Yogactivities by Thomas Hedger

Thomas Hedger wanted to show with his illustrations how meditation can transcend the traditional act. Yoga, a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline which originated in India is one of the most popular way to meditate and his subject for ‘Yogactivities’.

Thomas Hedger

Thomas Hedger

Looking at yoga postures inspired the drawings; I liked the shapes that could be created. Overall I aimed to show how meditation can go beyond the act of meditating in the traditional sense by incorporating activities to do with breathing techniques and healthy lifestyle choices.
-Thomas Hedger

Thomas Hedger

Thomas Hedger

I visited the Tibet’s Secret Temple exhibition at the Wellcome Trust; it was full of fascinating artworks and artefacts all centred around the Body, Mind and Meditation in Tantric Buddhism. I was captivated by the use of sand art, whereby incredible sand sculptures are painstakingly created, then blow away as an act of meditation. I wanted to create something that could allow people to understand more about this process in a relatable way, by using less complex creative activities as meditation, which are completed on a disposable sheet.
-Thomas Hedger

Thomas Hedger

Thomas Hedger

Thomas Hedger

I feel like my style is still evolving but I enjoy utilising negative space and block colours, simplifying without quite deconstructing. I’m inspired by the everyday; I especially enjoy the process of turning something banal into a finished piece, like a rubbish bag or a lamp post. Just do what you enjoy and keep doing it, find a way to make it work.
-Thomas Hedger

Thomas Hedger

Thomas Hedger

About Thomas Hedger

Thomas Hedger is an illustrator based in London. See more of his works on Behance or his website.