Questioning the un-answerable. The Mihaela Enea Challenge.

From “Memory Lanes”, – part of an ‘Image of Learning’ Art therapy study to picture the unvoiced feelings of those with dementia.

As a Designer and Illustrator, I am constantly asked to visualize both real life and fantasy subjects, but a couple of years ago, I was challenged to “depict the invisible real mind hidden to the mind itself”.

Though I’ve written a few thoughts on Mihaela’s challenge, my canvas remains rather blank with a few doodles around its edges. So if you have any thoughts on this, let me know.

My APPROACH

As I’ve read that some mystics believe there’s a better life hidden within the one we see, I started to make a list of some difficult-to-see or just hard-to-see concepts:

Eternity
Absolute Nothing
Unbelievable Proof
One’s Own Autopilot
Another’s Emotional Heart
The Origins to All
Personal Genetic Window
Inner Space
Through Death’s Door
Evolution’s Blueprint
Thought Interference Patterns
Unknown’s Own Troubles

From that list, you may think I’ve been reading too much Kant but no, I’ve been writing poems with sketches that explore my understanding of Dementia:

Memory Lanes (@_Grant  Pub. LPB. Dec.2019)

“The lines
All needed,
Fixed at birth,
Remember links
For all they’re worth,
But as each births,
Everyday,
Some forgotten, fade away.”


My’n’D  (@_Grant  Pub. LPB. Jan.2019)

The can rims of the unseen beans
The countless tubes with miles of seams,
The ponds it takes to fill void’s whole
With foods to fuel the heart and soul.

The centre’s, left,
The middle’s, chewed.
The covering, lost,
Its bubble, brewed.


And now .. the now. And next. the …  (@_Grant  Pub. LPB. Jan.2019)

Streams of holding
Chords of harmony
Grapple passing flights ‘n’ fly-byes.

(unfinished)

 

My artist’s impression of Covid19

As I’m not drawing at any live events during the UK’s Covid 19 lockdown I’ve been sketching a few ideas in my studio as to the possible ‘look’  of the virus. Here’s a detail from my first impression, titled, ‘Before the Wise’ [full drawing follows beneath it]

 

But, by the time I upload this, we all know it will have changed so I can never work out if this was an accurate depiction.

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covid 19 , Artist’s impression by Grant


and maybe covid 20 might look like this …
covid 20 3D impression [slip trace on unfired clay] by Grant
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