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Surreal, Visionary, and Otherwise Weird Art by Joe A. MacGown

Subconscious Meanderings Select Surreal, Visionary, and Semi-Strange Drawings and Mixed Media Paintings

by Joe A. MacGown

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Biography of a Weird Art Guy Who is Joe MacGown? Well, here is a brief overview. I was born in Maine on June 21, 1964 and lived there until the age of ten, at which point my family moved to Mississippi. As a youth in Maine, I spent many a day collecting insects, exploring the woods, and drawing everything I could see, including many things that no one ever sees. When we moved to Mississippi my interest in art and nature continued. After graduating from Starkville High School, I attended the Memphis College of Art for a while, but decided it wasn’t for me. I worked the night shift at a local grocery and did some freelance artwork on the side for the next few years. Since March of 1988, I have worked at the Mississippi State Entomological Museum as a Research technician/scientific illustrator with a heavy emphasis on the study of ants the last few years. I was married for a pretty good while, but apparently that did not work out. However, we did manage to produce a wonderful son, Joseph (also an artist), who was born in 1996. My interest and emphasis in semi-strange pen and ink drawings and colored mixed media paintings has not dissipated since I began doing art as a young child. I have always had the ability to see strange creatures and shapes in other things, much like finding shapes in clouds or bark. I see things everywhere, and can even visualize three-dimensional animated scenes in space. This ability came in handy in high school study hall! Although I enjoy painting and other types of media, I truly prefer pen and ink because of the fine detail, the close relationship of the mind to the drawing surface, the contrast that can be achieved, and the feeling of caressing the drawing surface with the pen. Even when I paint, I often add fine details with a pen. I can’t seem to help myself. My themes tend to be many-fold, as I do many types of artwork, but my true love revolves around the interrelationship of the environment and all forms of the animate and inanimate. As a scientist, I have had the opportunity to study nature up close under the microscope. An average scoop of soil is teaming with all sorts of life forms in a constant struggle of life and death. Plants, animals, bacteria, fungi, viruses! All eating, infecting, and parasitizing one another in a complicated circle of chaotic craziness! These organisms are often fascinating, and so much weirder than anything I could ever come up with on my own! And, obviously, the microscopic world that I view regularly is great fodder for my art. I also seem to have a great fondness for strange undersea creatures! They absolutely fascinate me, and if I can put a fish or jellyfish-like organism in a picture, I will do my best. Man, the undersea world is just so trippy! Of course, every little thing we do affects something else, whether it is negative or positive. The myriad life forms on our planet are greatly affected by human disturbance, pollution, and habitat manipulation. In fact, many life forms have been extirpated as a result of mankind’s complete and utter dominant foothold on this planet. Life is a complex web that, despite our amazing advances in science, is still mostly indecipherable to us. We still don’t seem to understand that everything has its place. I try to illustrate this idea in my drawings in a somewhat surrealistic manner. Science fiction and fantasy has always been alluring to me, and I have read thousands of books, and watched quite a few movies as well. Couple that with my imagination, and well, I see weird stuff everywhere. I imagine alternate universes existing side by side with our own, just out of reach, almost visible. What if we could see this world? Imagine the things that could be sharing space with us at any given time! The fact is, we are surrounded with and even filled with millions and billions of tiny microorganisms such as viruses and bacteria. Imagine a world where these creatures were as big as us! Or what if time did not exist per se? Two things cannot exist in the same space at the same time, or can they? Lots of weird stuff to thing about!

