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Cynthia Kolakhe is an artist through and through - whether it is her Street art, paintings or the quirky fusion clothes she designs. We chat over coffee, chicken pakoras and the best chow in town at Dream Cafe, my destination cafe for all meetups and chats when in Kohima. And then we drive around town while she points out what she has been doing with a bunch of like- minded people to beautify Kohima - with murals and thought provoking art. If you were wondering who has been splashing beautiful art all over town and in tight corners, stand back and pause a moment and reflect on the message in the images. It says many different things but most importantly, that you are and can be the change and times are changing whether you like it or not.
I always wanted my style to be unique and I choose to be different from the rest. I wanted to modify everything I bought - doodling all over my clothes, adding tiny details to my bags and shoes etc.
My style always has a personal touch, comfortable and something that stands out.
I feel great when doing any Art or fashion events as it gives me immense space to explore and experiment. My favorite projects have been the ones where I also get share a message such as the NSACS Projects and what I got to do with Project72hrs.
How did it all start?
Murals/Street Art was always a dream for me to fulfill. I have a habit of drawing and painting empty walls or doodle on every blank sheet of my notebooks. It all started with mural art on my room walls at home, my neighbour's wall and eventually realised officially with my collaboration with Project 72 hrs for large scale street art to spread awareness and beautify the town. As of now, we are doing street art at our own expense for the love of it but hopefully, in future we hope to get commissioned by the Government to do more art or get some sponsors. That would be a great help. #readmoreonmyblog