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My name is Andrew Schlageter, and I am a young artist.
I feel that these kinds of work are important to the growth and development of the creative world. When we make an abstract piece of any kind which says something, a community with a careful eye, good reasoning skills, and an open mind will appreciate it.
However, when we take an abstraction and draw it in a vivid scenario, we can take the concept that this symbol represents and link it to an other vividly drawn abstraction.
Conceptual pieces like this have an advantage. I always drew my creatures and characters keeping in mind that I could make them more realistic, no matter how surreal or imaginative they were. The down side to any composition is that no one piece is 100% unique, but part of the advantage is that pieces of what we compose exist in nature, and so we can exercise drawing them by copying natural subjects emulating bits and pieces.
I always drew my scenes with that in mind, and because of it, subjects were drawn over and over in different scenarios. Environments were slightly changed, creatures and characters began to relate physically and conceptually. Before I knew it, these works which represented pieces of my life began to shape together into not just a concentration, but a world in which I could imagine setting foot in down to the deepest detail I could mark on paper.
As that world grew, I began to make a "record" of it, as i recently completed the first draft of a novel (The Agris Terra), 650 pages and change, which was allegoric of a certain period of my life. My artwork still multiplies in this concentration, and has paved the way for at least 4 sequels, 2 of which are already planned out.