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Harmful Insight by pseudo-manitou Harmful Insight by pseudo-manitou
Behavioral evolution developed defenses against even the constructive insights meant to better us as individuals.

This was not fluke, nor is it a fault in the human equation. Such insights carry a weight that hits so hard, a buffer is necessary to preserve each of our personal identities from total collapse. The insight becomes a revelation to the existence of a problem. And we must process that problem first, before we acknowledge it, due to the challenge it represents to our lives. Beautiful, helpful, intelligent, panic inducing, harmful, ugly, and catastrophic -- insights should only be given with great care... (something I have no skill at doing, myself.)
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Another screen print in the plan here -- orange, black, and a non-opaque white for the lenses.
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Wisteria24 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student
Really nice work! Reminds me of my favorite J.D. Salinger quotation: “I say the true artist seer, the heavenly fool, who can and does produce beauty, is mainly dazzled to death by his own scruples, the blinding shapes and colors of his own sacred human conscience,” (from "Seymour an Introduction").
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
...an odd association to make.

And I'm fairly certain I disagree with the statement. An artist should be able to grasp the artistic visions of others, and hold it in higher regard till they process it into their own vision. This would hardly make any held scruples "sacred", more like... the borrowed wisdom of others with their interpretation. Being an artist with intent is more like playing catch-up with society, and helping others to do the same.

I think Salinger is describing a self-absorbed person, artist or not, yet he still attributes this to artists while being an artist in his own right. Or maybe he was self-depreciating. I would not know. I've barely touched on his literature.

I'll have to think more about this...
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exquisiteoath Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student General Artist
On the topic of insights; I truly believe that the most effective tool is to suggest questions that a person may wish to ask themselves, and then leave them to their own devices. This is what I try to do with my own art; and I often fail, but that's the goal.

On the topic of composition; I think you've created quite an effective visual metaphor that the viewer can explore to take away the themes you intended without hammering them over the head and it looks cool so I think you've done exactly what you wanted.
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Jojon3g Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Cool background ^^. How do you made it??
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
The image is assembled in Adobe Illustrator. I used a grid to draw in straight lines in equal distances. Beyond that, it's boring to describe.
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DepartmentM Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is absolute genius!
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