Sounds of Nature – Piano
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Artist Nupur Nishith painted the Piano for Sing for Hope.
The Piano was displayed as part of the largest display of public art in New York at Plaza by 28 Liberty Street, NY in June 2017.
Later it was displayed as part of celeberation of 50 years of Public art in NYC Parks at Central Park, NYC in 2017.
The Piano featured live in CBS Sunday Morning Show in June 2018.
About the Piano
I have dedicated the design of the piano to Nature. The style of art is inspired from an ancient folk art Mithila Painting/ Madhubani Paintings from India. The elements incorporated in the design draws reference from nature with presence of Sun, Birds, Animals, flowers, leaves and the Earth Goddess. The design can be stated as the three segments of Nature with Sky area, Earth or Land area and Water area. Sky segment is highlighted on top with bright Sun among the clouds and flying birds. The Land Area is highlighted on front with the Earth Goddess, beautiful chirpy peacocks on both the sides and animals on the back side. The Water area is highlighted on the bottom with lotus and fishes. These colorful elements from nature intend to bring joy and satisfaction to the art and music lovers. I have tried to create a blend of bright colors with intricate details inspired from the Mithila artform. As per my style of art I have painted mostly freehand by brush and acrylic without using stencils or pattern tools by hands. As with my style, I visualized the objects and situations in two-dimensional perspective to create the motifs and designs which makes the art unique and distinct.
Sing For Hope
Sing for Hope is a non-profit organization founded by opera singers Monica Yunus and Camille Zamora. The two New York City based vocalists and alumnae of the Juilliard School established Sing for Hope as a resource for New York artists who want to use their art give back to their community.
Entering its tenth year as a 501(c)(3) public charity based in New York City, Sing for Hope's vision is that the arts have unique power to uplift and unite individuals and communities. Its volunteer-driven outreach programs reach several thousand people a year at various under-resourced schools, community centers, and healthcare facilities in the five boroughs. Sing for Hope's Volunteer Artist Roster features artists from almost every artistic discipline.
The Sing for Hope Pianos project, one of New York City's largest public art projects, brings artist-painted pianos to the parks and public spaces of the city for public enjoyment. The pianos often feature formal and impromptu concerts and have been likened to an open festival of music bringing together New York’s culturally diverse population. Following their two-week public residency, The Sing for Hope Pianos are donated to schools, healthcare facilities, and community centers, enriching lives for years to come. CBS News wrote that the project was "reminding us all of the power of music to inspire and unite."