Weekly Photo Challenge: Mine

Life isn’t fair or unfair; it is what it is. A few months back, I did these three pieces made entirely out of paper (and some steel) for a chance to win an art competition. Turns out, these entries weren’t good enough for the judges. To be very honest, I was glad I didn’t win, because parting with your creations is perhaps the most difficult thing to do. These are MINE and I hope you like them.

Brighter Future

Anyone’s Game

Mission: Earth

NOTE: This week’s challenge truly captures the essence of possessiveness, so I couldn’t help myself from re-posting these images. The originals with their poetic descriptions can be found at Into The Light, Anyone’s Game, and Mission: Earth.

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Cold Fusion: Into the Light

By now, you must have gotten the hang of Cold Fusion. Here’s the third installment in this series:

Into the Light
It may be dark but tread along
Into the spiral we call life
Let hope illuminate your heart
Keep searching for that light
Night surely ends, the sun doth rise
Thy future shall be bright! 

Cold Fusion: Mission Earth

This here is the next installment in the Cold Fusion series. I call this ‘Mission: Earth’. Enough said, I’ll let the photo and the poem speak for themselves:

Mission: Earth
Our skin tones might be miles apart
But it’s only red we bleed
Hand in hand, O! my brethren
We’ll spread the word of peace
Plant trees, recycle, save the earth
Let’s atone for our past misdeeds! 

Cold Fusion: Anyone’s Game

Dear Readers,

This is a new initiative I’ve started working on. With every new artwork/sculpture I make, I shall be adding a stanza of poetry to describe the piece. Let’s hope you can all appreciate my sentiments. This right here is the first in a series of many Cold Fusions to come.

I have recently completed three installations that are competing for a commission with one of the biggest names in the Airline industry. The competition is tough, but hope prevails. Here goes nothing:

Anyone’s Game

Anyone’s Game
Life might be like a game of chess
But I’m done being black and white
Let’s take control, reach for the stars
And live larger than life!

Hope you like it!

Cheers,
Yousuf

Artist’s Portfolio

As an amateur artist, one always aspires to be great, to find that one individual niche that sets you aside from the rest. I have, in my journey as an artist, tried finding something that I can ‘originally’ call my own. Here’s a summarized version of all the authentic paper art I have created since I started.

Serene Supplication – Handcut on card-stock

Serene Supplication – the praying man

Arabian Nights – Handcut on card-stock

Arabesque – Handcut on card-stock

Arabian Nights – close-up

The Anniversary Card

The Anniversary Card

The Glass Bowl – inspired by a crystal bowl my wife loves.

Dangerous Curves

Dangerous Curves – the first original piece I made

The Wormhole

The Wormhole – Symmetry

The Wormhole

The Wormhole

The Wormhole

The Wormhole

The Vase

The Vase

The Arabesque

The Arabesque – Extreme close-up

Rock, Paper, Scissors

An interim photo taken during a shoot for my latest artwork. These are pebbles, wood shavings and a slice of the model I’m working on (top-right).

My Wife’s Creations

The student finally becomes the teacher. These are some models that are done by my wife. Fortunately, she is almost as good as me, if not better, and has sure learned the art at an amazing rate!

We might even have our first exhibition sooner than expected. Enjoy!