry writer, freelance writer and serial wronger. Other roles he has been in include those of an editor, brand builder, and teacher. His interests include advertising, scrabble, body building, chess, cinema, making money, reading, internet culture, cricket, photography. To hear him air his thoughts, follow him on Twitter @armchairexpert.

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