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Title: Cessate

Size: 6" x 6"

Medium: Prismacolor Colored Pencils on Paper

Artist: Thaneeya McArdle

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This elaborately detailed drawing is part of my Deep Thinkers series, in which various animals are juxtaposed with evidence of human thought, in the form of mathematical equations, quotes, definitions, musical scores, etc. These pieces depict a zen-like transcendent bridge between conceptual thinking and animalistic consciousness. These two contrasts are united by a careful use of color and decorative design. This miniature drawing combines abstract and realist elements in a funky contemporary aesthetic. A small robin perches upon a swirling royal blue and cream abstract design. The background has an elegant deep yellow-orange floral abstract motif of dark green designs touched with hints of turquoise, upon which is superimposed a section of sheet music from Cessate, omai cessate by Vivaldi. This drawing is very detailed for its size, which lends the piece an aura of intimacy.

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Taken on March 5, 2009