Illustration timeline and evolution – DELA ANYAH

Ten years ago, I got my first iPad and that marked the true beginning of my digital art/illustration and design journey. I honestly didn’t start out with a plan to work on the projects I will later work on. Back in 2011, I was working on my first book, and simply felt my doodles will … Continue reading Illustration timeline and evolution – DELA ANYAH

Commentary on “The Sword” painting by DELASI ANYAH

The symbol of the sword has different means across different cultures. In this painting, however, we look at the symbol of the sword through the lens of Christianity. In Christendom, a sword is a symbol of the Word of God, who is Jesus Christ. We are told in Ephesians 6:17 that the sword of the … Continue reading Commentary on “The Sword” painting by DELASI ANYAH

Stress, low moral and why the corporate world needs art

How do you feel when you see the color red? Excited? Do you sense desire? How do you feel when you see a baby wearing pink or blue? Do you think cute? How about a baby wearing black? Oooo! Picture entering a big yellow room with xylophone sounds playing in the background. Now picture entering … Continue reading Stress, low moral and why the corporate world needs art

It first starts with something ugly, bruised and neglected.

Someone asked me in the studio today if jute sacks where “my thing”.

My answer: Not really.

My thing is objects that symbolize us in our broken states: the people (including myself) that I hope these works will touch and speak out for. In their discarded or abandoned state, they look quite ugly, bruised and hurt by the elements. And this serves as a beautiful canvas to paint stories that