robert hardgrave's work always fascinates me. his use of shape and color is, well, to put it rather un-eloquently, kind of mind blowing. it's easy to get lost in his mesmerizing designs. inspired by disease, recovery, reincarnation and life after death. the first thing that comes to mind when i look at robert's work are the symbols of tibetan thunderbolts. well, i was pretty proud of myself when i made this connection; the above collage is called djore which is the tibetan word for the symbolic thunderbolt, the vajra. i just love stuff like that. robert has a few shows coming up at BLVD and joshua liner gallery, the work in this post will be featured in these shows respectively.