Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Inspired by Reading Book Club-Interpreter of Maladies

This month's book selection was Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri.  It is a beautifully written book of short stories illustrating the many emotional and physical journeys of her characters as they deal with different types of loss. Lahiri does a wonderful job of pulling the reader inside the stories with her use of lush details and creating an overpowering feeling of empathy.   Unlike other books we have read, no one particular story or character spoke to me to create around. I did however, finish the book overloaded with sensory details. The beautiful colors of the saris, the slick feel of fish, the smell and sounds of hot and crowded Indian streets, the taste of curry, and the overwhelming sense of the loss of the familiar, all came together in this mixed media piece that I created.


 If you want more information about this book club, click HERE and our host, Andrew Thornton, will be glad to give you our book list. Please check out what the other, very talented participants created.

Until next time, CREATE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL!

10 comments:

  1. I love your piece. The colors and textures are so lush, it does look like how you described the book.

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  2. I love that you chose a heart as your focal - Love seemed to be a central theme in all of the stories. It's a great piece!

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  3. I love your description of the book and how your necklace reflects that in your use of the ribbon

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  4. Gorgeous colors! I'm smitten by the pendant you made and really think the texture of the ribbons adds something special.

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  5. I love your pendant! Will have to put this book on my must read list. I also use sari in my scarves. The colors are amazing! Stop by and see. Hugs, Terri

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  6. You created a gorgeous pendant from all the details you picked up, the colors and the texture totally represent the book.

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  7. I, too, enjoy a good book that can be FELT. Love that you took it one step further and created something from it. Honestly, I'm amazed.

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  8. I think the author created a collection of richly embroidered tapestries. Each story, embellished with lavish details and emotional ties. I think your piece does the collection justice, a bright mix of colors and textures! It plays to the work as a whole, a wheel of life set in the heart. Nicely done! And thank you so much for participating!

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  9. This is just gorgeous!!!! I love the ribbon that you used! All of the colors are just wonderful!!! And the pendant is stunning! Wishing you a lovely weekend!! Nicole xoxo

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