Just a pen and paper.
And the ability to draw a line.
Chan Hwee Chong, Singaporean artist, has taken a handful of history’s most recognizable art and recreated pieces by Van Gogh, Vermeer and da Vinci in a most astounding way.
It’s called “spiral ink drawing” and Chan Hwee is truly a grand master at this art form. Amazingly, only one long continuous line, spiraling outward from the center, picking up all the nuance and genius of the mimicked works, constitutes the craft. Like so:
He also tackled Van Gogh’s famous self-portrait down to the minutest detail.
I suppose an obvious illustration arises from such art. In meta fashion, just as each of these elaborate drawings began from a singular point, moving outward across the span of the canvas, so the incomparable beauty of all creation spun out from the Creator-Artist’s very original – yet uncopied – design and across the space/time platform.
Thank you, Mr. Chong, for so masterfully illustrating this for us!
Just think. Chan Hwee used merely a pen and page for his work – though it took months to complete.
Our God did this – and billions more just like it – with a single command, in a split second of time, and yet His creation is still echoing into eternity: