I haven’t bothered to scan this one, a photo’s way easier and since nobody’s gonna buy it anyway I don’t care. Have you priced an A3 scanner lately? The original’s on 14″×10″ smooth paper and I used a 0.5mm 2B and a 0.3mm HB automatic pencils. This has a mild bit of PS to bring out the colours that came from me having my finger over the flash and no retouching whatsoever. Its a pity the top left is illuminated a bit too much but I still don’t care.
Its a 10megapixel image.
This is about different levels of consciousness. To begin with this is all inside the mind, all imaginary so we’re already at one level of metaphysics. My subconscious is mostly out of bounds to me. Its represented here by the landscape. I often go there in dreams or whatever but can rarely remember anything that happened when I come back.
My immediate conscious is where I can go anytime I want and while I’m in there I can comtemplate, plan ways to think and construct concepts and regularly create models of problems I need to solve out here in the real world, connect them up to the mains and see if they work, or find out the probability of them working.
I only barely notice this process visually in pictures at the back of my mind and there are no words that can accurately describe it. Not yet anyway.
In addition to constructing problem models myself the problem plumbing can grow by itself, most of the time caused by bullshit from this world out here. This is called a neurosis. Neuroses can go unnoticed if the person who owns the brain isn’t careful, often manifesting itself as making him think things that aren’t true and thinking regressively or negatively. And if the person is that way inclined, being a dick.
Here, one of these has burst through the ceiling of the room it was in into the next level of consciousness and has encroached into my subconscious. This in time can affect the next level again, the soul.
The concept I’m trying to illustrate would be something like seeing wires and circuit boards on your monitor instead of software
2 days later and I have thought of a better way to think of this, lets say the flora represents my emotion, my passion and creativity and the mechanical stuff is the problems of daily life, job, money etc. Simple.
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