Thursday, 28 May 2015

TURN USED AND OLD BOTTLES TO ART. CRAFTS BY MIABO ENYADIKE

Old and Used bottles, give me so much pleasure to revamp and give a new lease of life.








The thrill for me, are the endless possibilities, that go with this craft. 






All you need, is an open mind and you can express yourself, anyhow it fits.







For me using fabric,ropes and paper, is more my style.





Another aspect, is the fact that bottles are cheap to obtain. 




You can get them at your house, from friends. 




You can also ask, your local restaurant or bar and get them for free.






Its all, in the creative process and what we make, of these bottles that matter. 










Enjoy some of my revamped used bottles.......





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Monday, 25 May 2015

MY "DECONSTRUCTED" ART; ABSTRACT ART; PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS; BY MIABO ENYADIKE

I love playing with drawings I've made, 

I enjoy taking them further almost like "deconstructing" them, 

into something more exciting and forward. I have created quite a few for clients, over the years and they have turned out awesome.

Lately, I  picked a few of my original Art and "deconstructed" them again, into fabric and wallpaper design. 


They were used in a specific project for a client, who wanted something different,simple, bold and fun. 


They were created, in that manner and have since been installed.


 So I decided to share, the original Art and the "deconstructed" Art works, with you all......Enjoy.





Original artwork; The Garden; mixed media abstract Art; Ink on paper board; 90cm,80cm; 2014; by Miabo Enyadike.




No.1    Deconstructed Art "The Garden" by Miabo Enyadike.





 No.2   Deconstructed Art "The Garden" by Miabo Enyadike.








Original Art; Flowers and leaves; Mixed Media Abstract Art: Ink on paper board; 90cm,80cm; by Miabo Enyadike.





 No.2   Deconstructed Art "Flowers and leaves" by Miabo Enyadike.





Original Art; "Flowers"; Watercolor; 12cm,14cm; 2013; Miabo Enyadike 







 No.1   Deconstructed Art "Flowers" by Miabo Enyadike.







 No.2   Deconstructed Art "flowers" by Miabo Enyadike.







 Original Art; Ink drawing;"Aster"12cm,12cm; 2013; Miabo Enyadike





 No.1   Deconstructed Art "Aster" by Miabo Enyadike.






Original Art; Ink drawing;"Saffron crocus" 2013;Miabo Enyadike






 No.1   Deconstructed Art"Saffron Crocus  by Miabo Enyadike.


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Thursday, 21 May 2015

MY UNTITLED DENIM PANTS SCULPTURE; ABSTRACT ART BY MIABO ENYADIKE


Sometimes in Art, we have a vision of creativity, that has nothing to do with any events or occurrences around us, 





DENIM JEANS SCULPTURE; UNTITLED;  2015; BY MIABO ENYADIKE.



except the sheer need, as an artist to express this vision. 






                     DENIM JEANS SCULPTURE; UNTITLED; 2015;  BY MIABO ENYADIKE.



These sculpture pieces, that I made fall in that exclusive category.





         DENIM JEANS SCULPTURE; UNTITLED; 2015;  BY MIABO ENYADIKE.



 For me, other than  having so many pairs of old and used denim pants, that I had collected and kept, 





DENIM JEANS PANTS SCULPTURE; UNTITLED; 2015; BY MIABO ENYADIKE



there really wasn't any inspiration behind these sculpted pieces.  





DENIM JEANS PANTS SCULPTURE; UNTITLED;2015;BY MIABO ENYADIKE




The fact, that I did not want to discard them and always wanted to recycle them, 




          DENIM JEANS PANTS SCULPTURE; UNTITLED; 2015; BY MIABO ENYADIKE


into Art of some sort, probably is the inspiration behind them.





           DENIM JEANS PANTS SCULPTURE; UNTITLED;2015; BY MIABO ENYADIKE




So they remain untitled

....Enjoy! 


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Monday, 18 May 2015

MY ENTANGLED LIFE; ABSTRACT ART; ROPE BOWLS ART BY MIABO ENYADIKE


After a recent health scare, I was told by my physician,  to take it easy and reduce my workload. 



The Entanglement;  Abstract Art; Rope and plastic bag;  
plate sculpture; 2015; Miabo Enyadike


I was a bit confused, by my doctor's advice........ hello! what planet is he from.




The Entanglement;  Abstract Art; Rope and plastic bag;  
plate sculpture; 2015; Miabo Enyadike


I am a fine artist, we are the most laid back people on this planet, free spirited and without barriers. 

We are stuck, in a world we have created, for ourselves outside the existing one we all live in.





The Entanglement;  Abstract Art; Rope and plastic bag;  
plate sculpture; 2015; Miabo Enyadike


Some of us fine or visual artist, belong to era's long gone and live that way, in present times without a care in the world. 





The Entanglement;  Abstract Art; Rope and plastic bag;  
bowl sculpture; 2015; Miabo Enyadike


I for one is stuck in the 1980's, I listen to 80's singer,  Evelyn king, 'love come down' and Kool and the Gangs,'get down on it' every day,  it's part of my daily routine, how cool is that!.





The Entanglement;  Abstract Art; Rope and plastic bag;  
bowl sculpture; 2015; Miabo Enyadike


Having said all that, I knew my doctor, only meant well and just wanted me well rested and less stressed, before my next visit.



The Entanglement;  Abstract Art; Rope and plastic bag;  
plate sculpture; 2015; Miabo Enyadike

I knew deep down, that he was right because I'd become entangled, in too many activities and have not had a break, in a long while.



The Entanglement;  Abstract Art; Rope and plastic bag;  
bowl sculpture; 2015; Miabo Enyadike

There is always something new to do,adding to my long list of work, and activities.

Sometimes I wonder, how in heaven's name, I created the time, for some of them that are so exhausting and unnecessary. 





