Local illustrator creates massive image search game

For more than a year, illustrator Matthew Maley has poured his soul into one single image. He worked meticulously on 5-inch-by-5-inch segments, hiding small clues and details that most eyes would just quickly scan over. He’s hidden quotes in the image as well, including an especially inspiring one by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

“Adopt the pace of nature -- her secret is patience,” Emerson wrote. Given the scale of what the illustrator achieved, that’s something he kept fresh in his memory.

The cartoon illustration begins at the left end with the dawn of time, moving right . . .

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