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Garden of Giants by zancan Garden of Giants by zancan
Tears for Joy in the Garden of Giants
Digital painting

(details and close-ups here )

I had this thought one day about the fact that feelings belong to oneself, and that it was foolish to pretend being able to share. Later I found that maybe, thanks to art, their was a possibility for the sharing to happen.
As an artist, I consider it's my mission to give shape and color to feelings that otherwise are trapped within an individual. With time I turned to be a quite "romantic" person, in the literary definition of the term, i.e. a person who is fascinated by the spectacle of his own feelings.
In the immense diversity of emotions one can feel, I choose to extract a striking and rare one and turn it to spectacle. This emotion is a joy so immense that it makes cry tears; smiling and weeping at the same time, the widest range of behaviors concentrated in one single emotion.

**edit october 2009**
You really have to read the detailed analysis that *sequentialscott wrote about the painting .
It is extremely fluid in the writing, thorough in the analysis, and insightful even for myself. I can't thank him enough for the great honor it was to receive such quality work and honoring attention.
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Given 2009-01-18
Garden of Giants by `zancan really brings out the true talent of this artist. The joy and emotion in this image is so overwhelming and awesome that its almost scary. Wonderful painting with beautiful details and lighting. Fascinating! ( Suggested by EvenstarDesign and Featured by cosmosue )
Tym-G-S Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
FiaDeSpiderFLower Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  New member
How stunning and lovely. I didn't know what direction I wanted to take my story in and this helped with my writers block! 
SteamHead1880 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How stunning!
rbow Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Wonderful work!!!
PyrianAssassin Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Paudraic Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very imaginative.
JAFNOVA Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very cool. Kinda reminds me of the "Botanical Building" in Balboa Park in San Diego, CA.
Tuiteyfruity Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
really!? I need to go there then!
kelseyganous Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
It is amazing, I love that everything is so elongated
danydiniz Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very gorgeous!
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