Conscious by Patrick Samuel
Oil pastels on off-white paper
22x31cm approx
Original available
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Have you ever wondered about consciousness? I do, sometimes. I try to imagine how it first came into existence; to picture the first being that became self-aware through a network of nerve cells all working together to create a seamless kaleidoscope of sensations, thoughts, memories and emotions that fill every moment…

I wonder what that was like; that very first moment and being able to use your mind to connect to everything else in existence. I wonder if it’s in our destiny to ever reach such a state where we’re in balance and harmony with everything else around us…