Tremulous encounters between two worlds (detail)

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Title: Tremulous encounters between two worlds
Size: 8" x 10"
Medium: Archival, lightfast Ink & Prismacolor Colored Pencils on 300 lb Hot-Pressed Watercolor paper by Fabriano Uno
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 cloud of elaborate eyes shoots down from the bustling cosmos and wisps delicately into a fine tornado-like point that makes contact with the dark, churning ocean of bobbing eyes. This drawing is incredibly detailed; you can see close-ups below. This piece is a fusion of my intensely-detailed black ink drawings and my equally-detailed colorful abstract work. The two come together in a rich marriage of style and energy. 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.

(This image is a detail side shot of the artwork. A full-sized version of the piece may also be seen in my photostream!)

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  1. ArteZoe 81 months ago | reply

    cool angle

    Vista en:
    See in:
    Art and Love
    ¡¡Art and Love!!

  2. Art in the Family 80 months ago | reply

    This is a colourful wonder! Please add it to the

    Colour Art Awards ~*Post 1, Award 4 (Contests Open)

    Please tag with "ColourArtAward"

  3. Raymond_90 78 months ago | reply

    This is pretty cool

  4. David C Mills 76 months ago | reply

    revisited...even better

  5. Art by Monica Rodriguez 75 months ago | reply

    love your work, Monica

  6. lizamw 75 months ago | reply

    You have the gift!

  7. marknev 74 months ago | reply

    I actually interpreted your work ++in a flash++ before I read your
    personal "synopsis." My immediate perception
    as a gateway is the b/w eye w/the swirl. There is a creative concept
    (glyph, symbol) that reflects the "genesis" (if I may) that pre-dates
    any monisms that attempt to describe mind/matter relationships.
    If I recall my early martial art journey, the "taiji" was not yet (then)
    duely simplified as the spawn of "Zhoudunyi." I am sorry for the coffee shop conjecture; I could write pages on this particular work, it is intrigueing so say the very least. Your arrival here is very refreshing. I am to present your offerings into my group, if you pls.

  8. Scott Ellison 74 months ago | reply

    love these patterns.

  9. cuegeee 73 months ago | reply

    Great image.

  10. Katie Neustaedter 73 months ago | reply

    I love the colors and the patterns!

    Sort of neon-hyper-spiritual

    Good work!

  11. hannqh 72 months ago | reply

    Oh, I love the colors!

  12. figino 70 months ago | reply

    That's amazing

  13. ivalina1 70 months ago | reply

    Soo beautiful colours!

  14. www cartoon network edge q dot net 70 months ago | reply

    Fabulous use of colour.nice fusion

  15. Chio64 60 months ago | reply

    Uao!!! I love it!!!

  16. Riph ★ 60 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called DoOdlEs. ScriBbleS. sKetcHEs. etC ♥, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  17. jdyf333 57 months ago | reply

    I am very pleased to view this!! Excellent!!

  18. Cora Raab 57 months ago | reply

    You are invited to display your image in:
    Visibly Talented
    *** A Place For Artists ***
    Please tag "Visibly Talented"

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