‘Hivemind’ by Daifei
Medium: Gouache, Watercolour, Ink, Acrylic, Colored Pencil on Watercolor Board
Dimensions: Artwork Size: 8″ x 6″ (Board Size: 10″ x 8″)
Year of Creation: 2020
Artwork Will Ship From: USA
About the Artwork:
“Do you ever think about food so much you feel like you’re channeling the inner psyche of a primordial ancestor trudging through the last half mile stretch of a drought ridden desert about a hundred years before the separation of Pangea, lost in the brink of starvation with a mouth full of sand, a hand full of blood, and a brain full of worms? That was last week when the local grocery store closed down before I could buy my weekly crate of tiny oranges to eat them by the handful. Regular large oranges aren’t as good, to be honest— they’re way too large and that means the ratio of juice to meat to taste is way off and it just tastes like eating a larger and more watered down version of a better food, which frankly isn’t quite worth it if you think about all the extra effort your body had to go through to extract the same amount of enjoyment. My point is that as soon as the local greengrocer opens up and restocks their crates full of fist-sized citrus fruit, there is nothing stopping me from absolutely tearing the plastic netting off a box with my human teeth and eating about 10 of them on the spot, rind on.
I’ve been thinking about that a lot lately. I used to love painting traditionally, but I haven’t have time to work on paper since I was in high school, so it was fairly therapeutic to break out my brushes again. I really wanted to take as much time as I could with this one; savor every brushstroke like it was my last, knowing that every opportunity I get to draw on paper might very well be my last for months, maybe years. It’s good to indulge in the things you love, no matter how small they may seem in comparison to everything else you do. It’s in these moments of peace in which we realize how much we miss the things we put off. Even if we tell ourselves that we do not deserve to enjoy ourselves in our busy lives, there is no denying the joys of indulgence from time to time.” – Daifei
About the Artist:
NYC based artist working in animation, dabbling in illustration, and if I’m lucky, I make books by hand. Drawing influence from childhood memories and vivid dreams, DAIFEI works to combine the appearance of mundane life with aspects of surrealism and mystery.