The Exhaustible Quest For Male Sanity And Happiness by Simon Groves

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The goal of a “spotless (quiet) mind”.

The zebras were all white at one time. One day Zebra was hiding from Lion by standing in the tall grass. He stood there for so long and held very still the whole time so that Lion would not see him. The hot sun cast the shadows of the blades of grass across the white of Zebra’s body. He stood there so long that the shadows became permanent and that is why Zebra is striped to this day.

Immediate thanks to Sharon K. Shubert for advice and artistic inspiration.

Thanks to ~dheks at deviant art for the image of the lady.

And thank you to Jessi9999 for the Zebra, also at Deviant art.

Thank you for the inspiration:

Anna Shaw
Nadya Johnson
Tibby Steedly
Susie Hawkins
Sharon K. Shubert
Carin Fausett
Bob Culshaw (Gem-like interior/architectural works)


exotic, mental activity, mental health, mind, spirits, woodland, zebra, zoo

My work is eclectic, pychological and profound and hopefully, attractive and beautiful for hanging on your wall… or sticking on your iPhone as a case… enjoy!

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  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 4 years ago

    I think this is one of your best!! Fabulous and so much to look at and read into.

  • Thank you very much Anna, this was far more abstract than I planned.

    – Simon Groves

  • I would love to hear what you felt, thought or concluded Anna :)

    – Simon Groves

  • Tibby Steedly
    Tibby Steedlyover 4 years ago

    This is fantastic!

  • Thank you very much Tibby! I am very glad you liked this.

    – Simon Groves

  • redladyart
    redladyartover 4 years ago

    Thank you for letting me inspired you! Nice work! :))

  • :) You are so kind Sharon, thank you very much!

    – Simon Groves

  • HawaiianAngel
    HawaiianAngelover 4 years ago


  • I’m glad you enyoyed looking at this, Thank you very much for accepting it to Layered Up!

    – Simon Groves

  • Anivad - Davina Nicholas
    Anivad - Davin...over 4 years ago

    Marvelous creation…..

  • Thank you very much for saying Anivad!

    – Simon Groves

  • Tammera
    Tammeraover 4 years ago


  • Tammera, thats a lovely thing to say, thank you! :)

    – Simon Groves

  • neogolas
    neogolasabout 4 years ago

    Awesome use of color and very original,also makes you look longer than you plan,beautiful art with a catching style,timless.

  • Neo thats a very nice comment thank you very much sir!

    – Simon Groves

  • Spiritinme
    Spiritinmeabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much Spirit In Me!

    – Simon Groves

  • avalyn
    avalynabout 4 years ago

    brilliant story….love the pic too!

  • Thank you Avalyn!

    – Simon Groves

  • Melissa D. Johnston
    Melissa D. Joh...about 4 years ago

    Love the layers. This image has an ephemeral, but also a timeless ethereal feel—like the very best of dreams and fairy tales.

  • Thank you Melissa :) I liked the way the zebras black stripes reveal the scene (Truth) through ALL the layers…like the true emotion that we unshakably feel despite our words on occasion… :D

    – Simon Groves

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