"Tower of Babel" by Colin McAllister
5 Comments | July 27, 2009
Tower of Babel (Detail) by Colin McAllister
Tower of Babel by Colin McAllister
Looking at the artwork of 24-year-old U.K. artist Colin David McAllister, you get the sense of a man on a mission. The scale, detail, and perspectives of his drawings are immediately overwhelming; in fact, that they are really too big to appreciate on the web, as you can see from above. You can get a close-up view on Colin’s website, Snublic, but your monitor is likely too small to see the whole picture and the detail at once.
Once you wrap your mind around the idea of how big these drawings are and just how much time, dedication, and yes obsession it must’ve taken to create these works of art, it’s then even more incredible to consider all of the time spent on researching the topic at hand. For these works are social and political commentary as much as they are works of art, and his immense works tell incredible stories, both broad and detailed at once. Behind these stories lurks an immense curiosity about the world and a desire to see it improved.