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Requiem (For the Damaged) by mllemia Requiem (For the Damaged) by mllemia
“Requiem (For the Damaged)”
22” x 30”
Acrylic on wood.
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I wanted to capture the melancholy of a goddess who is destined to create for eternity, while the world responds with death, darkness, and destruction all around her.
As a creator, I relate to her, as it is sometimes difficult to create when life is sapping my energy.
The red stream of fabric in her hands represents life blood- she holds it to her chest with her right hand, as it slips through the fingers of her left.
Magic and rebirth springs from darkness.
If I can look at darkness straight in the face and find some beauty in it, then I feel it makes me stronger, little by little.
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shilokitty Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Very interesting depiction.
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the-cracked-curio Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Beautiful.
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Astabrata Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
impressive!
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Willheimus Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There is a weeping angel in your drawing...don't blink.  Nice pic btw
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acIrmo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous work!
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Artistforhim Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
It's really moving. Your work and particularly this painting reminds me of julie heffernan's work. You both have a woman as the main subject matter and then have faces and little people and such intertwined throughout the whole painting. There is so much to look at and holds so much meaning. I think you would like her work. =)
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maryjayne530 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your artwork is fantastic!
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FelipeSilveira Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Veeeeeeeeeeeery Good!
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Tealheart429 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the images scattered across the entire piece. It causes one to stop and take a closer look
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Ilmarien Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
I :heart: this even though it makes me sad when I know you are so very right. We gotta love this universe.
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AnnaRIART Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many people on Deviant can paint or draw beautiful women. You are very technically gifted (extra applause for using traditional art and not digital) stands out about your piece is the expression on her face. Her emotions are real; her sadness, pain and enduring torture are obvious without you having to draw a tear drop. Thank you for bringing this from your imagination, it's one of those pieces which are more than a pretty face.
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SeventhFairy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful work dear
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NebelelfeNaemy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Digital Artist
:heart: HI, DEAR ... FEATURE TIME:
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BunnyTeethOwner Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
it's amazing!
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lathander1987 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i like the main character's face
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I featured two of your works here: [link]
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FARTYTREEFROG Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
so beautifully sad . i love the symbolism .
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
[link] <- This work was featured here!
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love it!
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Althea-25 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Great work! :)
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Amro0 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
A M A Z I N G
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Lemmy-X Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconfeaturedplz: This excellent piece of art is featured in #AllWomen's journal. [link]
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tommyb709 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
well done.
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Ronja-poni Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh my, I'm so in love with ur paintings ! This kind of art touches my hart so much, it's like a scene from my head or something <3
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Amazingly evocative
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NightofFaith Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am very much wowed by this painting.
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ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Beautiful work again! Just so much to see & admire!
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Violet-Wynd Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
This is so beautiful. Looking at your work inspires me to practice and get better.
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Life-of-Art Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Beautiful work, i love it :)
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MALFineArt Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Love your work....real creativity.
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mllemia Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! : )
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