Monday, August 28, 2006

Ratiocinative Sapience

Ratiocinative Sapience

Size: 6" x 6"
Medium: Prismacolor Colored Pencils
Surface: Acid-Free Archival Strathmore Paper
Style: Abstract / Photo-Realism
Artist: Thaneeya McArdle

This elaborately detailed drawing is part of my new 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 small green frog in front of a set of abstract orbs. The main background contains a black hole equation, and the round white orbs house dictionary excerpts. Although this piece utilizes text as a stylistic device, the original context of the words and equations is rather obscured. This piece has a light-hearted sense of floating whimsicality. This artwork is entirely hand-drawn using Prismacolor colored pencils. The paper has a 1" border around all four edges to allow for easy matting and framing.

This drawingis available for purchase here.


Another Shade of Grey said...

Very nice.

ming said...

looking forward to seeing the rest of the series:)