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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:
All other images and textures were photographed and scanned by me.
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Given 2007-03-22
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 )
BojanPapic Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
It is interesting
Autisticmatt Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Wow- great lighting and use of positive and negative space- plus a fantastic concept!
adni18 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Excellent work! :thumbsup:
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IVP30 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Patastic Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Very surreal.
shoppingduckling Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
ooooo very intersting :)
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
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.
Me-in-black Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
Genius!! Amazing work! I AM SO ADDING THIS TO MY FAVS!
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