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Other inspiration for my art comes from observing people. People are really weird and come in many shapes, colors, and sizes. They all have their own unique opinions, beliefs, and peculiarities. In this region, there is a bizarre dichotomy of religious attitudes that collide with the intellect. On the one hand, the mind tells us that belief in magical superhuman gods is simply primitive and fanciful, but on the other hand, some part of that same mind needs to believe there is more to our meaningless lives and therefore, there must be more. This makes for some strange dynamics. How do we deal with believing in angels, gods, and demons, when we now know that the skies are not filled with gods and angels, and the ground below us is not full of demons? And yet, these beliefs persist. The strangest part is that hardly anyone really follows the actual rules of religion, at least not here. It is common to see the most outwardly religious types living in excess with large expensive houses, multiple vehicles, etc. and not really behaving in a manner befitting someone who truly believes in an eternal magic type god. This can be hard for some people to cope with in our modern age. Some of these types find my art to be dark, and even demonic. Apparently, if you draw something strange, include a skull, insects, or depict a weird mutated landscape, then you are drawing something demonic. For me, this is simply ludicrous, as I just like to draw weird stuff. I greatly enjoy playing with positive and negative spaces, the juxtaposition of seemingly unnatural elements, and filling an area with as much content as possible. The reason for filling the space is in part due to my childhood. When I was a child, my family had little money, so I strove to get as much out of a piece of paper as possible. Also, I am somewhat hyper, and my chaotic assemblage of creatures reflects my chaotic mind that is always flowing in a million different directions. However, in reality, this is how I view the world, as a super complex machine with even the spaces between things being occupied by something, even if that something is so small that it basically appears invisible to the naked eye. My process is simple, just draw or paint and see what happens. I don’t plan out my art and don’t even do preliminary sketches. I just play. I may throw some paint on a board and see what happens. Or just start drawing, letting ideas flow out of my head. I call this “Subconscious Meandering,” and this is the basis for all of my art. I don’t have to be in the mood or anything, but can draw or paint anytime of day or night. I even wake up in the middle of the night to work on some pieces. I can’t imagine having a creative block, as there is so many things to inspire me! This book basically takes the viewer through a journey of about 25 years of my art going from mostly pen drawings to colored mixed media pieces. Hopefully, some of these images will be interesting to you. For more about my art, visit my web site at joemacgown.com or email me at art@joemacgown.com.

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“Infinity,� 1993, Pen and Ink drawing on bristol paper (15 X 17 inches) This has been one of my most popular pieces and has been included in numerous publications and exhibitions. 4


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“Six Legged Turtle,” 1993, Pen and Ink drawing on bristol paper (14 X 17 inches) This is a companion piece of “Infinity” 5


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“Echinodermatter,” 2009, Rapidograph pen on cold press illustration board (20 X 20 inches) Because of the wheel-like look and the time it took to do, I thought about calling this “Spokes of Time.” But, in this case, I was originally thinking about starfish, and sea urchins (in the Phylum Echinodermata) and since there was a lot of other things going on, I changed that word a bit to reflect that idea.

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“In the Beginning,” Pen and ink drawing on scratchboard (18 X 24 in)

“Reproduction,” 1999, Pen and ink drawing on scratchboard (18 X 24 in) 7


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“Tree,” 1995, Pen and ink drawing on illustration board (18 X 24 in) 8


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“Separation,” 2000, Pen and ink drawing on illustration board (18 X 24 in) 9


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“Creatures,” 1993, Pen and ink drawing on illustration board (14 X 20 in) 10


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“Rush Hour,” 2007, Pen and ink drawing on illustration board (14 X 18 in)

“Self Searching 1” 2008, Pen on Bristol paper (9 X 12 in) 11


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“Self Searching 2,” 2008, Pen on Bristol paper (9 X 12 in)

“Self Searching 3,” 2008, Pen on Bristol paper (9 X 12 in)

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“Self Searching 4,” 2008, Pen on Bristol paper (9 X 12 in)

“Self Searching 5,” 2008, Pen on Bristol paper (9 X 12 in)

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“Self Searching 6,” 2008, Pen on Bristol paper (9 X 12 in)

“Self Searching 7,” 2008, Pen on Bristol paper (9 X 12 in)

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“Self Searching 8,” 2008, Pen on Bristol paper (9 X 12 in)

“Self Searching 9,” 2008, Pen on Bristol paper (9 X 12 in)

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“Self Searching� 2008, Ink on bristol (30 X 39 inches). This was a collaboration with myself. Why? Because it is easier for me to draw little things at night on a board while watching a movie or whatever. I thought I would do a series of small pictures that would ultimately fit together as one larger piece. This is very similar to some collaborations that I have done with other artists, except that I did it with myself. I decided that I liked individual panels better with some white space separating the individual panes or panels, rather than all mashed together. This better represents the idea that they were done separately (except at the edges), but still shows their strange relationship to one another.

