This work is part of an ongoing series entitled "100 Billion sUns&daughters", which aims to create a work of art for every human being who has ever lived, (approximately 100 Billion).
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4 sUns&daughters, grouping 49 (from "100 Billion sUns&daughters").
watercolour
16 x 20 x 1 in
$700.00
   
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100 BILLION SUNS&DAUGHTERS/AN ONGOING SERIES BY KYLE TONKENS.

ARTIST STATEMENT

The works of Art provided here for your consideration are part of an ongoing series entitled 100 Billion sUns&daughters, conceptualized as a way to communicate the artistís thoughts concerning his world by executing a work of art to represent every person who has ever lived, (approximately 100 billion). Each of these lives is distinct from every other, yet they share common features including physicality, emotion, and context. This ides is central to the project.

Begun in September 2011, 100 Billion sUns&daughters is in its infancy, and incorporates several mediums including ink, acrylic, and watercolour. The diversity in medium speaks to the diversity in life, while the common composition speaks to the connections between us.

Each image follows the same format, with a central radiant focal point in a dynamic, colourful context. This format is used to further the expression of distinct human beings co-existing in a vibrant, wonderful context.

The relationship between these distinct manifestations is of paramount concern as it serves as a means of exploring the possible ways multiple entities can interact with each other. An underlining goal for this project is to show that both similarities and differences between us contribute to the richness and beauty of life; both our uniqueness and our sameness are examples of our beauty.

Placed in groups of four, the work offers variety and movement, with no single image being at the center of the group, while extending the themes of connection, commonality, distinction and brilliance.
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