I’ve been at this a long time and I’m so happy to have it completed. I have explanations for everything but I decided I’d let you folks artistically interpret it for a while. What do you reckon?
100% Hand drawn in HB and 2B
And here are some of the interpretations
The sun is an expression of your full creative potential – the fully-realised self – the upper tree to me looks like a representation of the brain, with it’s left and right hemispheres joined in the middle, and connected to the trunk (spinal column) of the ‘self’ – reaching into the collective unconcious of the earth, and your heart, your core emotional self, at the point where they merge.
Then it comes out the “interpretation” from a symbolism, that is really inherent to the piece.
The Tree…the Being.
Sound, Straight, Exuberant,
sort of a tight pressed Being, against the background.
Even you have created a perfect space softened by a blurring mist and two distant objects. For me…it is a bit suffocating.
The Sun…whimsical character here….like a woman dressed as man, doing a strip-tease show.The Idea… metaphorical, is that feeling inside , of the Cosmic Father containing much of the feminine and that once in a while is stripped of his boastful manner of doing things, and trying to reach to the cool earth..It seems that is not the tree the one needed of the feeding , nurturing sun, but the sun needed of the fresh branching of the tree. To the point of letting his rays be falling like coquette petals of a sunflower. Calling thus, his attention.
Spliting brain…not splitting at all. Just a harmonic consciousness of the brain division…very important in all the work.From there is the creativity of the artistic expression. Intellect is not dueling between the two sides, but profiting of their differences.
The Action. Queer. The Essence’s action is coming from two points. To the right (which is your left really) Yang drive. The rigid and ancestral organization of a hive. The reason well administered, managed. They bees, thoughts, seem to be there free going. False. They work in a perfect machine organization. Nothing is out of the system.
Left. The symbolism of the intuition, feminine, lunar, side. The hamster is trapped. In a sort of Wheel of Fortune, The feminine, lunar side is trying to advance to the future, but is dominated by inertia. And a humble bee is encouraging his coming out. She is a dissident….dissidence of our own thoughts and reasoning, sometimes is a great punch to our ego-centered jail of the intellect.
And at last!!!
The clockwork heart!. An extraordinary piece of art, that believe me is the most melodramatic, or theatrical object of all the piece. It is a fake. Yes.. is it a protection.. an icon of your tender emotional sensibility. You prefer to show yourself like a methodic and sort of mechanical emotional being… in order to protect your demands. I this way the souls that may reach you, will not beleive that you are let’s say, Easily captured?
And what I was thinking myself, well basically like a lot of my work its a self portrait. Particularly my brain and heart. I never draw a brain without eyeballs for two reasons. They’re technically part of the brain and I think they’re cool.
The hornets’ nest represents the rational multitasking side and the hamster represents my single minded creative side.
I really wanted to draw a real looking human heart but decided it’d be too hard to get right. A clockwork one was the second option so I butchered an old printer to get some cogs to draw around.
I have incorporated human style heart valves into this design.
Its from a drawing I did in an old notebook round the 2002 mark. I spent as much time erasing as I did laying stuff down to keep the white clean. You have to mind your tonal range when you’re working with pencil. I think that’s it more or less.
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