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Meet Sejal Mody, the creator of this beautiful piece of art.

Sejal Mody: In search of freedom through Art

Colours express emotion; textures express intention and composition expresses narration. This is true for most art, but unique to each artist.

Born and raised in Mumbai, Sejal Mody exhibited a keen interest and talent in the arts. She studied fine arts at Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai collecting a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Unhappy with the one-dimension world of paintings, she decided to trail ceramics. Realising that a mere certificate course in pottery would not take her far, she went all the way to the famed Andretta Pottery & Crafts Society at Kangra in Himachal Pradesh to pursue her dreams.

Sejal says, “Painting is a continuous process. Even when I don’t have my material with me, I keep doing it in my mind most of the time. Whenever I see something that inspires me, it gets registered in my mind in the form of an image.”  Sejal’s abstract expressions evolve from the wheel; bursting into scintillating colours, shapes and sizes and ultimately reaching the wall as a framed piece of art. Her multifaceted virtuosity include several mediums such as glass painting, wood etching, acrylic and oil paintings, ceramics, dyeing, sketching, photography, graphic art.

Sejal exhibited a keen interest and talent in the artsThe thing that strikes her the most is colour. Painting is a very subtle medium and it speaks of the most subtle phases of our responses. She responds most spontaneously to colour. The images that she perceives in her mind consist mostly of colour rather than form.

Sejal takes care of each material used in her work. Like in the wooden frames used to install plates, she selects the wood by visiting timber yards spread all over the city.

The colour of the frame and the size is all planned and the carpenters are given instruction; the entire process supervised in her own studio.

In the past, she has been awarded the 3rd place in “Painting of the Month” by The Trinity Arts Guild, Texas, USA. She has been invited to participate in the “Monsoon Art Show” sponsored and held at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.  Sejal has also exhibited her works at Trinity Arts Guild, Texas, USA.

“Towards freedom is the direction that my work takes. The art work comes straight through a free mind!” signs off Sejal, already lost in her world of her next creation.

One can buy Sejal’s abstract ceramic creations exclusively here.

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A wooden dining table

Image courtesy of  arztsamui at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Recent times have seen the proliferation of dining tables made of glass. On teh other hand, wooden ones have been there for centuries. So while buying a dining table, should you take a wooden one or one made of glass?

Wooden tables are strong, bold and long lasting. Wooden tables may be expensive with good quality wood but they are worth as your investment is for a long period. Dining tables are not something that we purchase or replace frequently. Glass dining tables are sophisticated and delicate; you need to handle them with care to avoid breakage, cracks, scratches and chipping of the glass.

Teak, cherry, chestnut, butternut and many more are the types of wood are used to make tables. Every wood has its unique natural color that can be retained to get a classic and more natural look. A wooden table can be constructed in different shapes and sizes, adjusting it to the dining hall. The classic shape of the wooden dining table is round or rectangular, which allows easy flow of conversation and it can accommodate more people if required. Image courtesy of criminalatt at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Glass tables can be dangerous if you have children at home, and for heavy use. Glass needs to be tempered so that if it breaks it does not cause major injuries. It is also difficult to maintain a clean table-top as glass attracts more dust and dirt.

Unlike glass tables, wooden dining tables can be made with a drop-down leaf or an extra adjustment to make them bigger whenever required which helps to save the extra space. Portability is one of the advantages of the wooden tables. They can be made according to the size of the room to prevent appearing too big and too small.

Image courtesy of  photostock1 at FreeDigitalPhotos.netWooden tables can be made giving them a modern and sophisticated look to gel with the modern world. Nowadays, they are available in different shapes, sizes, colors and even customized table-tops. They are also available in a completely synthetic look with polished color and matte finish. Wooden dining tables are made out of solid wood to give them a smooth and clean finishing and s scratch-free surface. Glass tables, on the other hand, are either dark or transparent; the variety is restricted and the designs are common.

The beauty of a wooden table is that it can be changed over time to give it a second, third or fourth life i.e., it has a modifiable look. By sanding, staining, or painting, you can transform the wooden table and give it an entirely new look.