Artist bio

I am a visual artist and scientific philosopher. I see philosophy and the sciences as equal partners in assisting creative thought with its explorations into attaining generalized truths. I have always been sketching as a way to process incoming auditory information —while on the phone, in class, etc — and because of this, I developed an affinity for using pencil and ink. After a couple of years of drawing in black and white, I felt the need to add texture and decided to do this through embossing on vellum paper, a technique I learned in my childhood. I recently decided to add color, and started experimenting with crayon and watercolors until finally settling on color pencils for my current work. My main focus at the moment is exploring the different languages developed by humanity to communicate the essential, and how and why some of these languages seem more contemporary than others. I am also very interested in the movement between good and evil -which I've come to see as two sides of the same- and the subtle changes and creations arising from that movement; always pushing the momentarily balanced, off.


“The Great Year: Everything and nothing, but also something.”



Artist Statement

This is a special piece for me because it was the first piece that I made with an actual theme in mind as opposed to being an exploration into my subconscious.
The idea I was exploring was the cyclical nature of reality, which we can clearly see in many facets of life, for example the 4 seasons.
It was important to me to make sure that even though there were clearly defined sections, they all affected one another by a subtle connection, and that none was objectively "better" than the others.

How it fits into contest

This work represents the movement we go through in life, which includes moments of negativity, of battling against an opposite polarity; battling evil.
It aims to provide everyone with a wider view of the whole cycle so as to help us stand firm in our beliefs even in those moments where one "season" merges with the next and having a clear view of what is to come becomes muddied.
It was important for me to make this a cycle of more than 2 seasons (good vs. evil, positive vs. negative) because of it's relation to many other cycles observable in nature, as well as the fact that not everyone goes through their Spiritual Battle at the same time, the time for me to rest after battle might only be the beginning of yours; this also emphasizes the importance of caring for one another through tough times.


Agueda Cardenas - sole creator.

How to Purchase this Artwork

This is original work.
At the moment I am not selling it.
I might offer some prints in the future through my website as well as my Instagram page.

Other Goods & Services Available from this Artist

I am available for direct commissions any time.
I am also working on having some merchandise available on my website very soon, including original artwork and prints as well as embroidered t-shirts, all depicting details of my drawings.

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