wakenthedead

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photoblog image I must remove my skin - to see belief in your eyes

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

Model: Freak
Photographer: WakentheDead
Artwork: WakentheDead


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.

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

Model: Freak
Photographer: WakentheDead
Artwork: WakentheDead


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.

comments (11)

  • Jobe
  • North UK
  • 29 May 2007, 00:35
I'm surprised no one else has commented on this as it is an absolutely stunning piece.

It's easy to see the amount of time and effort you have put in. The smoke effect is simply amazing, it blends effortlessly with the main image without overpowering it. I love how you have kept the rust and integral part of the centre of the image, the fusion of man and metal.

It's about time a major company was picking you up for some serious top level work, you certainly have the skills...

Jobe : )
Lisa WakentheDead: Any major companies can feel free lol - at the moment it's all just done as a personal project. More on the way. smile
this is definitely a masterpiece of Art!!! Speechless. When you said hundreds of layers and a month of work. I knew I could expect soemthing extraordinary, but you have exceeded my highest expectation, I already became a fan earlier, you just rose to super stardom in my eyes.

Simply amazing!!!
Lisa WakentheDead: I think I may have peaked to early now patrick, how am I going to keep you amused for the rest of the month. lol. Thanks for stopping by.
  • Peter
  • 29 May 2007, 08:37
simply brilliant..............
Lisa WakentheDead: thank you peter.
  • Cyan
  • 29 May 2007, 22:10
enrapturing
Lisa WakentheDead: thanks cyan
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa, currently Wales
  • 29 May 2007, 22:41
Having read your profile write up and looked through your archive, you are definitely achieving your objective of sustainable timeless artworks.This kind of talent deserves much wider recognition Lisa and I for one, certainly hope and wish that you get it. Many kind regards, Neil.
Lisa WakentheDead: Thats so kind neil, it's really touching. Thank you. x
Best yet Lisa and easily deserving all the praise above. Masterpiece. Jose
Lisa WakentheDead: Thanks hunny smile
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 30 May 2007, 01:07
wonderful piece of work which was worth all the effort. the forearms are my favourite bits.
Lisa WakentheDead: thanks for your comment nev!
  • Lilith
  • Through the looking glass
  • 31 May 2007, 14:18
Stunning, so glad you joined Shutterchance. Your pictures like this are a real treat.
  • Eli
  • 6 Jun 2007, 16:41
Reminds me of the works of Alberto GarcĂ­a-Alix (but wih technology) back in his heroin days.

Eli
  • liam
  • plettenberg bay
  • 13 Dec 2007, 17:21
ART!!!!! seriously well done and a inspirational piece of work!
  • DrAW!
  • nigeria
  • 5 May 2008, 11:31
i'm sure the wachowski brothers would've loved to meet you
likeyed

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