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July 15, 2020
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Shores of Consciousness

The themes represented in this piece are about release, compassion, surrender, abandonment, life, death, magick, dreams, transcendence, consciousness and obviously, surreality. A whole lot:)

I'd finished this piece about halfway through reading Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami, and was struggling to give this a proper title.....and then, in chapter 43 I saw the line 'shores of consciousness', and it hit me like a ton of bricks. THAT'S THE TITLE OF THIS PIECE!

'The path leads to a special place, a light source that spins out the dark, the place where soundless echoes come from. I need to see with my own eyes what's there. I'm carrying an important, sealed, personal letter, a secret message to myself. A question. Why didn't she love me? Don't I deserve to have my mother love me? For years that question's been a white-hot flame burning my heart, eating away at my soul. There had to be something fundamentally wrong with me that made my mother not love me. Was there something inherently polluted about me? Was I born just so everyone could turn their faces away from me? My mother didn't even hold me close when she left. She turned her face away and left home with my sister without saying a word. She disappeared like quiet smoke. And now that face is gone forever. The birds screech above me again, and I look up at the sky. Nothing there but that flat, expressionless layer of gray clouds. No wind at all. I trudge along. I'm walking by the shores of consciousness. Waves of consciousness roll in, roll out, leave some writing, and just as quickly new waves roll in and erase it. I try to quickly read what's written there, between one wave and the next, but it's hard. Before I can read it the next wave's washed it away. All that's left are puzzling fragments.'

This is also dedicated to all lives lost in 2020 so far, and that their spirits have found peace...

Created in Procreate, with final adjustments in Photoshop.

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I absolutely love this.

starbirb22's avatar

how?? When i try to do anything like that it ends up looking like a dead tarantulaaa❤️

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It's a breathtaking masterpiece... I like the enigmatic vibe of it👍❤️💯.
MantaDrifter's avatar

Pretty, its like something out of a dream

Cexxloc's avatar

nobodys knows it but you

Artemis066's avatar

This is amazing! You're super talented.

Holy shit wow this is beautiful

LaerrusUK's avatar

Very impressive work and interesting on many levels. An exquisite composition.

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Congrats on the DD!

Caine-of-Nod's avatar

Impressive, Awesome, Fascinating, and Superb Artwork!!! :impressed: Awesome + plz with new shading! Fascinating... superb :clap: :clap:

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HO DAMN, I can definitely see how and why this is daily deviant 0o0

LindArtz's avatar

Excellent work!! Congrats on your much deserved, DD! :clap: !!!

DIMO8454's avatar

God has given you an amazing gift, You are definitely one to follow.

segura2112's avatar

Wow, just EFING WOW!! Thank You and congrats on the DD.

SketchMonster1's avatar
Wow breathtaking and mind blowing. Phenomenal design. If you get time please give feedback on some of my work.
Acerbical's avatar

Great composition. Congratulations on your DD.

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Congrats on the Daily Deviation! (:

Have a nice day and stay safe! ❤️

JeanleFrancois's avatar

you're so great artist, it's incredible :psychotic:

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This is a very wonderful Picture.

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