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"Decay"
Oil on Canvas
2014


This image is for my painting final.  The concept is that of needing to live symbiotically with our surroundings, otherwise we will inevitably self destruct and harm others in the process.  It could relate to the environment, or be much broader.  I'll let you decide :) 

Visually speaking, I imagine a whole heard of these deer creatures playing host to healthy city-like growths.  At a certain point the growths take over and the relationship stops being one of balance and turns to that of a parasitic relationship.  Maybe the growths can survive on their own for a certain time after the death of the deer, but at a certain point they too will whither and die away without the deer as a host organism. 
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Gooplur Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is a fantastic idea!
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Louisetheanimator Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018  Student Filmographer
How ugly & unfortunate for this beast! the style is creepy for this scene. Good work.
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EstherKoppejan Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
beautifull
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:iconfuchsiabirdy:
FuchsiaBirdy Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's an impactful image.
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:iconsparrowsflame:
SparrowsFlame Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!  This is a very powerful piece.  
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:iconmekinacic:
Mekinacic Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ho wow!
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:iconkgarbre:
KGarbre Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Student Writer
that is glorious! A great job, man! 
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:iconzoltan86:
Zoltan86 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Interesting thought. Well done!
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kokomah Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
I love this, the color is beautiful and dramatic. The way that the buildings look like they've infested the deer, the bleeding out through a pipe. How the fungus grow on it's corpse like the buildings. The only critique and it's really...REALLY reaching I know, is I would of chosen an animal which we've been a detriment to. Surprisingly, we've been good for the white tail it's population has gone up in our presence, I know...it's reaching. lol beautiful work and I couldn't agree more with the message.
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Shad73 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
This is certainly unique, not what I'd call a 'good' work outright; I don't say it isn't a reflection of your talent. I just mean it's more evocative than it is a work meant for pleasure. 
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Felicity-Moep Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And in every death deer i will see in the future while im bycycling along the roads next to the streets, i will remember this picture. You captured the idea very well in this work!
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Hantari Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
OMG! This scares me and I love it! *.*
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:iconawesomalicious:
Awesomalicious Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Woah! That's awesome! Sad what can happen but looks cool!
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dogjaws Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I ate a dead deer because my fucking friend told me it was beef jerky (oh god i love beef jerky)
I ate it and I swallowed it, and she told me it was deer jerky and I fuckin' spit the shit out. 
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HunterStrait Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014   Digital Artist
deer jerky is great.
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dogjaws Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sick from eating it, literally. 
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:iconoli2001:
oli2001 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist
Fantastic!
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:iconmr-darkchristian:
Mr-Darkchristian Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014   General Artist
wow!
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:icondragonitavioleta:
DragonitaVioleta Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such an awesome concept!!! :love:
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:iconevilscarrlett:
EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very good concept and work ^^
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:icondetoxiic:
DeToxiic Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Get well soon xxx

On an other note, I really like this style of painting.
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:iconrhythmfeather:
RhythmFeather Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
noo
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:iconerika-zayenna:
Erika-Zayenna Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014   General Artist
That is how decay works. It reminds of "Then when everything is gone they'll notice they can't eat money".
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:iconpersoninator:
Personinator Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent symbolism here.
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:iconjezzarat:
JezzaRat Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
that is so weird, yet so awesome and cool :o
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:iconminecraftfan021:
minecraftfan021 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
That thing is common we always destroy or kill them one by one slowly. we didn't think of nature. human destroyed forest and jungle. So it is not strange
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:iconjezzarat:
JezzaRat Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
indeed, it looks weird, but makes total sense, and shows humankind destroying nature in such a unique way :o
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SunAndThunder Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
you are so good at painting. it's very cool
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P3stil3nc34 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Good concept. I liked the symbolism you put in there. Best of luck for your painting final!!
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:iconnotecardpasta:
notecardPasta Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the symbolism in this.
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:iconnightwolf123451:
Nightwolf123451 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
that's so cool
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Adam-Walker Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student Writer
I've got no comment.
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Citrine-K Featured By Owner Edited Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So true, you captured just the right feeling with this symbolic piece. I particularly like the bending buildings on the deer's side -- it somehow brings plants to mind but replace that with construction work.
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JosiahNugent Featured By Owner Edited Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how there are very little corners in this. Very organic looking.
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gh0stybutt Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Student
Amazing. I love the concept
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:iconshimochii:
Shimochii Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I like the message it holds =) Great work! 
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:icondevildog84:
DevilDog84 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
wow good job. The surrealism reminds me of Salvador Dali
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:iconchieumua:
ChieuMua Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Masterpiece MJ Cute Smile 
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:iconstarhusky137:
StarHusky137 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this looks amazing! all the colors are beautiful!
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:iconjinggo78:
Jinggo78 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
City of Detroit? Although I hear there are a lot of people working hard to bring Detroit back to life. The CEO of Quicken Loans and CompuServe is one.
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Gillbait Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is unexpectedly metal. Excellent work, nice concept.
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:iconjinggo78:
Jinggo78 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Metal? Sorry but I've never seen that word used that way. Why "metal"? Is it like saying hardcore? Or different.
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:icongillbait:
Gillbait Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's pretty much the same.
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:iconjosiahnugent:
JosiahNugent Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, it basically means Awesome or Hardcore.
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:iconjinggo78:
Jinggo78 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Thanks. :)
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tonycreatah Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Student
I assume that you're familiar with "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind?" At least that's what this painting tells me.
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ZergSwarms Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I really like this. The symbolism jumped at me right as I clicked on it. Very well conveyed.
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setsugen Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
This piece is simply brilliant such an outstanding concept!
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dinoboygreen Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm usually not a fan of the more symbolic art, as it often comes off as pretentious and redundant. HOWEVER, here it's not only well executed, but surprisingly clever to boot! I dare even argue that even Orson Welles would be jealous of this kind of work! I sense you'll be going very far with something like this! :D
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