Sunday, April 15, 2012

Artist James Cattlett Surreal pen and ink drawings from the 90's. Lost works.

Artist James Cattlett Surreal pen and ink drawings from the 90's.

This is a collection of "Lost Works" from when James was in his early 20's.


This series is the efforts of his exploration into the following:

  • Surrealism
  • Dada
  • Imaginative Art
  • Visionary Art
  • Dream Inspired Artwork
  • Mystical Art
  • Symbolist Art
  • Meditation Art
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As stated this series of work was completed when i was just a young artist. 



Dream image of a fantasy landscape.

Artist James Cattlett, Surrealist Pen and Ink Drawing. Early 90's. Prints Available in the store. All rights reserved.
The focus of this painting is "dreams". The symbolism for the thinker, is introspection or introversion, as in a state of dream. The female forms represent a few things, like base instincts and the female earth goddess. 


Artist James Cattlett, Surrealist Pen and Ink Drawing. Early 90's. Prints Available in the store. All rights reserved.
Detail of the following drawing showing a human in a state of levitation. NOTE: There is a color stain on the photo that is NOT is the original, Picture of a picture. 



Artist James Cattlett, Surrealist Pen and Ink Drawing. Early 90's. Prints Available in the store. All rights reserved.
Again, the focus of this painting is "dreams". The symbolism for the female form on the left is introspection or introversion, as in a state of dream. The figure on the right is in a state of sleep, suspended above reality.


Artist James Cattlett, Surrealist Pen and Ink Drawing. Early 90's. Prints Available in the store. All rights reserved.
The focus of this painting is "dreams". The symbolism for the human form, is again introspection or introversion, as in a state of dream. The Floor is showing where two realities combine, like in a waking dream or vivid dream.



Artist James Cattlett, Surrealist Pen and Ink Drawing. Early 90's. Prints Available in the store. All rights reserved.
Unfinished drawing of a mystical forest spirit creature. 


Artist James Cattlett, Surrealist Pen and Ink Drawing. Early 90's. Prints Available in the store. All rights reserved.
A juxtoposition of native and modern. A reminder of what we have forgot in the  modern world. The figures face is that of my grandfather, a guiding spirit in my life. I drew this shortly after his death. He meant the world to me.


Artist James Cattlett, Surrealist Pen and Ink Drawing. Early 90's. Prints Available in the store. All rights reserved.
A juxtoposition of native and modern. A reminder of what we have forgot in the  modern world.
The shaman is drumming as he gives birth to a new dream.


Artist James Cattlett, Surrealist Pen and Ink Drawing. Early 90's. Prints Available in the store. All rights reserved.
A juxtoposition of native and modern. A reminder of what we have forgot in the  modern world.
The two artist are blind to the atomic explosion thats happening behind them.


Artist James Cattlett, Surrealist Pen and Ink Drawing. Early 90's. Prints Available in the store. All rights reserved.
Another interesting juxtaposition. The symbolism should be easy to recognize.  A clue to it's higher more esoteric meaning is refinement of the soul over base instincts. 



Artist James Cattlett, Surrealist Pen and Ink Drawing. Early 90's. Prints Available in the store. All rights reserved.
A clue to the meaning of this work is the connection between our spirit and the material world. 


Artist James Cattlett, Surrealist Pen and Ink Drawing. Early 90's. Prints Available in the store. All rights reserved.
Earth goddess illustration. Female form as life giver.


Artist James Cattlett, Surrealist Pen and Ink Drawing. Early 90's. Prints Available in the store. All rights reserved.
Exploring the juxtaposition of dreams. Water is a symbol of the unconscious mind.


Artist James Cattlett, Surrealist Pen and Ink Drawing. Early 90's. Prints Available in the store. All rights reserved.
A classic myth explored. I have climbed the Mayan pyramids.


Artist James Cattlett, Surrealist Pen and Ink Drawing. Early 90's. Prints Available in the store. All rights reserved.
A new vision of the classic story of Adam and Eve. A clue to the esoteric symbolism is the divine wings on the serpent. I tried to capture the moment of the act when the apple falls.


Artist James Cattlett, Surrealist Pen and Ink Drawing. Early 90's. Prints Available in the store. All rights reserved.
The chains symbolise Jesus's connection to the earth. The crumbling columns symbolizes a few things, like the fragility of material culture and classical ideals. The sharks represent the opposition to what is good. 


Artist James Cattlett, Surrealist Pen and Ink Drawing. Early 90's. Prints Available in the store. All rights reserved.
A esoteric or mystical view of the crucifixion relating to the trinity of the spirit.


Artist James Cattlett, Surrealist Pen and Ink Drawing. Early 90's. Prints Available in the store. All rights reserved.
This drawing explores the interconnection and separation of the waking and dream worlds. 


Artist James Cattlett, Surrealist Pen and Ink Drawing. Early 90's. Prints Available in the store. All rights reserved.
The duality of the spirit is explored here. 

image of a surrealist drawing of two women.

Artist James Cattlett, Surrealist Pen and Ink Drawing. Early 90's. Prints Available in the store. All rights reserved.
The focus of this surrealist drawing is meditation and yoga. 

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Surrealist pen and ink drawings. A exploration into surrealism, symbolist art and visionary art.

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