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The Flood by InsAnnaty The Flood by InsAnnaty
24in x 30in oil paint on canvas.
This one is different in real life because I used a lot of gold paint. It is very reflective.
Again I need a better photo:(
The colors are definitely a bit off.

It is a story of revolution and how government corruption is repetitive throughout history. Societies are created and destroyed as proven by dynastic cycles. The myth or as many people truly believe is that God flooded the earth to cleanse it of evil.

I feel that this relates to Manifest Destiny.
Manifest Destiny is the 19th-century doctrine that the United States had the god given right and duty to expand throughout the North American continent. Natives were considered barbaric for not sharing Christian beliefs.

In this painting, a flood is taking place to cleanse the United States of it's evil, or what the the Bush administration has done to screw it up. President Bush uses a lot of rhetoric that the founding father's used for justifying Manifest Destiny. This is not meant to be negative piece, but one of hope.

The Dove: A symbol of peace(in a cage = trapped peace)

Girl: The fact that she’s not a soldier but a vulnerable women exemplifies hope for the common people to be able to have their say and power towards creating a new era. She has a gun, but is facing a book called "Our Country." This book is actually an antique U.S. history book written up to 1890. Also, the fact she has a gun does symbolize Revolution. Again, because she is not a soldier The Revolution does not mean war.

Lotus Flower(as seen in wallpaper): Symbol the creation of life out of the slime of the mucky waters.

Mouse: In astrological terminology will fight for their lives.
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:icondeathofatragedy:
DeathOfATragedy Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An extremely subtle, yet flawless representation of American politics and how revolution should change everything. :)
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SnowDoll2 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!It's an amazing piece of art!visit me
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:icon88blackrose:
88blackrose Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
your really good at painting!!! ":dalove:
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:iconinsannaty:
InsAnnaty Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!!
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:icon88blackrose:
88blackrose Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
no problem!! ^.^
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asher27 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
i think you are a conceptual genius. just saying. your paintings need to be in physical galleries for all to see.
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:iconinsannaty:
InsAnnaty Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
THanks so much!!!! [link] That's where you can see them in their flesh.
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Smaddie Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
the water is fantastic!
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RayNoir Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Professional Writer
:#1: Precioso, estoy sin palabras!!
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darronlee Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009   Traditional Artist
youre art is amazing i love the colors in this
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Anelej-LaRoque Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
Amazing!
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:iconjaxene:
Jaxene Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is really beautiful! You can tell how much thought was put into it and into every little detail. It's incredible, great great job!
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
fab concept and an outstanding composition... well done! :thumbsup: :+fav:
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:iconinsannaty:
InsAnnaty Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!! Glad you like!!
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nnicc Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Another great painting.
I am really impressed by the dove. It is opening her wings even if she is in the cage.
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suzanastojanovic Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful artwork.
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:iconmimibelle:
mimibelle Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
this is beautiful
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maryhume Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
symbolism...awesome! its like a vanitas painting but up to date! we need more of these.
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sivrel Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Nice piece of work here. From what I've seen though it seems you like to use a lot of symbology (assuming that's a real word that I know how to use) in your work especially your work that centers around politics.
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karemelancholia Featured By Owner May 8, 2008

Congrats!!!
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trystian-stock Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
Great piece, I love the description too. You called the woman vulnerable but I think there is something deadly about her pose and expression that just says "Don't fuck with me." I love powerful women in art. :)
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InsAnnaty Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You!!! I am the women in this painting and am more deadly than vulnerable;)
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner May 7, 2008  Professional Photographer
:cowboy::music:

Alas, the Speak Easy Chick. I must look at this some more so I faved it. Nice job!

:sun:
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sc9 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Student General Artist
awsome!
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:iconinsannaty:
InsAnnaty Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You!
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EmmaMount Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
i love all the meaning you weave into your painted tapestries! and yet if you didnt read all that it would still stand alone as a mesmerising piece
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InsAnnaty Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You so much lovely lady:)
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UniquelyYours Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
My goodness! Love it! Love it all... I imagine the gold paint is fabulous and might possibly show our compulsive attitude towards wealth... that it is what will make you stand tall at the top of the mountain.

I actually saw the girl as a western brothel girl who has lost her innocence, but nows what to do to keep her ground, even if it means using her sexuality. But that this person will never be controlled by a man. (which I now know symbolizes the government) The money seemed like a lack of appreciation, but she didn't seem bothered by it so it made me think that she was use to this lack of appreciation.

Your water reflections and clothe folds are awesome. I also wish I had legs like hers, but since that's not happening it's nice to appreciate the asthetic. :)

Once again... Awesome!
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anomalie-vert Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
So unbelievable beautiful! :clap:
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:iconinsannaty:
InsAnnaty Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
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anomalie-vert Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
So unbelievable beautiful! :clap:
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:iconinsannaty:
InsAnnaty Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
THANK YOU!!!!!


:):)
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anomalie-vert Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
you're welcome :)
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mattyrich Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Whatever all that means...this is just fantastic.....all I can come up with...(you have made Matty speechless..a noble feat...)
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:iconinsannaty:
InsAnnaty Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like Matty!!!!!
Get on aim sometime I miss ya!
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mattyrich Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
My AOL has been acting up a ton lately, but I'll get it straight soon...
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Youre a master of comp-color and symbols..Wowzie!!:)
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JoseHerb Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
It's too bad that the reflectiveness of the gold paint doesn't transfer to a digital medium. Good job.
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:iconinsannaty:
InsAnnaty Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes it makes me sad that you can't get the real feeling of the painting digitally!
Thank You!
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madbaumer37 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful. sexy. smart.
another masterful work.
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:iconinsannaty:
InsAnnaty Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You!!
I appreciate it a lot!
Have a wonderful weekend:)
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emaghrabi Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
very well done
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:iconinsannaty:
InsAnnaty Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You!!!!!
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soulofsorrow Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!! Is is such a sublime drawing... I like the way is full of details and the way it express the idea. ;)
And also thanks for the explanation of all the symbology :)
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:iconinsannaty:
InsAnnaty Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you:)

Cheers!
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soulofsorrow Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^
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AgnesPterry Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
Beautiful work, so detailed, and I'm glad you broke down the symbols in the painting and explained them, because that made this even more interesting.
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:iconinsannaty:
InsAnnaty Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm so glade you like:)
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eightoutside Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008   Traditional Artist
Another fantastic piece. I love the symbolism you use and that you explain it so well.

One tiny thing which I'm not sure about: is it a painting or a window on the stairs? I'm inclined to see it as a window but it doesn't have that depth.
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:iconinsannaty:
InsAnnaty Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You!!!!!
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