Dualistic Thoughts

Pen and ink on handmade heavyweight paper.

120cm x 120cm.

Not for sale.

After art college in my teens, I was a modelmaker and then a CGI artist and for twenty years worked on other peoples creative ideas. This piece was my first foray back into my own creativity. It was born from dark times as I suffered a breakdown in my early thirties, and this represented my mind and my thoughts at that time. What can look like a neat and contained object from the outside, can sometimes be a seething mess within. Life has less squiggles in it nowadays!

A sister piece, retouched from the original, called Dualistic Thought Bilbla. A bilbla is a Tibetan word for a tangle or mess.