If the name of our newest featured artist, Aniruddha Sastikar, rings a bell perhaps it’s because he is also a Contributing Poet here at Mad Swirl. This time around, however, we get a visual glimpse into his world – or at the very least, how Sastikar perceives it. Art has a wonderful way of giving us a glimpse inside the soul of the artist, shining a diverse light unique to the artist. The light of Aniruddha’s featured work is a dim & dirty light – to say the least – and thankfully that’s just how we like it! Pictures of rusted cars and dirty streets, old doorways with hinged wires don’t sound immediately alluring. But in contrast with bright hues of blues (and even spiritual symbology, quite literally) we see the beautiful dance with the ugly, the sacred swirled with secular collide and we can’t help ourselves in reaching out for more – more of the story, more of the magic, more of the divine hiding out in these unsuspecting places. Give it a look-see for yourself and discover the visual world of artist and poet Aniruddha Sastikar!