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A Caged Mind

My entry for the challenge Bi-Monthly Shenanigans #1: Artists' Block by :iconmrs-durden:
This is a very simple and quickest artwork that I have ever done lol, which took me less than 10hrs/3 days. Constructive criticism is most welcome. :heart:

Going through an artist block is something ever artist has shared, but what exactly is it like going through it?
Well psychologically speaking it is a sate where the mind seems caged and bereft of all creative ideas or the ability to think artistically. Scientific explaination apart, I wanted to show a blank face with the girl's mind caged behind bars with all the creative ideas like the paper cranes here flown away, far and out. Everything in this scene pertains to the concept of artist block. The cracked wall and on her body, the blank faces is to show how everything about oneself turns empty with no ideas. 
The decaying, grungy background alluding to the internal struggles one's mind is going through.

Despite all this, I wanted to show calm emotions over the girl because I feel if one tries to force your mind to come up with creative ideas and get out of the slump it actually backfires, making one feel more agitated. A calm attitude is what one needs to adopt when your mind is blocked, artistically.

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I  welcome every views, faves and comments and I am unable to thank each and everyone personally, so just in advance..thank you so much, know that it is greatly valued and appreciated!

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Son-Reborn's avatar
Fabulous work!!
SummerDreams-Art's avatar
Thank you Cristian!:love:
pjenz's avatar
this is such a great concept, excellent job dear Amber :heart:
SummerDreams-Art's avatar
Thank you so much dear Jen, appreciated it a lot.:heart:
pjenz's avatar
always welcome dear Amber :heart:
Stilleschrei's avatar
:) A caged mind. .... I think in the western world we all suffer from that in some degree! Sadly so.
Your art really is a wake up call, very well done Amber!
SummerDreams-Art's avatar
Wow:aww: that's a huge compliment Wiebe and to have my art not seen merely as a piece of 'art' (I hope you can grab onto it's underlying meaning.;))

Thank you very much sir.:heart:
Stilleschrei's avatar
:) you're most welcome Amber.
:nod: yes i think I am resisting that for a long time now! For only dead fish go with the flow, alive ones struggle against it!
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:nod: Always my pleasure.:aww:
Alena-48's avatar
Beautifully done!
SummerDreams-Art's avatar
So glad you think so, thanks dear.:aww:
Alena-48's avatar
You're always welcome!:) (Smile) 
HemlockCreek's avatar
This is beautiful on so many levels. You are a true artist!
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Thank you very much.
Lormet-Images's avatar
Wonderful and very creative work! :)
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Thanks a lot for you beautiful comment dear Lori, always so sweet of you.:hug:
Varagka's avatar
Wonderful work!
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Thank you so much dear.:aww:
Alimera's avatar
Awesome work!:love:
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Thank you so much Magdolna.:aww:
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