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I Fill Desert with Uselessness by zancan I Fill Desert with Uselessness by zancan
I evolve in the creative emptiness of my surroundings. Inspiration gone, my mind finds reasons to create in the shelter of my autistic world. All nude in this weak oasis and my feelings as well, I'm trapped in the jail that I silently build.
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This is oil on canvas. I used an airbrush fed with diltuted oil paint to paint the sky (there is nothing moe dirty than doing this). I made very few sketches before painting it. At the end I don't like it that much, it looks wonky to me, the hand and thigh on the right look ugly. But there is lot of meaning behind, i just hope you'll catch it.
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KuroKitsune999 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
is this seriously oil on canvas

oh my god

this is just too good

(never picks up a paintbrush ever again lol)
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MonsterH2O Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing.
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:icongirlwitharedballoon:
GirlWithARedBalloon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Student General Artist
the description... wow. i strive to write such a wonderous artist statement someday
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:iconthecoyoteking:
thecoyoteking Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
i love your art! You are my favorite painter I've discovered on here so far. I am asking for one of your paintings, the book, for my birthday! keep it up!
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zevl Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Interesting idea :clap:
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deem8811 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Nice
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MRZS-A-A Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Every night before i go to bed i scan through deviant art to find something that i can end my day with. This here has given me the most intense emotion that I've felt in a long time. The poem that goes along with this, the last sentence "All nude in this weak oasis and my feelings as well, I'm trapped in the jail that I silently build" that one sentence is sticking with me. Thank you so much for creating this its truly amazing.
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uulemnts Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012   Writer
It's almost like the figure is at once trapped by nature and at one with it. As if nature is this half broken thing one must struggle against and foster because nature is bound to us just as much as we are bound to it. The colors remind me of an early Michael Whelan painting. Beautiful.
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laurenbaboran Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
You really inspire me :) I'm definitely no artist -- I'm as talented as a bucket of sand and only enjoy looking. Your work is exquisite -- my very,very favorites.
And not just the quality of the work inspires me, but the fact that you are autistic. My little brother is as well, and I hope someday he can achieve his potential to sing as you have achieved your potential to become an artist.
Sorry I have no meaningful critique (as I said, I'm no artist) but I thought the feeling really came through in this piece. It touched my heart.
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AranelFealoss Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
I feel the same way since a long time.... Wish I could show this as magically and perfectly and desperately as you did.

As someone said before me... Yes, I can FEEL all your emotions (and they're mine, too. So it's easier.).
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icecrystalls Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
no words to describe it - but i feel it
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:iconcuretatiana:
curetatiana Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
real beautiful!!!
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NunoWho Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Speachless
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sanafaye Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
oh wow!! im so in love with your art! ^__^
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NunoWho Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Student General Artist
INDEED
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Mirages-art Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
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iatecthulhu Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Your artwork is really lovely.
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BlueAngelLdy Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Very expressive !
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anaPhenix Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Feature :heart: [link]
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:iconbluemo0on:
bluemo0on Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really nice work :love:
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist
Featured here: [link]
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vampire0knight0 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
I can't imagine how did you paint such a masterpece!
though it's sad how moany people are also caged and lonely, no mather if it's mentaly or fisicaly...
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KaiGalPH Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
and again I'll say you're very talented!!
but i have a question..what is the brown thing behind him..?
the thing with the rings(?) i think :P
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PandaMech Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
im sure its a fish check out his other masterpieces they appear elsewhere
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:iconuseless257:
Useless257 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
It's fantastic!
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AEONFLAX Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
are brilliant
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RuxandraLache Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! :aww:
I wanted to let you know that this beautiful piece was featured in my article here [link]
If possible, please fav the article to give more exposure to the wonderful works featured.
Thank you and Happy Holidays!
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stigiophobia Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
great work
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KeidaHattori Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
i like the use of blues and greens,it makes the rest of the painting pop out at you. it reminds me of a piece i saw at the university of arizona art museum that used orange and yellow to create the illusion that the painting itself was giving off light.
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Melanctha-thoughts Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Amaziong work ... Congratulations (:
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littlescorpy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
Beautiful, both in image and in meaning.
you really pulled it off...
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:iconashlaran:
Ashlaran Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010   Writer
trapped in the desert of my own... a feeling i know very well. good work, it does talk deeply to me :)
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ChristmasRose16 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Student General Artist
There's so much emotion and feeling behind it, the desolation, the buliding of walls....just brilliant. The colors, the lighting and composition are awesome!
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beachelf Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
:iconthumbsupplz: Awesome!
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Ada666pounder Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
perfect!
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rostislave Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
your autistic world? You're autistic? Or is that a typo?
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GothPhsychoGirl Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
your works are all good
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Essenclis Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm truly not trying to be perverted, maybe I misunderstood your description...

But, when I see this, I think of masturbation. "I'm trapped in the jail that I silently build" it seems too convenient that the newest branch he is building, (or what seems to me "the jail", since the other branches already built are slowly imprisoning him) is right where his genitals would be positioned. He seems fascinated yet bothered, disturbed.

Also, your comment caught my attention, ".. the hand and thigh on the right look ugly. But there is lot of meaning behind, i just hope you'll catch it." ... I think I may just be messing up your punctuation here. Were you just commenting on how accidentally they came out ugly? Or did you mean, the right hand IS ugly and there is meaning behind why its ugly?...

I could go on about what else I see... but I'm probably wrong :P... lol, Idunno, whatever.

You have amazing skills, all your pieces are beautiful! :D
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bamfandblueberry Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This image and your description are very moving. I'd also like to add that I'm very impressed by your transparency effect on the water. This is brilliant.
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guatolupae Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
wow this is absolutely amazing. i like the idea, i cant really put in words how it makes me feel. it makes me kinda feel like we should focus more on what our body and minds can do and focus on nature instead of putting all our time into working and pointless things that todays society had made important. I also like your fish you put in alot of your pieces
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shoesfx Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very inspiring
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Aikra-chan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
This is amazing, i see a lot of Dali in your work, especially this piece.
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profoundlyscrewedup Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
Before I clicked on full-screen view, I thought the blob of water this man is caressing was a dolphin's head. Which would mean that he was using the force of his spirit to turn an empty desert into a sea full of playing dolphins.

Even though I was wrong about the dolphin, I think I still understood the spirit of the painting. Creation is bringing beauty out of emptiness,transforming barrenness into plenty. Since art is a solitary activity, an artist can be trapped within his artistic world. His profound communication with others ironically reinforces his isolation. That could be the reason for the beautiful branches which hold the man trapped in place.

Thank you for this piece! It touched me deeply!
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profoundlyscrewedup Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
Before I clicked on full-screen view, I thought the blob of water this man is caressing was a dolphin's head. Which would mean that he was using the force of his spirit to turn an empty desert into a sea full of playing dolphins.

Even though I was wrong about the dolphin, I think I still understood the spirit of the painting. Creation is bringing beauty out of emptiness,transforming barrenness into plenty. Since art is a solitary activity, an artist can be trapped within his artistic world. His profound communication with others ironically reinforces his isolation. That could be the reason for the beautiful branches which hold the man trapped in place.

Thank you for this piece! It touched me deeply!
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evix77 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how you add the fish in a lot of your paintings. Does it mean something? My thought is thats your Zodiac Sign maybe? May I know the meaning?

~den den :kitty:
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lostin-transition Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
may i ask what is the meaning of the fish? ive noticed it in a lot of your paintings... :)
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:iconflippyjam:
flippyjam Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
you always have a fish in your paintings
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yunaselene Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
its kinda how i am feeling atm. this piece brings a lot of emotions up
great piece :)
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