Montreal, Quebec, Canada, based – visual artist and designer

The Geminis – 2013 – about

The Geminis

Can be purchased online right now, on ETSY using this Link

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The inspiration for this work:

I often think about the distant future; the way we will live, the way we will look, what will be important to us, what will we have decided to keep doing from previous eras, so on and so forth.

I do spend too much time thinking about this, arguably, but I cannot help but to feel that we will change so much in every aspects of what we call human living in the (not so distant) future: take all of what we have done in ways of interfering with nature and ourselves in late decades, let alone what Nature’s way of responding to our carelessness will be ultimately, but as well what our own genetic and science are going to come up with in response, so that we can have a chance at surviving a little longer…

And that is a mere few of the problematic issues of the future that even our best minds of today have a struggle at truly coming to grips with and start working towards solutions, let alone get the masses to move (always necessary in any change); which issues along with everything else will not falter, however, in provoking its major changes: whether or not we stop the way we live and exploit our planet and ourselves.

Whether the future ends up bright with answers or grim with limitations, humanity has proven that it is in it for the long run, at this point of our evolution I believe, and we can even start thinking about launching ourselves into space for the rest of our future, if worse comes to shove, and, I believe that it is so probable as to provoke our officials into looking truly seriously at the possibility and technologies required for such feat and colonization of other rocks out there. So really, humanity I feel is at a point in its evolution and development that we have at least some shot at the future, whatever utopia or darkness lies beyond.

Though, I like to think beyond that, to those “humans” if they will even still look so human as to call them that (the same way we look today nothing like Cavemen of our past) and what will they still do in their day-to-day life that they feel is tradition or that they feel keeps them connected to the past? We still do so many things on earth today, not only the same as they have been done in the past, but often we keep on doing them because of the past… So despite their advanced ways and better evolved minds and bodies: what will they keep doing from their past, which we call present era today?

Of course I don’t really need any answers to that “answer-less” question; I find it is often just as wonderful to think and question yourself about something, despite having any real way of answering it, as it is just as rewarding, whatever you do with it… I have spent a lot of time in my life thinking about questions and things I cannot truly comprehend or get a definite answer to and not getting to a conclusion on the subject has never been a problem for all the discoveries I made along the way, exercises I provided my brain with and clearer understanding on so many other things that either came during my questioning/thinking, or even much after but still resulting from it. I have found it is so more often about the questions and act of questioning than the implied answers themselves, whom sometimes even turn out to be uninteresting to us in the end!

Special details:

So much drawing went into this artwork that the very paper it is on would still show a lot of its look even if all the paint was to be removed! lol  Again, I had much fun creating textures and a special feel to the work itself, and looking at it close up, you can even see the countless individual traits that went into making just the background for instance. Paper is a support I just adore and using high quality illustration and watercolor papers you get to work paper in ways cheap papers would never support. It’s a great investment to never skimp on the paper: you can skimp on the paint and get great results, but quality paper will make a huge difference that is not possible to substitute as easily.

The subjects being very pale but kept for the end of the works, made the piece a real challenge the whole time as I needed to keep the surface white without the use of any covering medium, which I found either yellowed or tended to bond to paper; but in the end, the fact that I used a lot of the pencil watercolors in the background rendered the whites of the subjects immaculate seeing as they are very, very easy to erase and water away in worse case scenarios. Truly, as an artist working with water based mediums: I have to praise again the great array of possibilities simple pencil watercolors bring to my work and how they have often helped me solved some technical issues very easily.

The mediums used:

This is a mixed-media artwork.  Watercolors in tubes, in tablets and pencil form, as well as Inks and Acrylic paint were used in the making of this artwork.

Supports and other specifications:

Illustration, fine grain, cold-pressed, acid-free, 100% cotton paper. Finished with special water based, paper artworks, preserving finish and water based aerosol varnish for paper based projects. 19 x 24 inches

Can be purchased online right now, on ETSY using this Link

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