The eye in this design represents the mind’s eye and allows the viewer to see into the mind of the artist. Two seahorses represent the hippocampus. Concentric rings with birds, fish, diamonds and petals well up and radiate from the centre, unfolding through highly charged brain squiggles. It is a snapshot of something that is constantly morphing and shifting, and the viewer can imagine new shapes and images that could emerge. The possibilities are as infinite and complex as the depths of the human mind. The artist says he wants to share something deep within himself, “which I believe all of humankind share, an organic Wi-Fi that connects everyone, all we need to do is turn on the switch…is yours on?”
Dave Bagley is a self-taught artist who lives and works in Toronto. His drawing has developed over time into his own unique style. His work is inspired by nature and his own personal geometric patterns that are derived from deep within his own mind. Insects, animals and plants are represented in repetitive detail in his drawings.
Bagley’s use of the mandala evolved as he became more fascinated by the fractal mathematical structure throughout his artwork. His use of materials has expanded to include stained glass and 3-dimensional sculpture. His most important work to date was produced over an 18-year period and contains numerous personal deities that protect the palace of his inner mind.