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August 25, 2008

Ashus Art Gallery.

Since we came to Zurich 18 months back, Ashu has been showing off her artistic and creative skills around the house. Her favorite place is the wooden step stool where she exhibits her art pieces. The artist shows keen interest on fruits, flower vases, coasters and other miscellaneous kitchen items. The resident photographer has managed to take photos and videos the lucky few times the said artist was ready and willing for a photo shoot. Apparently, the artist is not big on publicity. Her art is mostly meant only for herself and her creator! Here are a few unique exhibits from the artist's gallery.

1. Standing Tall.
Items used - 1 ripe banana, 2 clementines and an apple. On a step stool.
Dated November 2007 when the artist was a mere 27 month old.

2. The Banana Wall.
The artists favorite fruits appear again in this piece with the wooden floor used as canvas. Dated December 2007.

3. Plate of Steel.
An Idli plate is used here. For the filling, a broken tea strainer, cooker weight, an empty bottle and a bottle lid.
Dated circa December 07.

4.Titled "Classroom", this piece features for the first time, the artists favorite dolls. Its interesting to note that while each of the dolls get one book each, her favorite bear gets two!
Dated Late December 2007.

5. Aptly titled "The Muffin Tray", this proves the rumour true that the artists mother can bake nothing but muffins to save her life. The artist has gone one step further to prove that one need not even bake to eat apples and tomatoes. This piece also goes by the name "Appadiye Saapidalaam".
Dated around June 2008 possibly when the artist quit eating muffins.

6. Coasters and Petals.
This rare photo captures the artist at work. This unique piece is created by stuffing a flower vase tightly with coasters and then filling the top with fake rose petals. Please note the interesting usage of color.
Dated February 2008.

7.Films and Coaster.
An idea for a centre piece, perhaps? A coaster is surrounded by colorful films which were part of a book and a camera. And with this, the artist takes a bow!

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Watch out for the budding artists exploits with the doodle board in the next couple of days.


~nm said...

Wow! She REALLY is sooooo creative!!

anantha said...

As they say, the patron deserves some part of the artist's encomiums, because without the patron, the artist would still languish in obscurity.

So in this case, while the artist's creativity boggles one's mind, the photographer deserves kudos for identifying the potential in the artist. :D

I totally love that first shot!

Do you have high res versions that one could play around with PS?

Anonymous said...

Very cute! Why am I planning an all expensive Italy trip while I could be so happy watching this artist in action? Pray tell!

Anusha said...

lol! she's awesome :)

Its our space said...

She is awesome ,Boo ! The first one is truly beyond her age . Good work catching them right :)

Mystic Margarita said...

OMG, Boo! How cool and creative are these! Ashu rocks!

Sheela said...

anantha stole my words! lovely pictures to showcase the artwork! Ashu sure has a talent for still-life :)

By Deepa and Supriya said...

can't wait for the doodle board!

and indeed watch out, this one is a force to reckon with!

Shobana said...

So very creative! Hats off to the little artist.

L said...

What the mom does with words, the
child does with fruits,dolls and
flowers..way to go,girls!! :-)


Anonymous said...

If you look at the "Coasters and Petals" picture, Ashu's T-shirt has the same blend of color as her piece of art...It's a Cute pic to see her at work !

Ashu - Great Job !

Mama - Mia said...

awesome!! she is a professional, not budding!

very very cool!



Tharini said...

awesome!!!! Tremendous artistry in the making here Boo! This one's a winner all the way. Look at that sophisticatred bow she takes1!!

My personal favorites are the first standing banana, the apples and tomatoes and the coasters! Can you put that sold sticker on them pls. and mark them against my name?

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I think I am more amazed at you than at Ashu. The ability to observe it, record it and capture it in the right words and present it this way, is awe inspiring!

I just showed my mom your blog with photos and she is totally surprised. You are a great mom she says! :)

Reva said...

Wow.. this cute little artist is simply too good. :)

And, really sweet of you to notice all this and do a post out of it..


Preethi said...

Very creative.. and see the play of color in her creations.. I am in awe!

Anonymous said...

Like Madura, i am impressed with your writing. Sorry Ashu but the proud mummy wins this one

Praveen said...

creative kid indeed! imprint high res pics of these on coffee mugs and they wud look wonderful.
u r a wonderful mom.

B o o said...

Hey all, thanks mucho! I was just being a proud mama and your comments made me really proud of myself. All of you have a drink on me today for putting a special smile on my face! :)

Collection Of Stars said...

WoW! That's a real artist that you have for a daughter :)
Great going Boo. Nobody could have done a better job than you in capturing the artist's creativity.

Anonymous said...

WOW!! I have no words to say! Amazing photos. I never once doubted that Ashu is capable of these and much more! After all, whose niece is she?? But, more importantly Boo, you snaps are just great! I dont think Ashu's talent would have come out any better had some one else taken these snaps...

Parul said...


Savani said...

I think Parul said it all.. You have a cezanne on your hands :)

noon said...

Just saw this Boo - unbelievable! And she did these when she was soo young! Not even three years old! Only after seeing this I realize how little art KB does! The first piece was my favorite! And the rose petals too...
She is really creative!

Subhashree said...

6 and 7, too Good. 6th esp looking all pinkish. Wow.

Maggie said...

Fabulous! That's one outstanding artist you've got there. Better stay in her good books, Boo, for when she's all rich and famous! ;-)

dipali said...

Absolutely gorgeous- the art and the post:)

Itchingtowrite said...

why don't u sell these shots to
the fruits or dolls wud be interesting

bird's eye view said...

very cute - and so creative!

Anonymous said...

You are an awesome mom for allowing her to play with household articles and exercise her creativity. So many moms would take things out of her hand for fear they would get dirty or broken. Thanks for reminding us all to let our blooming artists stretch their imaginations! :)

Choxbox said...

lovely post!

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