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Hand drawn sepia coloured ink on white cartridge paper with black ink in the shading for a bit of extra definition.
sepia, black and white, ink, black ink, sepia ink, hand drawn, cogs, machinery, steampunk, goth, gothic
Born in London and based in the Midlands, UK, and hoping someone finds my scribblings and likes what they see…
Most works are pen and ink, detailed and use patterns and repeating or mechanical forms.
All comments are welcome.
Nice work, I really admire your ability to draw with such precision. Very interesting work!
Thank you! Not sure I’m that precise though… ;-)
so good….i can hear them clicking over and see them turning…wonderful work
Thank you. :-)
I think it very much does reveal a state of mind, a tiny portion of the whole, each cog being continual checked and reset in readiness to perform its duty when the time comes.
interesting. I’ve heard similar suggestions before, but that organisation doesn’t go beyond the paper, I think! Thanks for the comment. :-)
Haha not so organised in everyday life hey. I read an interesting thing about free will the other day, written in reaction to a commonly held belief that we are all autonomous beings robotically responding to the events in our lives. It claimed that on a minute neurological level we are all ordering and amending the tiny levers that predetermine our reactions to things that happen to us. The interlocking cogs could be seen as a visual expression of that process of shaping our free will. Maybe ;)
Interesting idea. There’s always the balance of nature versus nurture, and how we either copy of react to a combination of our genetic makeup and the nurturing we received in infancy. With discipline and practice, any reaction, however ingrained, can be adapted and controlled, but likewise, not matter how well disciplined, we are all capable of both being surprised and capable of surprising ourselves. Maybe we should see each individual as a cog, some turning fast, some slow, some vital to the working of the machine of society, others who will be noticed only when they break the rhythm.
I think that’s a good way to see the cogs, outward looking! I have a tendency for introspection I’m trying to wean myself off, outward looking is much more revealing! :)
I’m not sure I see the cogs as anything but cogs! ;-) However, it’s interesting to see how others see them. Sometimes I feel that rather than looking in or out, it’s better just to look.
Yep, that’s exactly what I meant, but my over thinking need for classification brain made me say it wrong :p