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Hope by ratpat13 Hope by ratpat13
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:
[link]
All other images and textures were photographed and scanned by me.
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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." ( Suggested by FreakyBabe and Featured by fourteenthstar )
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BojanPapic Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Please accept submission of this piece to:
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It will make a great addition to our group gallery.
Make sure You visit us, best regards! :D
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jafarsky Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
It is interesting
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Autisticmatt Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Wow- great lighting and use of positive and negative space- plus a fantastic concept!
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adni18 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Excellent work! :thumbsup:
It will be great if you join our group DA-Premium! [link]
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IVP30 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Wow!
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:iconpatastic:
Patastic Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Very surreal.
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shoppingduckling Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
ooooo very intersting :)
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TheHeirIbreathe Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
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
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ratpat13 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist
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.
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Me-in-black Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
Genius!! Amazing work! I AM SO ADDING THIS TO MY FAVS!
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ratpat13 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thanks
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Me-in-black Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
Hey, you desire it. Don't thank me.
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Triluna Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Friggin Awesome!!!!
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Chiamata-alle-Arti Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
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 .
thanks
The team

You can see all past editions here:
[link]
The deadline for this issue is the 15th of December, 2009.
send to: caa@psdrevolution.it
Your personal data:
- Name and/or nickname - Email and/or URL of your site
- your permission to use the images both for the use on the CAA and to advertize the CAA projects themselves.
File types (no animation) at least 1800 pixels on longer side:
JPG, GIF and PNG or TIF, TGA, EPS, BMP, WMF, EMF compressed with ZIP or RAR (max 6 Mb).

more info: [link]
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d-arkangels Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
this is great
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catherinemercier Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
I loooove that!
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ratpat13 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thanks
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eternalweirdmiracle Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
WOW
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Yagmurkokusu Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
Featured here <[link]
Million thanks
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ratpat13 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
hey,

thanks for the feature, it is really appreciated.
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Hauseck Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
it is so beautiful...
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fudaryli Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
you've been featured in my news article, "when the noir involve surreal" [link] fave it if you like it
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AlexaYamosaka Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
Wow this is absolutely amazing! Excellent job!
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EoSean Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Well it has many meanings... let me find out one!
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AmberCrystalElf Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful piece! I have featured it here [link]
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falname Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
:clap::worship::clap:

featured [link] :rose:

lov it!!
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Varcolaci Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
speechless! love it very much! great work!
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desipride Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
ohh fuck dude. this is terrific :+fav:
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shaynoggle Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
Featured here... [link]
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shaynoggle Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
I love this and hope you don't mind me featuring it in my journal about hopelessness and hope. :)
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jussta Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, your art was featured in new Fridaylicious article: [link]

Hugs, Justa :)
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Hook-of-moon Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
it's great!
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aloverisforever Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
thats incredible
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fallensecrets Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow.. this is sooo incredible.. the uniqueness of it, the manipulation of the images and textures.. al amazing!!! :clap:
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ratpat13 Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Well thank you very much, i'm glad you enjoyed it.
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fallensecrets Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome!! :D
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imurpurpose Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
This work has been featured!
[link]
:wave:
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Beaulieu13 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
is the white round object an egg or seed?
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:iconratpat13:
ratpat13 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Its an egg but seeing it as a seed works just as well
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Beaulieu13 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
ok cool
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UnCaged-UnNamed Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008   Writer
wow, sometimes i get on DevArt just in case i might find something like this, this is the first thing like it i've found. it's something i find truly unique and refreshing, at the same time inspiring. thank you.
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SoulFullofEverything Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007
Definitely being faved.

I think I just feel in love with
the computer screen, simply because
of this picture.
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vet-elianoor Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
coool :)
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This deviation has been chosen as a feature of the week
on *Word-worth-1000-pics which is a community project
promoting artists on dA.
It has been found from the word : "SURREAL " :devart:
you can see it featured here: [link]

:bulletblue: To know how it works: [link]
:bulletblue: F.A.Q. : [link]
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FabioPanichi Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
DAMN .........
WOW!!!!
I'm speechles..
there are no words to say how beautiful is this work!
congrats!
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:iconratpat13:
ratpat13 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007  Student Digital Artist
thank you very much
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hehthar Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, nice. I've seen this at DVC. Very beautiful.
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:iconratpat13:
ratpat13 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007  Student Digital Artist
lol thanks, i think its been siting in that display case of months.
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panic-X001 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
truly amazing! Forgive me for respond to this artwork with such few words, but sir, i am proud to add this to my fav! keep up good work!
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geekydwarf Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007
"thought provoking" is right on... The art itself is great, and then when you see the meaning behind it... Makes you stop and sit down for a second.

Hope you never stop making these kinds of art/statements. Love the depth.
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