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Windmill by TB8S Windmill by TB8S
Part 3 in the "Chessboards" Sub-Series.

11" x 14" ink on bristol.

The poem inside the picture reads:

you must be much much more
like the windmill
turn and power
streets roofs and trees
patterns roam round your lucid head
destroy and yet
I am wedged
no, no!
I cannot climb up or down
strange music plays as I enter
the pages squared off
in the city

About this sub-series:
"Chessboards" is an exploration in geometric space and humanity. The title of this one comes from a classic mathematics story of a man who is offered any reward he wishes by a king for naming an invention. He chooses to fill a chessboard with wheat/rice on each individual square, multiplying the number of grains by 2 each time. Therefore square one would have 1, 2 has 2, 3 has 4, 4 has 8 and so on. By the last square the number is up to 18,446,744,073,709,551,615. Ray Kurzweil later developed a technology strategy based off the exponential growth of the second half of the chessboard in which the numbers increase at an insane amount. While listening to NPR one afternoon a discussion was brought up that talked about this strategy and its relation to technology. Essentially as a species, we are in the second or back half of the chessboard when it comes to technological development. He theorized that at the current exponential rate of technology we will destroy ourselves in the next 100 years. I'm researching more of this as this series progresses, but I'm attempting to express information overload and the technological boom our world is experiencing. A barrage of media and unfiltered garbage that is subliminally fed into our subconscious, altering our DNA. Creating the next evolutionary member of our species.
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fairy-puke Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey nice work. Congrats on getting your stuff on display:")
MightyMilly Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
This is my favourite, so detailed, and sooo intricate :heart:
TurquoisePastel Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
really abstract :) it looks good!
LaylaAmaris7 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Nymonyrya Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your awesome art have been featured! :) [link]
Rambling-anthology Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Writer
That is really cool!
TB8S Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw man thanks! You're really cool for spreading the love!
Rambling-anthology Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Writer
Only because you're made of awesome!
Stapic Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very complex and beautiful :)
TB8S Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! I find beauty in itself to be very complex.
SketchChemist Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That detail!!! Crazy good eye.
TB8S Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha! The ironic thing is that I have absolutely horrendous vision. -11.5 in my left eye and -9.5 in the right. You can thank my adderall for helping. It's the only way I can focus enough to get down to such tiny detail.
MackieLars Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
WAAA~! Dat abstact. whoa. this is really cool. :iconaaaahplz:
Darkerhaze Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Marry me ^_^
this is insanely awesome
TB8S Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You'll have to come up to TN for that to happen lol. Thanks for the love!
Darkerhaze Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student General Artist
hahah welcome(:
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