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16"x20" Oil and acrylic on canvas. There's alot of symbolism in this one, i'll leave it up to you to figure out what it means... "Everybody must get stoned" -Bob Dylan
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Redcockatiel Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
This is freaking awesome! Seems like you were having a bad time and people around you were making it harder!
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Abuttonpress2Nothing Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much... i dont really remember my mood at the point i made this, although it was probly a bad one, hehe
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Redcockatiel Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I get that way myself sometimes.
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tiiko24 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gives me the chills. great work.
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Abuttonpress2Nothing Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! <3
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Cloudwilk Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Filmographer
That's so.. neat 0.0
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Abuttonpress2Nothing Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you =D
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent!
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Abuttonpress2Nothing Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you =D
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!:)
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bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional
sweet job
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Abuttonpress2Nothing Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you =D
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
:) a very creative piece, well done :thumbsup:
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Abuttonpress2Nothing Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much =D
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
you're absolutely welcome :ahoy:
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Mandinga91 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
such an amazing and creative painting! from goya to twin towers! you are really talented!
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Abuttonpress2Nothing Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I feel it maybe my best political/symbolic paintings so far... Its always nice when people like these types especially =D
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Mandinga91 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i like it becouse it has a lot of messages to me,...and the symbols are clear and expressive,so its a very communicational painting!
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lifeinacemetery Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
To me it means that in the shadow of the September 11th that the people of america are frozen in a state of fear/panic/fervor (like the victims of Vesuvius's eruption in Pompeii) and Goya's Saturn Devouring His Son on the wall there is symbolic of the American Government. Who like just like Saturn, fears it's children will overthrow him, and so it feeds off this constant state of fear to ensure it's control of all aspects of the daily lives of it's citizens.

Anyhow, brilliant painting man! :D
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Abuttonpress2Nothing Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
O_O... awesome, you nailed it... i was worried that people wouldnt understand because i did not illustrate it properly, but your interpretation makes me happy =D. I give you alot of respect for identifying the Goya image and Pompeii imagery especially =D. Thank you so much...
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lifeinacemetery Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
You illustrated it perfectly, it seemed very clear to me!
The things that really stuck out to me about this one:
The multiple figures are extremely well done and very expressive.
Saturn is easily identifiable and stunning, even on such a small scale!:love:
The contrast between the sky in and outside the doorway gives a dynamic sense of depth.
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Abuttonpress2Nothing Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm honored, thank you for the kind words! =D
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ultimaterave Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist
Looks like a video game
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ShirouZhiwu Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like a Jotunn on the wall there. I'm not sure if the walls are broken or not, their isn't nearly enough debris for them to be too broken unless someone did some cleaning. The twin towers are obvious. The people look a lot like some of the Pele mummies. People dead and lock in place instantaneously. That or they are just tired or very broken in spirit. You have a doorway to somewhere else, I think it's supposed to be a good place, but personal experience causes me to not trust cities to be good places, and it looks like a city on the other side.
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Abuttonpress2Nothing Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thats a very interesting interpretation indeed... i wanted it to be open so that many would take their own view, i appreciate you taking the time to share yours =D. Oh, they are in fact mummies ;)
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omfgitsbutter Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Something about colorado
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Abuttonpress2Nothing Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
your WAY off ;p
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omfgitsbutter Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
I know, texas is pretty far from colorado
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February 21, 2013
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Make
NIKON
Model
COOLPIX S3100
Shutter Speed
10/1600 second
Aperture
F/3.2
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
80
Date Taken
Feb 21, 2013, 12:03:09 PM
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GIMP 2.6.11