Intelligent Design

South Africa

Size: 29.9 H x 15 W x 1.6 in

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Art Description

Painting: Acrylic, Spray Paint and Oil on Canvas.

This piece was part of my solo exhibition called '42' at the Magpie Art Collective 6th October - 9th November 2018.

The overall effect was that of terraforming the planet. I was going to give this painting an aquatic name — due to the jellyfish-like creatures and the watery feel — but decided it was more of an earth/water/amoeba/DNA strand mix — an origins of the planet-type-deal. There was a space at the top of the painting that needed something and after meditating on the painting for hours, I eventually saw a brain. So, that’s how the blue brain was born. It reminded me of ‘the mind of God’ or what scientists now call ‘intelligent design’ which I thought would be an ideal name for the piece.
I like to read up on alternative history and theories about our planets evolution (and, indeed, our own evolution and origins) which is also a major influence in this piece — especially drawing from the work of British author and journalist, Graham Hancock, and Belgian author, lecturer and researcher, Robert Bauval.
I hope this piece transports the viewer to a time — in our distant past — when life and civilization was being created.

Keywords: Pyramids, Seascape, Blue, Brain, Camels, Orion, Abstract, Gold, Jellyfish, Lapis Lazuli

Subjects: Abstract

Styles: Abstract Expressionism, Surrealism

Mediums: Acrylic, Spray Paint, Oil

Materials: Canvas

Prints: Abstract Art Prints, Abstract Expressionism Art Prints, Surrealism Art Prints, Acrylic Art Prints, Spray Paint Art Prints, Oil Art Prints, Canvas Art Prints