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A detailed version of the left 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 left image is an expression of terror or fear and the possibility to grow from that as it merges with the right diptych image.
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 12"x15"

Quote in image:
"One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter."
~James Earl Jones

Thank you to the resurgere team for providing three of the integrated textures and smoke:
[link]
All other images and textures were photographed and scanned by me.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2008-03-09
One cannot help but to be capticated by this image. May Fear be a gateway to ~ratpat13's gallery of surreal delight. ( Suggested by monatorgersen and Featured by IreneLangholm )
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IR3M Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
dope
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:iconacemonify:
acemonify Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012   Digital Artist
The only thing you have to fear is fear itself...and spiders. Fuck spiders.
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:iconchrisroyal:
CHRISROYAL Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
moving..
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:iconhaley-hutcherson:
haley-hutcherson Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very deep
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Hoysted Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Hi RatPat,

I'm looking for talented designers such as yourself to craft surreal prints suitable for printing on T-Shirts. If you are interested please let me know. You will be compensated for your skills $$.

Kind Regards

Samuel Hoysted
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Hoysted Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Hi Ratpat,

I am looking for talented artists such as yourself to create a range of surreal 'all over' sublimated die shirts. If you are interested please contact me at samuel.hoysted@gmail.com. Of course you will be compensated for your skills $$

Regards

Sam
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simoneheld Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
you've been featured here: [link]
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:icondrpeppertime:
drpeppertime Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student General Artist
beautiful
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PRDarkAngel Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
This reminds me of Dave McKean who did the art on the covers of The Sandman by Neil Gaiman. I liked those covers, and I like this. Very well done.
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faynrith Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Incredible!
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:iconbubbletop13:
BubbleTop13 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful beautiful peace. It has greatly inspired the work i am doing at the moment, i will put a reference to it in my work :)
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Bflakes4986 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
can I use this for a project for my digital imaging class? I will not distribute this and I won't claim it as my own, I am just using it for a Poster.

Thanks,
Brandon.
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:iconross-x68:
Ross-X68 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice.
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:iconchihire:
Chihire Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this is so amazing :wow:
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:iconbubforever:
bubforever Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
awesome!
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EllenMarie1708 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
amazing, erie, creepy, ...in awe!!
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:iconfiqkcia:
fiqkcia Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent !!
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:iconxoxshewrote:
xOxSheWrote Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
this is really COOL!!! and is pieced together beautifully!
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this
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:iconlaycass:
laycass Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
wicked!
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:iconramolen:
RAMOLEN Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
wow. *speechless
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LuciferxFatality666 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Ooh very deep, metaphoric and slightly satirical.. :heart:
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:iconsunsetonthebeach:
SunsetontheBeach Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
That's disturbing. At first I thought he was stabbing hs already wounded eye with a knife.
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:iconconsciousspace:
consciousspace Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
this is awesome
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:iconratpat13:
ratpat13 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconkatkill:
katkill Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
great work!I would love to see it here...[link]
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:iconfudaryli:
fudaryli Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
featured here [link]
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:iconloverangel:
Loverangel Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
wow. this is so weird.
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:iconratpat13:
ratpat13 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Lol, thanks.
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AkitoSouma Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This reminds me of M.C. Escher's style, he's my favorite artist. ^^ I'm really amazed to see this level of expertise, it just blows my mind to think that someone can do this by manipulating a photo... Wish I had some kind of criticism to offer, but I'm not too knowledgeable about this kind of art. All I can say is "Amazing!" And I will be keeping an eye out for more. :)
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ratpat13 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much
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jaymuff Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
!!!!!!
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:iconfeltrim:
feltrim Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello.
This has been included in my feature for the week. Here [link] & here
[link]
Thanks for sharing your fantastic artwork with us
:worship::worship: :worship::worship: :worship::worship:
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Ealiaine Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured here: [link] :love:
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TheMadMulatto Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
STUNNING!! :O
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Spidergirl21 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow
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soulkyrie Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009   Digital Artist
Hi this has been featured in my journal as part of features for the week show-casing surreal art :)
[link]
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:iconmadxkitten:
madxkitten Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
wow. this is brilliant! :O
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:icongablet:
gablet Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
This is amazing. It is powerful and moving. Nice work. No, amazing work.
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Ancient-Hoofbeats Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Student General Artist
You've been featured in an article called "A Gift to Deviants, Part 2"! [link]
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5835178 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
nice design and concept
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:iconvastudio:
vastudio Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
crazy.. i like this one.. :)
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Sangiev Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
Your wonderful piece has been featured in my latest Journal right here : [link]
So congratz :P Be glad if you could come visit and maybe comment if you liked it :) Or to show your support,

With all respects,
Sangiev
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echovald Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008   Digital Artist
Very surreal
Excellent work.
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:iconis-blind:
is-blind Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008   Photographer
featured :heart: -> [link]
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catealist Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
I saw this image yesterday and as I sat this morning I realized it exemplified exactly what I was feeling..a sense of unraveling...well done.
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0Dreamy4Me Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008   Artisan Crafter
I especially like the words you added to it. :omg: It is an interesting picture...i like the textures in it and the hand pulling down the eye. Hehe,...i am not a fan of horror, though, for i have experienced much of it in my OWN Life. (ugh). Maybe someday i will write a book, and become a millionare! LOL...
come check out the jewelry i design and make! Comments are always welcome. :sun:
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xOHHOx Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
amazing job ^^
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spasquini Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, I managed an italian art-zine, called Chiamata alle Arti, that each two months collects artworks around the world, fitting the same theme.
You can read more deeply about it, here: [link]

Next issue's theme, deadline 15th July, is Fear and I would like to show to our readers, also this work.
Obviously the work will be credited, with your name or nick, with link to email and/or website, with your comments, if you wish.

Contact me for more details. You can see all past issues of the artzine, here: [link]
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