Intelligent Sentient feels like an artefact from ather time - a lost feature in OMNI magazine or the album booklet for a late 1970s Hawkwind record or, perhaps, a print version of Koyaanisqatsi. Beautiful, detailed, filigreed drawings fold in on themselves and blossom out at the reader as time speeds up and contracts. A loose story is told - one that involves a society of giant people, strange art, and inexplicable scientific experiments utilising n-existent techlogy. Factories and treehouses teem with life, and the city nestles up against a landscape filled with disaurs, apes, and dragonflies living peacefully side by side. Intelligent Sentient is a series of images that tie together t in narrative but in progressing theme - the takeaway is that everything is connected. The drawings contain the fine detail of a watchmaker and the visual scope of a social reform muralist. This book is meant to be read forward and back and returned to and treated like a mystical text.
Luke Ramsey co-founded the Islands Fold residency, exhibits internationally, and works as a freelance illustrator for clients such as the New York Times. His practice includes collaboration, design, public art projects, and detailed freehand drawing. Luke's collaborative mural with Josh Holinaty won an award of excellence from The City of Edmonton, and a National Urban Design Medal from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.