Creative Nuisance

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Back again…

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I am back again. Got lost in some work over the past weekend and didn’t have time for a post. Being back on the blog-o-sphere feels so good. And the reverse writer’s block that I described earlier has mostly vanished, and I am trying to rub off the remaining roughness. I made a visit to NID(National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad) this weekend, and the experience was simply amazing. They were people just out of this world, each immersed in their own world of creativity, so warming yet so far away; a place where creativity takes its birth. Some of our greatest designers are from this famed institute, an institute which is well appreciated by both the corporate world as well as the greatest thinkers and innovators of our times.

The first entry into NID shook me. Just infront of the main entrance, there was a painting on the ground depicting a outline of a person lying on the ground like what the police draws after a death/suicide – a white border around the place where the person was found. Where else can you find such an abstract form of self expression other than NID. I am lucky to witness some of the very creative innovations at NID. There were designer clothes made out of laundry bags, caps of cold drink bottles, clips, pencils; cushions made out of cigarette butts, stools out of old newspaper, and some amazing paper work. One experience that I would not forget was that of a Buddha statue in a closed dark room, colored in orange, illuminated by UV light and sitting on a pool of water. The sheer ambience made me feel out of this world, a sense of inner peace dominating all earthly feelings and the gradual dimming of material emotions made the experience heavenly.

Wish I could make more such visits to such a beautiful and creative space.


Written by Abhishek

January 27, 2010 at 2:59 AM

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  1. I’ve been there too.. It is just out of the world and crazy-genius..
    It was a dream once to be part of the institution, but, well things change…


    January 27, 2010 at 1:50 PM

  2. HEy AD…didnt get the beauty of the entrance pic..I didnt get it…

    But BUDDHA statue environment felt real bliss…DO share some photographs if u have some…So much serenity i felt while reading..Thank u yaar..


    January 27, 2010 at 5:33 PM

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