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Sacred Union by dehydrated1 Sacred Union by dehydrated1
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Evolving through the aquatic stages of life, man rose with ego-driven purpose…with a pulse and soul seeking godlike capabilities through acquired experiences. He saw himself as a supreme being, capable of pushing his will into the world. As a young child he was in awe of the constructed idea of time…the way his internal clock would let him accurately guess the numbers on his watch in the afternoon. He imagined the ability to feel the trees growing as if in slow motion. He listened with a sharp observation to the rhythm of the ocean spreading salt across the sand. He was perplexed by the way human bodies shut down with the setting of the sun…the cyclic regeneration of organic batteries.
As he grew older, he separated from the boundary of linear time and became consumed with the materiality and decorative quality that the Earth seemed to offer, until there finally came a time that he sought something more – consciousness and spirituality on a new level. In order to achieve such greatness, he realizes he must learn from Mother Nature, embrace her teachings, and surrender to the ultimate power of the mind. She offers him clarity of balance, peace within the pulls of power, and acceptance of all within and without in order to obtain this higher level of consciousness.

The process of creating this piece took 5 months and over 300 hrs. Each panel is 9x12 cold press 140 lb. watercolor paper. At first, I had no intention of creating such a large piece, but as the design spread off the paper I wondered how far it could go. My ideas for the piece were heavily influenced by listening to tons of interviews on or related to extraterrestrials, crop circles, astral travel, and ways of enhancing consciousness. Some of the brilliant authors, philosophers, and programs that kept my ideas and dreams flowing were Terence Mckenna, Alan Watts, Graham Hancock, Richard C. Hoagland, Daniel Pinchbeck, Albert Taylor, Ben Stewart, Coast to Coast AM and Project Camelot. If anyone has any other recommendations please don’t hesitate to share them.
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Given 2008-08-29
Sacred Union by ~dehydrated1 is stunning and thoughtful work of staggering talent and effort. Be sure to check out this deviant's other submissions showing close-ups of individual panels. ( Featured by Stykera )
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LauraAlenaBlue Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes me homesick
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lecheart Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
dada
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
always loving this style and how beautiful your work has become
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dehydrated1 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015
Thank you
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Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I think this is the most wonderful piece! I love how the colors change
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dehydrated1 Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
Thank you!
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Rathsi Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Professional
im impressed ... good stuff!
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Castor1527 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
<font><font>Spectaculaire!!!!! formidable travail dans la recherche!</font></font>
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rannveigfunderud Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Spectacular! Also, it really reminds me of the work of a friend of mine: maschreiner.tumblr.com/
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jonkania Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional
Coast to Coast AM and Project Camelot..... right up my street mate :)
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dehydrated1 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013

I haven't listened to Coast to Coast in such a long time. I heard Art Bell has made a return to his show, so I'll be sure to check it out soon.

Thanks for faving my artwork.

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jonkania Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional
Hello thanks for writing back mate - cool yes i also listen to Red Ice - I illustrate from those shows ;) You are most welcome - You have a powerful visionary style - i aspire to be somewhere like you :) nice to meet you! - Jon
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hnghang Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Artist
fantastic.............
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ggqueenking Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
are you ever going to sell prints of this???
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daxusflashlight Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
outstanding!!:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:
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daxusx Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
:star:awesome!!:star:
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dehydrated1 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
thanks a lot
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palet-pod Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
All I can say right now is ... Holy Shit O.o


This is so inspiring ...
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Hyroar Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist
This is great!!
btw: love all the details.. :O
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dehydrated1 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
thank you
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StaceyQuay Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WOW
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Impressive! I am stunned towards a mute being...
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wolf118 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
amazing! its got a surealistic style to it
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Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
s0 pretty
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powr-toch Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
wow... i just sat with my mouth wide open for like half a minute..

this is soooo nice.. pure art
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PlanetaryButterfly Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Whenever I look at this, my mind says, "fruit salad".

It's awesome.
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psychadelius Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Completely Awsome bro!
It is truly amazing how these so called "life ruining drugs" can influence one :)
Please do keep up the awsome work! Big fan!
Now im off to talk to god while the walls melt! Peace n love!
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Fallen-Red-Ninja Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
That's absolutely breathtaking!
I could happily stare at it for hours...
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dehydrated1 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
thank you, Im glad you enjoyed it.
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Fallen-Red-Ninja Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Your whole gallery is amazing...
I'ma have to stalk watch you just a little bit now :)
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CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
W o w... this is beyond stunning, i'm speechless.. wow. :faint: :love:
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vovez Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
I just.. can't stop looking at this picture.. and your explanation for it is perfect! I'm in awe.
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fanitsafantasy Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
absolutely great!
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onetwistedpoet Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Student General Artist
I almost never bother commenting and I have some works fav'd that certainly deserve more than a little praise, but this piece just _blew me away_.
Thank you for creating it.
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Wholeearth Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional Artist
First of all.. WoW! This is amazing! 2nd... Wow.. this is amazing!... Yes, its that great! and to boot, the description is well written and makes you think all the more about what is already presented.

I love this version, but looking at the individual panels as they hang on the wall in the interview is equally impressive. You are outstandingly talented and I'm sure you will do great things with your art!
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DenysHika Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Muito boa as cores, manda muito bem!
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orangehamster Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
this one is so "oh, so amazing!" ^^"
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LordGavinGunhold Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
If I might add a few words to this enormous sea of comments i would like to say that this is the most amazing piece I have ever seen. It is full of meaning, inspires critical thinking and shows your sheer talent and creativity. Well done, well done.
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dehydrated1 Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
Thank you for your comment. My goal with this painting was to inspire others when many artists have also brought me inspiration. It was for the love of creating and pushing bountries at the time. I haven't worked on a large scale painting since Sacred Union, but when the right time comes around again Ill definitely go bigger.
Im glad you enjoyed it.
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MBKKR Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
This piece is being featured here:[link] If you want your piece removed please let me know.
Thank you.
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logismoi Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
Bravo! -- a wonderful symphony of shape and color.
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pentipentipen Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
sheer magnificence!!!
I WORSHIP YOU!!!
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trankilo Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
very amazing (awsome gallery BadAss!:headbang:
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dehydrated1 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Much appreciated
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trankilo Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
your welcome man ,very talented can't wait to see more!:eager:
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Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
PS... I liked your interview!
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dehydrated1 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
thanks!
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Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
mandalas and love ...wow
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ikang-13071992 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
i love it!!!the details are amazing and the colors are well coordinated...;)
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