The monks are meant to suggest meta-beliefs, and thereby the name Meta Monks. I borrow different ideas and thoughts various religions and put them in a setting based on how I understand they have meaning to the people of these beliefs. You got to see the irony there..
Recognize what state you in, step back from it and stop acting like a monkey. That was my intention with the series.
The Meta Monk series consists of six ink paintings painted on A3 watercolor paper, later scanned in and processed in Photoshop. This gives the paintings a unique and timeless look which cannot really be defined as traditional nor digital art. The motivation behind this is that the concepts behind these paintings are to be understood as timeless. Even though some of the ideas can be recognized as old religious or spiritual themes they are often interpreted trough the algorithms and science of modern information technology. There is no point of hiding that, as a computer science student myself, I try to find meaning in my own situation..
To me it has been an interesting point of view to create these images. And even more interesting to discover them during the process. It is indeed cryptic and esoteric, but I tried to make it as accessible as possible - that without being too banal. It is the hardest challenge to use mental models that works for many people. I believe most people can relate to at least one of these monks though.