The Entanglement;  Abstract Art; Rope and plastic bag;  bowl sculpture; 2015;
 Miabo Enyadike


I decided to turn this period of rest,to reflect on life and how we get ourselves entangled, in all sorts of activities.  

Good or bad, in anticipation of a result, that reflects the reason we got entangled in the first place.




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As an Artist, the only way I could answer for myself and take responsibility, to reduce my workload was to translate my rather hectic lifestyle, into art bowls.

 simple steps



                    materials used;
 Rope, plastic bag to cover mould bowl, glue and brush.

I created these bowls, with ropes and plastic bags,with the intention of



The Entanglement;  Abstract Art; Rope and plastic bag;  
plate sculpture; 2015; Miabo Enyadike


expressing my own interpretation, of how hectic and entangled my life and so many lives, out there have become and sometimes for what..........? Enjoy.


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Friday, 15 May 2015

THE FAMILY MIXED MEDIA ART ILLUSTRATION BY MIABO ENYADIKE



Sitting and having lunch in a restaurant sometime ago and minding my own business... 

I noticed a family walk in from the corner of my eye, and watched them slowly settle in a table opposite mine.



The Family; Mixed media ; Abstract Art; Illustration; 90cm.80cm; Ink on paper board 2014


It was one of those lazy afternoons I had nothing to do and just wanted to chill out. 



So doing nothing, my eyes were busy taking note of everything around me whilst I had my drink. 

It was interesting, to watch this family of four,the mother who obviously, looked like she needed a break and the father who could not hide his frustration, about anything and everything.


The Family; Mixed media ; Abstract Art; Illustration; 90cm.80cm; Ink on paper board 2014


They had this cute daughter who ran the show. She really was joyfully naughty definitely getting under the skin of her dad, thank goodness not her mum who was bent on ignoring her tantrums. 


The Family; Mixed media ; Abstract Art; Illustration; 90cm.80cm; Ink on paper board 2014

The other member of the family a teenage boy between the age of 14 and 16 I could not really tell, had his entire attention on his phone totally oblivious of what was going on around his person. 

I watched underneath my eyelids, enjoying every moment of this family's outing and glad to be out alone. 


The Family; Mixed media ; Abstract Art; Illustration; 90cm.80cm; Ink on paper board 2014


As a mother of 2 teenage kids and a 6yr old, I could understand why the mother of those kids, needed a break and left their father to attend to the kids. 

It's a scene, that is all too familiar to me and plays out each time we are out as a family.

Anything the kids say or need, I just point my finger, to their father and say ask daddy!.



The Family; Mixed media ; Abstract Art; Illustration; 90cm.80cm; Ink on paper board 2014

I decided to capture this scene and of course relieved that I was not in it. 

I  brought out my pen from my bag, after I had asked for my bill,and quickly sketched the facial expressions, of this family on a spare napkin on my table. 


The Family; Mixed media ; Abstract Art; Illustration; 90cm.80cm; Ink on paper board 2014


I later made a mixed media illustration painting of it later that afternoon.......Enjoy.

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Monday, 4 May 2015

TEARS THAT KEEP FLOWING; CONTEMPORARY TEXTILE ART; BY MIABO ENYADIKE

Fabric cut offs for me, its just like a dog and a bone............! I love, to collect fabrics samples and cut offs. My ears are fastened to the ground, for any information on cut offs. 

My last batch of textiles, came from a charity store, down the road. I took advantage, of the fact that I'm known there already, to choose the best, right inside the managers store room/office.




        TEARS THAT KEEP FLOWING;TEXTILE ART;120CM,90CM;
                 NEEDLE WORK;2015;MIABO ENYADIKE



I descended on brocade, cotton, poly cotton, jersey and good linen textile cut offs with great pleasure.!This time around, I was going to create contemporary art, with these textile cut offs.


Patience, had to be brought in as well as endurance, these two had to play a part in this new adventure, I was about to embark on. 

I mean, I am no stranger to contemporary textile art, I  am familiar with the  brilliant works of quite a few of the artists, who are masters in this art. I just have never seen myself doing it, it just felt right for me at this point to try it.






      TEARS THAT KEEP FLOWING;TEXTILE ART;120CM,90CM;
                 NEEDLE WORK;2015;MIABO ENYADIKE



I said to myself, its needle and thread right! but found out later, its much more than that.

It is the raw emotions, of the artist being interpreted with textile, expressing or silently voicing out an event or situation that is all too familiar.




        TEARS THAT KEEP FLOWING;TEXTILE ART;120CM,90CM;
                 NEEDLE WORK;2015;MIABO ENYADIKE


The title of this art work, "TEARS THAT KEEP FLOWING,1&2" is simply a continuous good or bad occurrence, in our lives.If it is not us directly, then its someone we know or someone else.


 These works of mine, are about tears that just keeping flowing, for disasters that stem from disease out breaks, natural deaths, loss of a child, loss of a spouse, multiple deaths from plane crashes, earth quakes, landslides, victims of human trafficking.




        TEARS THAT KEEP FLOWING;TEXTILE ART;120CM,90CM;
                   NEEDLE WORK;2015;MIABO ENYADIKE


 Boat mishaps for refugees, xenophobic attacks, political killings,insane wars against humanity, destruction of ancient artifacts, rape, extortion, unjustified killings, the list just goes on and on. 


Every morning, that we are blessed and privileged to experience a new day, if the tears are not running down our faces, we are grateful and thankful. 




           TEARS THAT KEEP FLOWING;TEXTILE ART;120CM,90CM;
                  NEEDLE WORK;2015;MIABO ENYADIKE


We know, deep down in our hearts it is favor, from the lord because out there somewhere, there are tears that are flowing.....Enjoy.

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