29 May 2007 • 1,287 views
I must remove my skin - to see belief in your eyes
Do you not know that there comes a midnight hour when every one has to
throw off his mask? Do you believe that life will always let itself be
mocked? Do you think you can slip away a little before midnight in
order to avoid this? Or are you not terrified by it? I have seen men in
real life who so long deceived others that at last their true nature
could not reveal itself;... In every man there is something which to a
certain degree prevents him from becoming perfectly transparent to
himself; and this may be the case in so high a degree, he may be so
inexplicably woven into relationships of life which extend far beyond
himself that he almost cannot reveal himself. But he who cannot reveal
himself cannot love, and he who cannot love is the most unhappy man of
all. ~ Soren Kierkegaard
This is one of the hardest, most intensive pieces I've ever created. Initially captured in a photograph - the wall, the man, the bandages and pose etc are real and my own vision created on top. There are hundreds of layers in this image - 4 weeks worth of work. It's one of my fave pieces of work. I wanted to create a vision of a lost soul - bound by society, chained and bound, blind and just another number - but being reborn through hope, his soul being set free.
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