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“Out of the Fold,” 2009, Pen on illustration board (19 X 24 in)

“The Agony of Individualism,” 2007, Ink wash, pen, and graphite on cold press illustration board (20 X 30 in) 17


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“Vision While Lying in Hammock” 1997, Pen on illustration board (18 X 24 in)

“Amalgamation” 1995, Pen on illustration board (16 X 20 in) 18


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“Ugly Fish” 2007, Pen on illustration board (16 X 20 in)

“Birddog” 1993, Pen on illustration board (11 X 16 in) 19


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“Big-Head,” 1991, Pen on Bristol paper (11 X 14 in)

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“Hungry,” 1991, Pen on Bristol paper (11 X 14 in)

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“Bird of Prey,” 1992, Pen on Bristol paper (11 X 14 in) 22


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“Likusian Turtle,” 1999, Pen on Bristol paper (13 X 16 in)

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“Crazy Beetle,” 1999, Pen on scratchboard (12 X 20 in)

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“Carnival,” 2007, Pen on illustration board (12 X 20 in)

“Tranquility,” 2007, Pen on illustration board (8 X 2120 in) 25


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“The Guardian,” 2007, Ink and graphite on illustration board (14 X 18 in)

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“Ambition,” 2007, Ink, pen, and graphite on illustration board (20 X 30 in)

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“Floating Myth”

“Dance of the Reindeer King”

2013, Ink and pen on illustration board (6 X 13 in)

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“Swimming” 2004, pen on Bristol paper (11 X 14 in) 29


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“Punk Rock Harbinger of Death,” 1991, Pen on Bristol paper (14 X 11 in)

“Reindeer,” 1997, Pen on illustration board (8 X 10 in) 30


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“Graveyard,” 1989, Pen on Bristol paper (11 X 15 in)

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“Mother Nature” 1989, Pen on Bristol paper (24 X 28 in) 32


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“Mother Nature II” 1998, Pen on Bristol paper (13 X 18 in) 33


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“Cooperation,” 2007, Pen on illustration board (30 X 40 in)

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“Dark Clouds,” 2007, Pen on illustration board (14 X 20 in)

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“Dimension X,” 2007, Pen on scratchboard (10 X 14 in)

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“Dark Crystal,” 1991, Pen on Bristol paper (11 X 14 in)

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“Dragon Mother,” 1992, Pen on illustration board (14 X 20 in) 38


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“Sneaky Dragon,” 1995, Pen on illustration board (14 X 20 in)

“Cave Dragon,” 1995, Pen on illustration board (14 X 20 in) 39


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“And God Was a Fly,” 2007, Pen on Bristol paper (11 X 14 in)

“Mess,” 2000, Pen on illustration board (12 X 14 in) 40


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“Tortured Woman Tree,” 1998, Pen on Bristol paper (12 X 16 in)

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“Lament of the Deep” 2008, mixed media (8 X 10 in)

“Life in the Lower Levels” 2008, mixed media (8 X 10 in) 42


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“Farscape” 2008, mixed media (8 X 10 in)

“Gideon’s Trumpet” 2008, mixed media (8 X 10 in) 43


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“Cacophony of Color� 2007, Mixed media-colored inks, micron pens, and colored pencil (9 X 12 in) 44


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“Memories from a Childhood Dream” 2008, Acrylic paint on masonite (24 X 32 in)

“Fish” 2006, Acrylic paint and spray paint on masonite (24 X 48 in) 45


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“Organic Cosmic Lock� 2010, Watercolor and pen (24 X 24 in) This piece was the Best of Show winner in the 2010 Cotton District Arts Juried Arts Competition in Starkville, MS (17 April 2010) 46


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“Nine Spheres to Enlightenment� 2011, Mixed media (colored pencil, watercolor, and ink) on bristol paper (9.75 X 9.75 in) This picture was done for the front of a 2011 Compilation CD of Psychedelic Music compiled by Silent Existence 47


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“Dreaming of Id” 2010, Acrylic Paint and pen on primed birch plywood (24 X 24 in)

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“Vent” 2010, Acrylic Paint and pen on primed birch plywood (24 X 24 in)

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“Auric Angel Gone Awry” 2008, Mixed media-ink on a digital abstract painting printed on drawing paper (8 X 11 in). This was a collaboration with an artist named Gromyko Semper from the Philippines (http://gromyko.deviantart.com/). He did an abstract digital painting, which I then printed. I then drew strange things using his preformed background. This sort of random, subconscious drawing is one of my favorite methods, although this was the first time I had used someone else’s art to begin with. Because we had never heard of any other artists doing this type of collaboration, we felt the need to coin a name for this style and process. The name we came up with was “Indiscriminate polygraphy.” 50


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“Lithophillic Hallucinations” 2008, Mixed media-ink on a digital abstract painting printed on drawing paper (8 X 11 in). Another collaboration with Gromyko Semper in which I again drew on his semi abstract painting.

