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2008

This version created for the Art for Art Sake Contest: [link]

Size: 11" x 14"

Pen and Markers

Inspired by a line from the movie Donnie Darko.
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:iconstephanusembricanus:
StephanusEmbricanus Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
Beautiful works!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
I like them more than your informal series if I may say that :)
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peggymintun Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Really? I have some people say that about these works. I am thinking of taking some time and expanding the series. I will not have the opportunities to show them as I have the abstracts here. But these works are less about showing and more about what is on my mind at times. Thanks! It is good to see you, by the way.
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:iconstephanusembricanus:
StephanusEmbricanus Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Hi Peggy :hug:
Really!!! I do not know why? Maybe for surrealism was the key to art for me, or I like more that paintings are telling stories as that pure aesthetics of abstract works. Abstract work seem more decorative to a lot of people, they are harmless and innocuous and you can hang them everywhere and so the target group is larger and they find acceptance easier but therefore they miss personality :)
They are beauty and do not irritate but they also do not tease to think.
So the question is: is art for diversion, amusement for aesthetics or something to think. Most people like more the amusement :sun:
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peggymintun Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I know exactly what you mean. The funny thing is that the other day I was telling a few friends about expanding on the pen and ink series and proposing a show called "5h!7 I Can't Show In Restaurants." I do back to back restaurant and business shows now, and even the establishments that consider themselves more "cutting edge" only want abstract. I had a coffee shop owner explain to me in detail how she hated looking at some sort of surrealistic frog all month and only wants abstract and non-representational work. I like doing the abstract. I think mine is much more expressive than a lot, but it is still safe for people. It can evoke an emotion, but it still does not make you think. Some of the pen and ink works I have planned probably will.
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StephanusEmbricanus Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
So it is!!! They do not want to think! That is significant for our society.
They do not want to change, that's bad for business. But the time does!!!

I love the spontaneity of informal painting, the fastness and directness of the working-process, the freedom it gives to change the paintings in a few moments.
But I hate it, that art seems to be better if it has not to say something concretely. That makes it functionally in the way that the emotion it evokes gets connected and transferred to alien thoughts and contents. They call that synergies I call that advertisement. Art has to be revolutionary not to follow any ones line :D
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Campo-Diaz Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
Awesome creative work.
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atefehaban Featured By Owner May 25, 2008
Interesting!!!
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:iconwoogieboi:
woogieboi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Oooo... this is very interesting! I like it. :thumb82056454:
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:iconpeggymintun:
peggymintun Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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erikakochanski Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Professional Writer
Cellar door brings my head straight to Donnie Darko everytime! :giggle: :hug: I absolutely love this, it's amazing!
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:iconpeggymintun:
peggymintun Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Me, too. Finally went ahead and did it....I had been thinking of it for about a year.
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SLPdomain Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
luv this...you've created a very colour full world with alot to explore--without it being overwhelming but inviting..:clap:
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:iconpeggymintun:
peggymintun Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I'm glad you like it.
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deministri Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing work!!! =D
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:iconpeggymintun:
peggymintun Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconfaeriecrone:
faeriecrone Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
This is something like i was trying to do yesterday. I am glad someone succeeded!
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:iconpeggymintun:
peggymintun Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Yeah, I have had this one in mind since last summer. I finally sat down and drew it. Turned out almost as planned.
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aboundingmist Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
I love that the title is Cellar Door, and this looks great. :D :thumbsup:
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:iconpeggymintun:
peggymintun Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Have you seen Donnie Darko?
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:iconaboundingmist:
aboundingmist Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
Seen it, own it, and am in love with the movie!
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:iconpeggymintun:
peggymintun Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool. Me, too. :D
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