I'm so happy i ran into these Michael and the Bear pictures of yours - they are all lovely and the concept is intriguing and thought-provoking.
In my opinion the series is trying to tell that beauty of life exists in places that we human beings have usually no idea of, for example in the dreams of a robot and in the friendship and social connection between two imaginary minds like those of Michael and the Bear.
This reminds me of children's books. For some odd reason--though maybe I'm not the only one with this feeling--children's books have always given me a mixture of emotions, the two most prominent being endearment and sadness; sadness, I suppose, for a time in your life that you can never repeat. This has that same expression. There's just something about that time in your life where you feel like it's only you and a few others in the world. There are problems and thoughts, for sure, but there's also just something about living in a singular moment.
bro. i just love your presentations.
the subtle beauty. not to mention the subtle depth of meaning
they always convey.
and i've always like this particular subject matter you address,...
humanity wrestling with the machine side of themselves.
i do it all the time myself. my latest piece even examines that
from a different perspective.
i also like the bit of surrealism you've injected here, (geesh. i've
been endulging myself in that as well of late! surfing the same
artistic waves of late perhaps.)...
how the sun is projected by his thoughts,...and so strong the feeling
it cast shadows behind them. that's a great visual idea. worth stealing. heh.
excellant job man.