“Gordenobyte,” 2013, Ink wash, acrylic paint, and Rapidigraph pen on birch plywood (11.5 X 24 in) 51


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“Just West of Eden� 2009, Ink wash and pen on paper (11 X 16 inches). This was a collaboration between myself and Marcel Bakker (http://mbkkr.deviantart.com/). I painted an abstract painting, then emailed Marcel the image. He printed the image on drawing paper then inked random parts of it. He then emailed it to me, and I finished inking the image 52


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“The Myth of Adolescence” 2007, Ink wash, pen, and colored pencil on cold press illustration board (15 X 20 in) 53


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“Blue Fish,” 2014, colored ink and pen on clay coated masonite (9 X 12 in)

“Reef of Dreams,” 2013, watercolor, colored ink and pen on clay coated masonite (9 X 12 in) 54


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“Mayan Awakening” 2012, Colored Ink and rapidograph pen on primed birch plywood (14 X 24 in) This was one of those pieces that started out much bigger, but I did not like the overall feel of it, so I cut the larger piece into several smaller pieces. I often end up cropping works, keeping the parts that I like.

“Going Green” 2012, Colored Ink and rapidograph pen on primed birch plywood (9 X 24 in) 55


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“Colored Fish,” 2014, watercolor and colored pencil on watercolor board (8 X 10 in)

“Deep Sea Fish,” 2010, ink on illustration board (9 X 15 in) 56


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“Mother” 1990, tempera paint and pen on paper (5 X 9 in) 57


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“Inquisitive Fish� 2012, Acrylic Paint and Pen on Birch Plywood (16 X 16 inches) I started this picture with random applications of fairly thick acrylic paint. After a few layers, I saw the face of a fish emerge, so I enhanced that so others could see what I saw. That fish wanted some company, so I added a few more. After all, fish tend to hang out together, at least some species do! I was somewhat surprised that I could draw in details with my fine tipped Rapidograph pen on top of the fairly thick paint. 58


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“Cancer� 2013, Watercolor and Pen on Illustration Board (15 X 15 inches). This drawing started much larger, about 24 X 30 inches. I did not like some areas, so I cropped its growth considerably. Much like our often unsuccessful attempts to cut out cancer from our bodies. Anyway, this is what I was left with. This piece was the Best of Show winner in the 2013 Cotton District Arts Juried Arts Competition in Starkville, MS (April 2013) 59


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“Mr. Manhattan Finds the Life� 2013, Colored ink, Sharpie marker, and Rapidograph pen (16 X 18 inches)

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“March Madness” 2013, spray paint, house paint, acrylic paint, and motor oil on birch plywood (24 X 24 in) This was lots of fun, throwing paint on the board, spraying spray paint on the wet house paint, then pouring motor oil on the board, and even some gasoline, which I set on fire as I swirled stuff around. After, I put the fire out and let stuff dry. I don’t know if the fire made any difference or not, but it was fun. I let the thing dry, then wiped the charred material off. Next, I used some acrylic paint to emphasize select features. This was the result. 61


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“Yellow Fish� 2014, Colored ink, and Rapidograph pen on primed birch plywood (12 X 12 inches) This was done in a similar manner to many of my recent pieces in that after applying a couple of coats of white primer, I then applied colored inks on the board. The inks were applied in a variety of random ways such as with the use of an atomizer, paint brush, and paper towel. I also used the paper towel to blot the wet ink in places to create texture. These inks do not soak very deeply into the primer, so this requires many applications. Later, I added some detail with a Koh-I-noor Rapidograph pen. At this point, I often add more colored ink in places where needed with a brush, and may go back and forth with the color and pen.

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“Ether Net” 2014, Colored ink, and Rapidograph pen on primed birch plywood (10 X 12 in)

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“Henry’s Fantastic Undersea World” 2013, Acrylic paint and oil pastel on Strathmore paper (20 X 30 in)

“Henry’s Fantastic Undersea World” 2013, Acrylic paint and Rapidograph pen on primed birch plywood (6 X 12 in) 64


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“Green Silence” 2011, Mixed media -colored pencil, watercolor, and ink on bristol paper (11.75 X 9.75 in)

“Door Number 2 2008, Mixed media -colored pencil, watercolor, and ink on bristol paper (8 X 10 in) 65


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“Ossiforestation” 2009, Watercolor and Ink on arches watercolor paper (21 X 29 inches). 2010, 17 April - Cotton District Arts Festival Juried Art Competition, Starkville, MS first place in drawing and painting division.

“Red Fish,” 2014, Spray paint, house paint, and Acrylic paint on primed masonite (24 X 48 in) 66


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“Zabulation,” 2009, Watercolor and rapidograph pen on illustration board (21 X 29 inches). This painting won first place in drawing/painting division at the Cotton District Arts Festival Juried Art Competition, in Starkville, MS on 2009, 18 April 2009.

