Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Revoke

From 'Sauptik: Sleeping Ones, Rise' (work-in-progress) © Amruta Patil 2015

Friday, June 05, 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Book of Hours | Padaria Vicente Pereira

For National Geographic Traveller India (May 2015) © Amruta Patil
Latest miniscule-visual-musing column is about the poders - bakers of traditional Goan bread - of Taleigao, Goa. This padaria (or 'poderia', bakery) is a particular favourite for its crumbling but ambient setting, excellent undé, and warm-hearted people. No matter how hard it rains, poders get around; reassuring pau-pau-pau horn, doughty bicycle with oversize blue tarp-covered bread basket. To see other installments of 'Book of Hours': http://amrutapatil.blogspot.fr/search/label/Book%20of%20Hours

Friday, April 17, 2015

Book of Hours | Khuldabad

For National Geographic Traveller India (March 2015) © Amruta Patil
My last column was about Khuldabad, where lies the tomb of the disliked-by-modern-consensus Aurangzeb, Emperor whose name is now an adjective for things one fears in a leader. I found his resting place far more moving than the funerary ostentations of his family members. Reminder to dismiss none, specially not the despicable. To view other installments of Book of Hours:  http://amrutapatil.blogspot.fr/search/label/Book%20of%20Hours

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Adi Parva images in private collections

                                      Photo courtesy: Tadpole store

The umbilical is cut. Parted with artwork originals for the first time. 3 multi-image sequences, a diptych and one solo image from Adi Parva will soon be in private collections. Thank you for the quiet, ergonomic gift of wings. And do check my website (click here) for future notices about artwork originals on sale.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Raasleela

From 'Sauptik: Sleeping Ones, Rise' (work-in-progress graphic novel) © Amruta Patil 2015 
When it comes to that which is un-ownable, truly open-source: no shelf-life to learning and delight. But wobbly cores no can handle autonomy.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Book of Hours | Andlau Abbey

For National Geographic Traveller India (January 2015) © Amruta Patil
About Alsace, Andlau Abbey and Europe's steadily-effaced Bear mythology. The Bear King was reduced and humiliated, while the Lion crowned in his stead. Kiss blown in the direction of Mister Noia for sms-counsel.

Monday, January 05, 2015

"There was no holding them back."

From 'Sauptik: Sleeping Ones, Rise' (work-in-progress graphic novel) © Amruta Patil 2015 
Apart from the serpents that weigh down her ankles and the lightning that cracks overhead, Abhisarika Nayika (one who sets out, against all odds, to meet the lover) is often shown with ghoulish entities. I imagine the wizened lady to be the embodiment of unnamed fears and what-ifs; the one who stokes hearts with apprehension at nighttime, and still the stubborn abhisarikas keep on walking.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Books available at Tadpole Store

 www.tadpolestore.com shows 'Kari' and 'Adi Parva' some loving; beautiful online gallery of images and all. In case you want to shop online for holiday season gifts.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

"Easy but not floppy. Alert but not constipated."

Brush now loaded for 'Sauptik: Sleeping Ones, Rise'. First time the Kuru boys appear on page. Sorry not to be more varied or entertaining in my posts. Actually, not sorry. Little else merits gloat, trumpet or report. This is my life now. Not much can compete for a while to come :) I did dance for four hours straight the night before last. Without a drop of alcohol or ingested chemical substance in my body - didn't need any. The kind of bliss that spills over from the table on good days.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Shree

Rough sketch for the cover of 'Sauptik: Sleeping Ones, Rise' (work-in-progress), sequel of 'Adi Parva: Churning of the Ocean' | May I remain on course. May the grace of the wise ones stay with me through the journey.

Monday, July 21, 2014

In two anthologies this year


Two short visual stories appear in two anthologies this year ("Appetite" appears in Australian/Indian co-production Eat the Sky Drink the Ocean, Zubaan (October 2014) and Allen & Unwin (early 2015); and "Scribbling Block" appears in Shaping the World: Women Writers on Themselves, Hay House, July 2014).

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Excerpt from a year ago



Part 2/2 of my conversation about 'Adi Parva'  with Deepanjana Pal at the Chandigarh Literature Festival 2013. Would sit in the chair differently now, and speak about certain things - the cowherd reference, for example - differently and with less affectation; but that's work-in-progress for you. Part 1/2 may be found here.

Book of Hours | Grand Bassin

For National Geographic Traveller India (July 2014) © Amruta Patil
Yet to get comfortable with the tightness and economy of the one-page format and not happy with my end result here; but I do love the idea of a Book of Hours (and the fact that when I type wrong it often ends up as 'Book of Horus' :P ), and the liberty of a travelog sans typical touristy plugs. Will keep working on visual style and purposefulness of content: this is a promise to no one in particular. 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Book of Hours | National Geographic Traveller

Starting July 2014, I will have a bimonthly (to begin with) 1-page travel/musing visual column in National Geographic Traveller (India). It is to be called 'Book of Hours'.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Dissolution

She does the fertile squat of a Lajja Gauri, but her head is intact and her gaze, cow-like and sweet. (Sketch morsel from a small, loving forthcoming work. Details, by and by) | © Amruta Patil 2014