Inwardstep Publications announces two book releases on redesigned website

Inwardstep Publications, which released Cariappa Annaiah’s two volumes of Truisms – mostly, the first in 2010 and the second in 2011, announced a pair of future book releases on their website. In 2020, a compendium of volumes I and II of Truisms – mostly, with each of the 209 poems accompanied by an interpretative illustration by the gifted and well-known …

Scrapbook, Portraits in context –– expands with additions

Scrapbook, Portraits in Context, is a collection of disparate stories told through portraiture. I create each artwork as a self-contained and multi-layered story. Various elements in the pieces evoke personal memories in the viewer. Like a scrapbook, storylines vary and presentation style is casual. The most recent set of stories is a diptych, Caged and Free, which focuses on personal …

Pas de deux 18, from the Dance series at The Gallery of The Copley Society of Art, Boston from February 28th to March 28th, 2019. Opening reception, Thursday, February 28th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Pas de deux 18 from the Dance series was selected for the Copley Society of Art’s juried show, Renewal. The juror was Meg White, Director of Gallery NAGA, Boston. Dance, like music and humor, is a time-tested means of renewing body and soul. In the Dance series, I use normally shed plant material and other found objects that even when …

From parochial To worldliness, from the series, Scrapbook, Portraits in Context at The Summer Show, the St. Tammany Art Association’s 53rd National Juried Artists Exhibition, in downtown Covington, LA, July 14th to August 18th, 2018. Opening reception, Saturday July 14th, 6-9 pm.

From parochial To worldliness, a 21 x 51″ work on canvas from the series, Scrapbook, Portraits in Context was selected for The Summer Show, the 53rd National Juried Artists Exhibition conducted by the St. Tammany Art Association. This annual competition of contemporary art is reported to be the most diverse in the SouthEast. 28 pieces were selected from 336 entries …

Dried lily with stamen on glass from the Life and Afterlife series in Flowers and Gardens, a national, juried show at 311 Gallery, Raleigh, NC from July 5th to July 28th. Reception, Friday, July 6th, 2018 from 6 to 9 pm.

Dried lily with stamen on glass a 21 x 29″ wood-framed work on paper from the Life and Afterlife series was juried into 311 Gallery’s Flowers and Gardens, a national show. The jurors were artists, Jim Hallenbeck, Linda K. Eddins, and Susan K. Jones. Life and AfterLife is a much awarded series. A year in the making and released in …

Isolation of Polarity from Fluidity of Attraction series in MNEMONIC, an international, juried, photography show at Dab Art’s H Gallery, Ventura, CA from June 9th to July 22nd, 2018.

Isolation of Polarity, a wood-framed, 32 x 22″ canvas piece from the Fluidity of Attraction series was selected for Dab Art’s MNEMONIC, an international, juried photography show. 40 artists were selected from over 1500 entries. The juror was Michael Miner, an award-winning writer of screenplays, who is also a film director and a well known, large format landscape photographer, based …

Scrapbook, Portraits in context –– expands with additions

Scrapbook, Portraits in Context is a collection of disparate stories told through portraiture. Each artwork is a self-contained and multi-layered story that I created. Various elements seen in the pieces are meant to evoke personal memories in the viewer. Like in a scrapbook the presentation style is casual. “From…To…,” depicts transitions in emotion, mood, attitude and response due to life …

Additions to existing series

The series name is followed by the new titles: Metal: Cowlick man in golden regalia; Lava bubble in metal ‘Scapes: Translucent Beauty 2; Translucent Beauty; Water droplets and rippled buildings Melted Suburbia: Bi-Phasic and Caged Please click on the Art tab to see these additions. The home or landing page slide show presents “Cowlick man in golden regalia.”

Canna Leaves from the archived Floral series in 5x5x5 “Triple 5” small art, national, juried show at River Oaks’ Square Arts Center, Alexandria, LA from November 17th, 2017 to February 10th, 2018.

Canna Leaves, an in situ artwork arranged by Nature and illuminated by the Sun is a 3 x 4.5” image on archival paper, and framed in an unique fashion. This piece is from my archived, Floral series. Shown below is a snapshot of the artwork in an 8 x 11” metal frame and glazed with museum glass. This is an …

Building Bridges –– Portraits of Immigrants and Refugees. A touring photo-text exhibit.

While still living in Massachusetts, I was invited by Mark Chester, a well known street photographer, to be a subject in his long-running project, The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape. His goal: to highlight the multicultural landscape of Massachusetts, and his objective: to photograph naturalized U.S. citizens from as many countries of the world as possible. To date, there are …