“The Chorus Drones On,” 2008, acrylic paint on masonite (24 X 48 in) 67


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“Tree, late in the Day,” 2010, acrylic paint on board (14 X 20 in)

“Fungal Jungal,” 2008, mixed media (8 X 10 in)

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“Horse” 1996, Spray paint and pen on illustration board (6 X 10 in)

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“Orange Madness� 2012, Watercolor, colored pencil, and Rapidograph pen on illustration board (6 X 12 in). 70


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“Manic Depression� 2010, Colored ink and rapidograph pen on primed birch plywood (48 X 48 in). This piece took well over 300 hours to complete. Layers and layers of ink washes followed by layers of fine pen work. I worked on this over the course of a couple of years, so depending on my mood at the time, different parts of the piece may reflect the various moods and feelings that I felt during this process. 71


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“Detail from Manic Depression” This is a detail from the left central area of “Manic Depression.” This close up shows the effectiveness of the ink on the wood, which was primed with white acrylic house primer, but not sanded. Some of those brush strokes still show through and gives the piece some texture. I particularly liked how this part turned out with the two-mouthed face, one mouth happy and the other mouth showing anguish. This head is more brightly colored than most of the rest of the piece, and the brain is exposed. What do these things mean? I don’t consciously think about my art when doing it. Does the extreme range of color that I used here relate to the complexity of life? Does the exposed brain have something to do with exposing one’s emotions? Obviously, the different expressions of the mouth have something to do with the strange dichotomy that is life. To me, this head represents the emotional part of humanity, happy about life, yet torn over the bad things that happen in life. 72


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“Detail from Manic Depression” Another detail from “Manic Depression,” this one is from the central area. If the face on the previous page represents emotion, then perhaps this bespectacled face represents the intellectual persona that is hopefully present in the psyche of all well balanced people. The scientist in us all, so to speak. Maybe this is “future me.” Without science and knowledge, where would we be? This particular face seems benevolent to me, and I consider this the face of all that is good with science and the desire to make things better for everyone. 73


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“Detail from Manic Depression” Another detail from “Manic Depression,” this one is from the lower right corner. What’s happening here? Some weird mutated head composed of other faces and forms. Lots of interconnected faces, strange shapes floating about. Everything is tied together. Without one thing you cannot have the other.

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“Detail from Manic Depression” Another detail from “Manic Depression,” this one is from the right side. This two-faced, swollen headed fellow could be some sort of evil scientist who’s diabolical experiments, whether planned or not, have wreaked havoc in the natural world, causing mutations and all sorts of other problems. Is it his fault? Or is he just plagued by mysterious alien viruses controlling his actions? 75


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“Convergence” 2014, watercolor, Rapidograph pen, and colored pencil on illustration board, (24 X 24 in). I really liked the way this piece turned out. The overlapping figures illustrate the idea of different organisms occupying the same space at the same time, a convergence of sorts. What if time and space suddenly converged? Additionally, what if all of the basically invisible microorganisms that live in the air, soil, and water were big enough to clearly see? We share our world with a multitude of life, but we don’t really even know it. 76


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“Going to the Circus� 2014, watercolor, Rapidograph pen, and colored pencil on illustration board, (12 X 14 in). I did this piece in January and February of 2014 using watercolor, colored pencil, and pen on cold press illustration board. It is not excessively large, about 12 X 14 inches, which made it quite manageable. I started out with numerous diluted washes of watercolor, letting each application dry before the next. During each, I let the paint move around and blotted select areas with crumpled paper towel. I did this to create some random patterns, which I later used as a basis for the overall image. Later, I used a fine tipped Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph pen to start laying in some detail. This process is quite time consuming, as it takes many strokes of the pen to create depth and shadowing, especially on top of the watercolor. This particular piece is more whimsical than some of my others, and I was happy with this strange creatures that seemed to almost come to life on their own.

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Edited and written by Joe A. MacGown, joemacgown.com All images copyrighted by Joe A. MacGown Printed by Chalet Arts, Starkville, MS

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Subconscious Meandering by Joe A. MacGown  

A collection of weird drawings and painting by Joe A. MacGown, a Starkville, Mississippi based artist.

Subconscious Meandering by Joe A. MacGown  

A collection of weird drawings and painting by Joe A. MacGown, a Starkville, Mississippi based artist.

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