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Glass Balloon by Simanion
Glass Balloon
Mixed media: acrylic and watercolour on presumably ceramic plate. Digitally expanded upon and cropped.

This was the primary artwork I developed for electronic duo Twin Caverns' debut EP "Glass Balloon" (soundcloud.com/twin-caverns), and is featured on the cover.

It began very spontaneously. I knew I wanted to make a detailed but free flowing abstract expressionist painting, but also knew I had to photograph the paint while still wet to get that sense of slinky motion. I stayed back at work one night and got the bright idea to start painting on one of the plates from the communal kitchenette. I made a huge mess – I had paint on my face and all over my hands, but luckily I was the only one around. If anyone had walked in, they probably would've concluded that I secretly stayed back every night and ate plates full of paint. My non-toxic shame. Mmmm blue.

Anyway, this was a real labour of love. I took it into photoshop and spent forever zooming right in and accentuating the mountains and valleys, river, lakes and mists that had magically appeared. The whole thing took on a bit of a cosmic vibe by the end, which fits Twin Caverns' self-described "astral soul" genre nicely.

Something a bit different, but I hope you like it :)

~Simon
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Where Easter Eggs Come From by Simanion
Where Easter Eggs Come From
Easter is a strange mishmash of somewhat incongruous symbols, but here they are, all together. And it's beautiful. This is where Easter eggs come from. 

They still taste good to me!

Happy chocolate times
~Simon x
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Birdboon Supial by Simanion
Birdboon Supial
Ink on Paper.

I just grabbed the smallest pen I had and started making marks. Eventually, some kind of critter began to emerge and I followed it to its logical conclusion: the Birdboon Supial. A bird-baboon-marsupial. I feel like it'd be comfortable in New Zealand.

I did this really late at night and relatively quickly for me (a few hours), which subsequently gave me RSI. But hey, it has fez feet!

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The Uni Corn by Simanion
The Uni Corn
What a pun. This was done for work (I design at a University) and a black and white versions were printed onto a whole bunch of calico bags (see here: www.facebook.com/simanion/phot…) for new students this year (along with another featuring the University in space - the Uni Verse). I still find this so amusing. Simple things. I want to ride it.

Enjoy :lol:

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Christmas Totoro by Simanion
Christmas Totoro
Watercolour on A4 watercolour paper.

Hey peeps.

So here's something new! Merry Christmas from Totoro! In Christmas tree form.

This was done really quickly as a Secret Santa gift for someone (who loves the film), and by quickly I mean 6 hours...but for me, starting and finishing something on the same day is a Christmas miracle in itself.

Going around Japan I saw SO much Totoro. He is well loved. It was really surprising because over here I guess the most popular Ghibli stuff is Spirited Away then maybe Princess Mononoke or Howl's Moving Castle. But Totoro is so iconic, almost like the Mickey Mouse of Studio Ghibli. So I kind of developed a new respect for him, haha. I was totally in the right mindset to paint my version when it came time to do this.

Thanks for checking it out :) and a slightly early Merry Christmas to all of you x

~Simon

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Simanion

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Australia
Many years ago, in a universe not unlike our own, a fragrant tribe of shaman poets concocted a complex soup of mirth and mystical mirrorball madness. As the clouds rolled and the rivers rose, the steaming soup continued to boil, with boiling duties being passed down the shaman line.

Finally when the moon shed its final tear and the stars whispered that it was time, the soup was fashioned into a mighty multi-coloured candle mountain - its wick burning bright in an eternal seaweed trance in the sky.

Then some random exotic erotic neurotic jester came and bit a chunk out of the bottom, made love to a swan and buried the egg deep in a purple and yellow meadow.

What awoke, hatched and grew out of the sugary earth was Simanion - both hunter and gatherer, both child and man, but probably more child, like a knowing child, a plant/animal/mineral hybrid that rides the twilight rainbow for sumfin to do and stuff.
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Ruminations and Fingers

Wed Nov 19, 2014, 9:51 AM
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Hello everyone. 

5am has just gone by and I've realised that if I visit DeviantArt and pause for a little moment, and sit in the eye of the clutter and strange noises and gratuitous nudity to actually digest what I'm doing, what I've done here, what here has done for me, recall the names and avatars that have come and gone, smile at the familiar faces and the new ones...I get very sentimental. In a way, it's like peering into a series of time capsules, documenting my life and artistic state. In a way it makes me sad. I genuinely yearn for the time when I could maintain real interactions here, and was so excited to upload something new almost every week. I was excited to be discovering that I wanted to be an artist for life. I didn't appreciate the luxury of all that time and uninterrupted opportunities to act on inspiration. 

As I've gotten older I think I've grown increasingly introverted. The internet and online connections truly overwhelm me. They almost scare me. I'm plugged in to so many social portals, all of which are directly or indirectly a means to promote myself and my work, and are a blurring of my identities as a person and as an artist. I make a distinction because if I didn't I think I'd be consumed. I don't really know by what, it's just some vague and unformed bit of knowledge contained within me that I could end up in an asylum.

Ideas for artwork I would once commit to reality now endlessly circle the inside of my head, and half the time that's almost enough for me. Having the idea, visualising the finished piece. It's a very weird place to be as an artist. Perhaps the lack of free time for my own work has forced me to be so selective with what I pursue that I've just arrived at a point where I filter everything.

I don't really have a point or an argument here, I'm just some guy with ruminations and fingers, and a rare urge to share something of myself in this moment. I'll probably wake up feeling completely different, haha.

 Part of me knows that in order to "make it" as an artist, I will one day have to quit my day job as a designer and throw myself into artmaking full time with no ropes and no returns. It's all just treading water til then. 

But on the bright side I've just returned from an awesome 4 week trip around Japan with my girlfriend. It was genuinely inspiring creatively, a bit of a wake up call to be less precious in the creation of my work and the following through of ideas. Style, originality, weirdness, wonder, skill, fantasy, flow and beauty. I like those things, others like those things, just do it.

~Simanion/Simon, but which one I don't know

  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Kimbra, Dappled Cities, The Stones
  • Reading: Plato's Symposium
  • Watching: Clouds
  • Eating: My own skin
  • Drinking: Sunshine

pica-ae has interviewed me about my work for Project Educate's Typography Week! Check it: pica-ae.deviantart.com/journal… 

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InklingX:iconinklingx:
awesome work
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I'm loitering on your profile. =}
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Booga! And in other news, that interview you did for the typo thing was nifty. Rock on!
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i love having a highly respected lawn
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great stuff. i feel good watching your art
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Me--->:alien::abduction:<---You
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what on earth is a shoutbox doing here?...
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SHOUT!!!! - it is a shoutbox afterall... SO ALL TEXT MUST BE WRITTEN IN CAPS! HOW'S IT GOING BTW?
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KabouterPollewopje Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my god. I just really got to say to you that I love your art so much.
I really love your psychedelic drawings, that's all I have to say now. Heart 
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Simanion Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! That's great, I've been doing a lot of black and white pen work lately :D
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KirstenRowe Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, Happy Birthday! :beer: :beer: :beer: :cake:
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Simanion Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Kirsten!
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Immortalfire367 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy birthday ^^
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Simanion Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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birthdays Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

It's March 7th which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love:

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Jasperinity Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Happy birthday! :D
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Simanion Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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