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March 22, 2007
Hope by ~ratpat13. Wonderfully surreal, and expresses so much emotion, just like he wrote "its an expression of joy or the transformation of fear into hope."
Featured by fourteenthstar
Suggested by FreakyBabe


A detailed version of the right diptych image. Originally based on the idea of Terror and Joy, I took some liberties with the theme to create a surreal and slightly autobiographical image.
The right image is an expression of joy or the transformation of fear into hope.
But don't take my word for it, i may have said to much.

Made in Photoshop CS the original print version is 12"x15" for a combined print size of 24"x15"

Quote in image:
"Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. ~John F. Kennedy"

Thank you to the resurgere team for providing three of the integrated textures and smoke:
All other images and textures were photographed and scanned by me.
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ariya-sacca's avatar
A spark of hope in infinite darkness
dansskolan's avatar
Your art is so impressive..It is very unique. Good job ratpat13 
KouraicheSaid's avatar
You're Awesome   ratpat13   can i use this one  with my pencilartwork ?  wow
antoniamartin's avatar
Your art is amazing :)
BojanPapic's avatar
Please accept submission of this piece to:
It will make a great addition to our group gallery.
Make sure You visit us, best regards! :D
jafarsky's avatar
It is interesting
Autisticmatt's avatar
Wow- great lighting and use of positive and negative space- plus a fantastic concept!
adni18's avatar
Excellent work! :thumbsup:
It will be great if you join our group DA-Premium! [link]
Patastic's avatar
shoppingduckling's avatar
ooooo very intersting :)
Forgive me if I over-analyzed!

Paradoxical, to say the least

"Born at night, dead by morning"

the paper at the top looks like dna strands, and the hands are female and male so the egg symbolizes human reproduction.

If looking from the bottom the keys unlock the future, but one is better to leave it locked. If the hands represent a male and female as two complete individual once upon a time in the lower half (darkness/life) the more they exist in the upper half (light/death), completeness of each become ruined and lose their soul to gain a new life and that represents the egg and the cycle starts again. A human sacrifice
Analyze away, its better then when people just fave it and leave without saying anything. Thanks for your thoughts. So symbolism you imply is shared by what I was thinking at the time, though your general idea is very different from my own, it still works perfectly with the image.
Me-in-black's avatar
Genius!! Amazing work! I AM SO ADDING THIS TO MY FAVS!
Me-in-black's avatar
Hey, you desire it. Don't thank me.
Triluna's avatar
Friggin Awesome!!!!
Chiamata-alle-Arti's avatar
Our compliments!
We would like to publish this work on the next special issue of our italian art-zine named S2 CAA -Chiamata alle Arti, themed Hope .
The team

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The deadline for this issue is the 15th of December, 2009.
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catherinemercier's avatar
Featured here <[link]
Million thanks
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