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 piece depicts a sulfur-crested cockatoo grandly posed before a series of ancient solar system models. The use of color and design in this piece lends the bird a regal quality. He has the air of an explorer, one who has travelled far and seen much.
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