Photo by May Shi @mmayshi
From bottom to top. Girl sleeping with open eyed head on top, simplified head on top of another. Blobs at top, pinks, turquoise, purples and blacks
Artist(s): MIchelle Ku

Subconscious Radio

Completed: 2022

“This design is inspired by the feeling of lying down and trying to meditate. Sometimes I’m able to be conscious of different thoughts and let them float by and disperse. Sometimes I notice myself disassociating a little, where I go off into my imagination and thoughts so much that I’m no longer very present. Sometimes I can jump onto different clouds of thoughts consciously, other times they just grab me and suck me in. When I’m painting or sketching out ideas, I’m in that kind of happy medium where I can stay present enough to get down ideas, and I’m also connected to my imagination but not totally lost in it. That is one of the sweet spots of feeling like I’m tuned into my subconscious radio.”

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Part of YYC Bump (Beltline Urban Murals Project)
Funded by TD Canada Trust

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Location: 1201 1 ST SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0V3 Get Directions