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Mantis Shrimp Monocles_Menka Desai_Origi

I heard about the Mantis Shrimp and their incredible vision on a Radio Lab episode. Apparently, they have 12 color receptors, and even though they don't really need or use them, just the thought of seeing a rainbow that vibrant through their eyes is pretty intriguing. Imagine viewing the world through a 12 receptor monocle! You can't? Well, I tried to capture a little glimpse of it in my artworks, so head on over!


Hello, you guys! My name is Menka and I am the face behind Mantis Shrimp Monocles. Welcome to my studio of colors, papers, designs, paints and more colors. In here, you will find me juggling between painting, making prints and frames, and embroidering and beading on paper, all the while shipping carefully and cutely packed orders for all of you. I aspire to achieve a balance between intuition and realism. Hence every stroke in a painting and every stitch in the paper is deliberate, and done with a lot of love and care. I intend to explore as many mediums and forms of art that I can.

I hope you find something that speaks to you in my shop and get to keep it with you forever!

I am also on Ko-fi. So if you'd like to support me and my work by simply buying me a coffee, I would be forever grateful. Yes, you guessed it right - I am a coffee addict.



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