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Flower Head by Decarabia69 Flower Head by Decarabia69
18 inches X 24 inches, acrylics on canvas.

This is another one of the paintings I did during my absence after my mother was diagnosed with cancer. It was more a mental distraction than an honest attempt and having served its purpose, I gessoed over it to use the canvas for something else.

It's strange to think I'm showing a painting that no longer exists, and the parallels one could draw between such a painting and the life of a person is noteworthy.
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Rzj Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
It's a very interesting thing overpainting one for the reason you described. I believe it was a action from the heart, which never can be a wrong thing :)
Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Thank you, Rosanne! I guess the best thing about it is that I got to keep the painting (here in dA) AND I get to reuse the canvas. :)
Rzj Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
that's great yeh!
poisonedrose Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
I love seeing faces alongside nature. Totally my cup of tea!
Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Yes, humans too often forget of their most essential connections in this life, don't they? Thanks for your comment.
erinlee Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
This painting lives on virtually.
Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Yes, and I'm actually glad I took the photo before covering it up.
erinlee Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
So that we still get to see it.
dawno Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
Wow. Does this pot-head exist? Or is this something out of your head?
I had a friend who had a really creepy-looking pot-heat once... crazy that under certain conditions, the thing would start talking and follow you around with its eyes.
Under your own circumstances, though, I don't know if a pot-head like that would be very comforting...
I hope everything is okay with you.
Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
No, it was just something I made up. It's sort of my take on how transient our life and our health is - notice how the flower head pot is full of life and greenery? There is a crack in the flower head signifying the beginning of the end for it. It's also staring at the transparent glass bowl full of dead twigs. I wanted this to somehow draw the parallel between life and death. The scenery out the window shows that life goes on no matter what happens indoors.
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