Macrocosm and Microcosm

Macrocosm and Microcosm by Karen Gadient, 2014

This was one of the most enjoyable pieces of art I’ve worked on in quite a while. Like a few of my other mirrored designs, it began out as one section, then was duplicated and turned. However, this time, I spent many hours painting after that, adding more lines and highlights, layering colors—

I got lost in it for a while.

It’s kind of a world in itself now, with a bunch of stories and little creatures hidden inside. Which is really what artists and writers and other creatives do: discover and map worlds. Nice to be back in that zone again.

In looking out upon the world, we forget that the world is looking at itself.
— Alan Watts

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Filed under Art, Color, Creativity, Digital Artwork, Imagination, Painting, Quotes, The Unknown

23 responses to “Macrocosm and Microcosm

  1. I can see where you would get lost in this…it is intricate and beautiful.

  2. Very cool.Reminds me of a Tibetan thangka a little. I’m expecting a protective deity to appear any moment…

  3. I love this! Beautiful work. 🙂

  4. This is a beautiful piece of art Karen and I can see so many things within it, you could sit for ages and still find new things, I love pieces like that 🙂

  5. It’s beyond beautiful!

  6. So it isn’t really a mirror image anymore–brilliant. Much like most of what seems to be a duplicate but has subtle differences. Nicely done, Karen.

  7. This is fantastic… I got pulled in for awhile!

  8. stunning piece! we love all the colors!
    xoxo Vera & Rony

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