Intelligent Sentient feels like an artefact from another time - a lost feature in OMNI magazine or the album booklet for a late 1970s Hawkwind record or, perhaps, a print version of Koyaanisqatsi. Beautiful, detailed, filigreed drawings fold in on themselves and blossom out at the reader as time speeds up and contracts. A loose story is told - one that involves a society of giant people, strange art, and inexplicable scientific experiments utilising non-existent technology. Factories and treehouses teem with life, and the city nestles up against a landscape filled with dinosaurs, apes, and dragonflies living peacefully side by side. Intelligent Sentient is a series of images that tie together not in narrative but in progressing theme - the takeaway is that everything is connected. The drawings contain the fine detail of a watchmaker and the visual scope of a social reform muralist. This book is meant to be read forward and back and returned to and treated like a mystical text.
Looking closely at one of Luke Ramsey's images, one sees the big bold shapes dissolve into a chaos of squiggles only to find new patterns emerging. Somehow he manages to distil the sense of order and chaos found in nature into his work. -Squidface and the Meddler