Awaken Consciousness

Acrylic 8.5 x 12 in.

Painting this piece turned into a bit of a meditation on the concept of what I was trying to convey.  After completing it, I wrote this down:

The universe expands and develops a myriad of ways to know itself and become aware. Consciousness is a by-product of life, becoming aware of the environment in which an organism arises out of. Extremities and appendages form to make sense of the onslaught of stimuli. With the formation of an eye, the visual universe enters the field of consciousness for a life form, forever changing the paradigm and way in which it comprehends the world around it. The eye represents a shift from the more rudimentary ways of receiving data and becomes a symbol for this growing consciousness in all of its unique manifestations. 

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