Author: Adyasha Nayak

I am inspired by the multitude of visual cues in everyday life—colours, designs, and patterns. I believe that every little thing—even that flickering street lamp—has a voice. I paint the familiar, to tell a unique story. The other half of my inspiration is the natural world—its stereotypes and idiosyncrasies.

The Warm Presence

I always start my day with a fresh cup of coffee and my favorite cookies. The crunch of coffee grounds poured into the filter, the hiss of hot water, and the aroma of that first drop of fresh brew snaps me out of dreamland. My relationship with coffee is not entirely a healthy one. But […]

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the other person in the mirror

My perception of self has changed a lot. It changes with every person I meet and every change in my life. I have viewed myself through others’ eyes for so long, that when I look in the mirror, I see something different. It has taken me years, and constant practice to see who I truly […]

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A child’s smile is the purest, most sincere thing in the world. Witnessing these moments of joy takes one’s heart back to simpler times.

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Leaving behind the material world seems a monumental task for the modern individual. But a little bit of mindfulness can transform our lives. Sitting in a monastery, and watching the monk have a casual conversation, gave my mind the rest it needed.

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More fantastical than fairies and mermaids are the creatures of oceans. Grace and power together meld in their beautiful forms—that demand to be cherished.

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The red of the handmaid’s cloak stands out against a drab, dull world—almost-ghost-like. And she is tied to an ever-present noose—the new order of a totalitarian regime. The regime that has stolen her body, and her freedom.

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