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Reflections by AlectorFencer Reflections by AlectorFencer
Reflections has now a music piece by Fox Amoore too that interprets the profound feeling of the image: [link]


Somewhere between these two worlds, exists the a whole person - divided. Somewhere between dream and waking.

A part of them trapped, just beneath the surface. A forlorn acceptance to their existence; and only the freedom that sleep can provide will relieve that burden. There is a profound resignation, a deep sorrow that swims in their eyes. It is unlike a fresh wound; new and painful. It is not a wound that bleeds. Nor a wound that strikes with agony. But a rancorous thing. A burden endured. An old regret; one that suffocates and slowly constricts. Each breath, harder to take. And like gravity, it is a crippling inevitability - resigned to the fact. Trapped, just beneath the surface. With only their reflection to remind them.

A tiredness that wishes only for respite.

The eyes speak loudly; as much with their presence as with their absences.

Where the eyes tell a story of burden and a resignation to the point of sorrow - there is a profoundness in the release of sleep; a reflection of their desire. The freedom there in, beyond the confines and the suffocating existence of what lies behind those eyes. There is peace. A respite from the arduous reflection that never seems to change. Until sleep comes. Until one is made whole again where the boarders of sleep and waking blur and meld.

The reflection, one of resignation transforms, the dream becoming the real, past the curtain of the surface. Past the reflections of sadness. A projection into another world, one that is neither bound by limitations of heart nor impediments of the body. A place where two parts are made one and all things are possible.

A world of burden forgotten; the freedom of dream.

- WanderingPariah


A speedpainting of a simple idea that came to mind.

Thanks a lot to :iconwanderingpariah:who wrote this wonderful column about reflecting the image content. :)
Thanks a lot to Fox Amoore for the interpretation of this painting with a wonderful piano play: [link]
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ankanyam Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
I don't know, but when I see this one, I'm thinking in this song (forgetting the title, just its sound) =>…

It's also by Fox Amoore. I love how he sounds.
Mnaau Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it! Its heart Breaking Heart
Rorrah Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Wow. Astonishing. Wonderful. Catching. Just love it.
WaywardQueen Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How does one even? :o
GhostWolfHybrid Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
woah! in a way this is extremely fascinating!!
Unreal-Forever Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excelente expresión la de esta pintura, Muy buen trabajo.
BlysseRei Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This piece is beautiful, like a striking amount of your work, and it speaks volumes without a word
Zak05 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful work :heart:
VinceTheBloodWolf Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Very nice and relates to seeing yourself for who you are and not a cover..........
shiroyuki-hime Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh fuck, that is lovely!!! :heart:
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