I have added a post on Thornton's art, with illustrations, to other posts on standard subconscious archetypal structure in various semi-abstract styles associated with coffee, sugar, alcohol, DMT, mescaline, psilocybin, and 'sober' artists.
The only differences are in styling and texture, which are inherently meaningless, and part of the optional repertoire for appropriating culture to a place, a polity, or a sub-culture. Different substances seem to engender different sub-cultures.
All complex abstract artworks and rock art works express mindprint. I include in this link some extracts from my paper of 2017, in Expression 13: Abstract signs reveal archetypal structure in culture.
Part of the meanings of figures and abstracts alike, lie in what they occasionally illustrate of other cultural media, such as myth, ritual, calendar, cosmology and symbols. But their core meaning is as rigorous as inherent grammar, and is thus accessible to conscious study.
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