Asni’s Blog: The Peahen Incident

New Zealand has become a clean, green, and liberal Utopia to a lot of people. For the last thirteen years, I have experienced something very different.

Asni’s Art Blog: Refugees

Images have power. Nothing has shown that more clearly than the sudden turn of the tide in the current refugee crisis.

Asni’s Art Blog: Escalator

Stairway to Heaven, Highway to Hell – escalators symbolise glitzy promises of glamour, or the grunge of broken down technology.

Asni’s Art Blog: Space Station

Space stations are a technological reality, but also a quintessential locus for projecting dreams about a bright technological future which might take humans to the stars.

Asni’s Art Blog: Feng Huang

The Feng Huang is often referred to as the “Chinese Phoenix”, but similarities between the two mythological birds are superficial: rather than death and resurrection, Feng Huang symbolises balance between yin and yang.

Asni’s Art Blog: Simurgh

The Persian Simurgh – always a female – is known to be a defeater of poisonous snakes, and knowledgeable in the healing arts.