Title: Unraveling the telescopic mind incident
Size: 8" x 8"
Medium: Ink on Paper
Artist: Thaneeya McArdle
© Thaneeya McArdle - Please do not use this image without permission.
The theme of this highly charged drawing is the mythic concept of life, growth, and evolution. A spiral of elaborate eyes radiates outward from the center into a bustling cosmos. This drawing is incredibly detailed; you can see close-ups below. My abstract artwork is very process-oriented and carries a spiritual meaning related to the mystery of existence and a reverence for the unfolding process of life. The designs in this drawing arose spontaneously in a stream-of-consciousness manner. While working on drawings that are this detailed, I become so immersed in the work that drawing the images becomes a meditative process through which I strive to achieve balance amidst chaos (similar to the concept of mushin). The colors and designs arise spontaneously and reflect my interest in tribal and aboriginal art, specifically in the act of storytelling through nonrepresentational means. My abstract art is also heavily inspired by my world travels, particularly my visits to remote tribal villages in the Kutch region of India, as well as my visits to temples and roadside shrines in Sri Lanka, India, and Nepal.
There is a ton of detail in this drawing, which you can't really see in this digital image. Well, you can see it, but it's so much more crystal clear in real life! If you click on "all sizes", you can see a somewhat larger version.
I also designed a t-shirt using the spiral from this drawing, which you can see my photostream here.