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acrylic on masonite, 24"x28", 1994

I retook this picture with my digital SLR for better resolution and true to the original color.
I deleted the previous entry.

It's a double self-portrait, me as a small child and middle aged.
Image details
Image size
5422x4626px 12.29 MB
Pro 815
Shutter Speed
10/40 second
Focal Length
9 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Feb 21, 2007, 1:30:47 PM
© 2007 - 2021 ArtOfTheMystic
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Wonder full work
ShannC's avatar
very nice. you have been painting/drawing along time..are you self taught or?..
Mollinda's avatar
This has been featured here [link] :peace:
nine9nine9's avatar
Hi, I've featured your wonderful art here --

Winter-Cranium's avatar
I like the connection you made between your child self and your aged self with the shadow, like that is who the child slowly grew to be as the shadow gets bigger.
I don't exactly get a negative feeling from the woman there but my guess is that that particular woman had some kind of illness or something...? And that memory is being suppressed?
Your child self looks at her with a smile, though..

Nice work!
millionsofbubble's avatar
after woman, the man become an object, that has been peeked by woman ,,, and woman has the domination flag now :D,, but the child,, hmm it is really weird,, i think the child just wants to see a naked woman, but also he is just near the portrait ,so he think himself as a mature like the man in the portrait,, moreover i think there is also some fetishist ideas but i dont want to talk about it,, actually these can be true or i just talk rubbish,, so dont get angry, just have some nice time while you reading my comment :orange:
ramonpp's avatar
That woman.... her body is... don't like this
AriesArtist's avatar
The textures are beautiful. I love the fluidity of the composition. Very haunting piece.
DSil's avatar
Yeek! Reminds me of The Shining. Brilliant textures and composition.
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Photograph2u's avatar
Hi Otto, I like this one very much. You as a child and now you, but why is your mouth gaged? Is it a message? :)
ArtOfTheMystic's avatar
The Inner Child. Gag is symbolic of surpressed memory....

A blatant attempt at vote solicitation:
Vote for my art at the Saachi Gallery Showdown [link]
nomusenation's avatar
wow, this is wonderful.
rachelab74's avatar
I love the variety of texture in this painting!!! But it is quite sad!! is it possible memories have become suppressed in some way due to a loss of a loved dont have to answer, it was more rhetorical on my thoughts on it!!
Emotions brought forth through your image is very impressive..well done Otto!!
ArtOfTheMystic's avatar
You know it! It's all about the "Inner Child".......
rachelab74's avatar
Well then I have to give you a :hug: :)
anubis's avatar
Wonderful surrealist work!!!!
Bravo Otto!
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Jeff1966's avatar
Love it. Very Dali. Beautiful. :+fav:
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