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Postby ehoeveler » Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:58 am

Other victims of Sierra Leone blood bath. (early 90s' to 1999)
I tried to convey their inner strength maintained throughout
the horror and chaos of that war. I am part of an art benefit
to get funding for Sierra Leone hospital project.
EH
Hi Joe; I've re-sized and sharpened.
Your thoughts... EH
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Postby Singular » Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:30 pm

Hey buddy,
Do you by chance have a larger version of this image? I can't quite make out all of the detail and it looks very interesting.

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Postby Singular » Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:37 pm

By enlarging, I think we lost some of the detail, but anyway... I think it is very powerful. The contrast is very nice. The color choice is wonderful. The texture is very good. It has a mysterious quality about is too.

Do you have a digital camera? If so, could you possibly take another picture and change the preferences to highest quality so the file size is larger. I would love to see this on a larger scale without distorting it (resizing).

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Postby Singular » Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:55 pm

Hey EH,
I put your new image in this thread to consolidate. It looks great.
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Postby ehoeveler » Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:21 pm

Thanks, Joe; I greatly appreciate the feedback and help.
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:51 pm

At 1st one can see 3 figures. The other figures begin to appear. Then the change to what they are made of. As the skulls look on from the rear. The viewer can see the it is the stinch of death that builds the figures. And they we have come to murder and stand in triumph as the bodies lay rotting in the sun. A gripping work. A work not compelled out of want. But of fear and anger and a longing for it not to be so. Thier are some who can trun away from the pain and sorrow in this world we have built. Thier are some who cannot.
Perfection is what drives an artist.
The inability to achieve perfection is what creates a work of art.
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Postby Erika Takacs » Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:40 pm

Hi EH,

I see three figures marching at me with body parts missing, but they're still walking, they're still marching, like a living conscience. That's what I see - and that's what is so great about it, it can be interpreted in many different ways.

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Postby ehoeveler » Wed Feb 07, 2007 2:37 am

Thank you, Joe , John and Erika; Your input means alot. ehoeveler
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Postby Michaelblade » Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:59 pm

Could you do one pertaining to our Americans that are coming home unwholely?
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Postby Michaelblade » Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:41 am

I'll do one myself.Your painting is very abstract for what it stands for.The one I do will be done with an outdated photoshop program.And as always,God will guide my hand.Kind of like an editor and censor.It might take awhile because I have bills to pay and have to work on getting money right now.As long as there is war and starvation,humans have failed and will keep being failures until there is peace and cornucopia.
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You inspired me

Postby Michaelblade » Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:41 pm

That never happens.But I'm thinking about it alot.I just had some good jobs come in today so now I can start sooner.
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Postby DLKeur » Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:21 pm

Very impressive work.
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