Ashley Mackenzie

Enjoy this set of images by artist Ashley Mackenzie, title and descriptions below each one.

“Ashley Mackenzie is an artist and illustrator based in Toronto, Ontario. She was born in Victoria, BC and grew up between Vancouver, BC and Edmonton, AB. After studying online for a year through AAU in San Francisco, CA she moved to Toronto to pursue a degree in Illustration at OCADU. Though she loves the challenge of creating complex conceptual illustrations and finding new ways to navigate ideas visually she also enjoys making concept art and decorative illustration. When not drawing she can be found reading, playing videogames or thinking about her next project.”

Chemicals The wide scale proliferation of serotonin-enhancing antidepressants can suppress sexual desire and may inhibit the ability to fall and stay in love.  Chemicals

The wide scale proliferation of serotonin-enhancing antidepressants can suppress sexual desire and may inhibit the ability to fall and stay in love.

Universal Understanding Our brains may never be able to fully comprehend the complexities of the universe, but knowing our limitations should not hinder exploration or contemplation. Universal Understanding

Our brains may never be able to fully comprehend the complexities of the universe, but knowing our limitations should not hinder exploration or contemplation.

Seeking Substance Technology has made the process of finding information incredibly simple, inhibiting our capacity to become truly knowledgeable Seeking Substance

Technology has made the process of finding information incredibly simple, inhibiting our capacity to become truly knowledgeable

Cyber-disinhibition By undermining the nuances of human interaction the internet inadvertently encourages the free reign of negative and often destructive emotional impulses.Cyber-disinhibition

By undermining the nuances of human interaction the internet inadvertently encourages the free reign of negative and often destructive emotional impulses.

Public Brains Despite our feelings of shared understanding, there’s no real way of knowing if any individual’s experience is the same as another’s.  Public Brains

Despite our feelings of shared understanding, there’s no real way of knowing if any individual’s experience is the same as another’s.

Filling in the Gaps As our knowledge of the brain becomes more comprehensive it seems like the idea of the soul exists only in the gaps of our understanding Filling in the Gaps

As our knowledge of the brain becomes more comprehensive it seems like the idea of the soul exists only in the gaps of our understanding

No Body, No Mind
Despite society’s emphasis on abstract thought, the brain cannot become a mind without a body.No Body, No Mind

Despite society’s emphasis on abstract thought, the brain cannot become a mind without a body.

The Star
Made for the Light Grey Art Lab Tarot Deck and part of their Tarot, Mystics and the Occult show

The Star

Made for the Light Grey Art Lab Tarot Deck and part of their Tarot, Mystics and the Occult show

88
A mock cover for American Illustration 88

88

A mock cover for American Illustration 88

 Cracked
Mock Op-Ed illustration for an article arguing that the only way bullying can be stopped is by teaching kids to take care of each other

Cracked

Mock Op-Ed illustration for an article arguing that the only way bullying can be stopped is by teaching kids to take care of each other

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