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Abyss by hypnothalamus Abyss by hypnothalamus

When you gaze too much into the abyss
You start seeing a reflection of yourself
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Apeman-ty Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful piece. It reminds me of a quote from Fernando Pessoa.
"We never know self-realization. We are two abysses--a well staring at the sky."

Lately I've been trying to discover why I decided to "become" an artist in the first place. My only answer had something to do with a compulsion to be good at something, until I discovered your paintings. Now there are a lot of people out there who dig deep into their minds (or maybe their creativity just boils up closer to the surface) and come up beautiful, provocative paintings, but by chance, yours have hit me at just the right wavelength. I especially love this piece, and I'm reminded what is so wonderful about art. The puzzles you create--the conversations between the hemispheres of the brain--are delightful. And sometimes nauseating. And I think that's great.
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hypnothalamus Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
for me art, this type of art, has always been THE most expansive way of evolving, to stretch my mind beyond what is/seems to be
and of course in is many other things as well... but this is, I think, the most important

thanks for the quote, think I heard it somewhere before, but it's always nice to be reminded of it
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forgotmypen Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very eerie, but super interesting. Love it though. Fantastic shading, concept, and use of color. Really enough to make a person stop and think.
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cosmicplasm Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Way out! I love It!
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osiristheghost Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
damn concept.. mind blowing.
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IMDSound Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Creepily good. Keep up the good work!!
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cacolu Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This reminds me of the final boss of the game "Catherine." So trippy. Simple color effects really did make this picture POP! Beautiful detail, also.
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MGRESA Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student General Artist
genial
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buhobotija Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Strong work... a little weird but fantastic. No one can remain indifferent.
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MR-chan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic!
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Snail-Lord Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
+1 Reminds me of the borgs
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leppakakaklifoth Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very creative
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GilPires Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
THUMBS UP!
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jlta Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Artist
this is great. really creative
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Amrock Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Filmographer
Oh wow...man, this is fantastic.
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LeonFoxwings Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
awesome work :D
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Coulicath Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is amazing
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mrgomez509 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
I Like!
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tsitra00 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Greedy and self-destroying. Is that what this character sees in the abyss?
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MatoMiArte Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student General Artist
woow, strong picture
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Catsandra04 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love it!
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FollowinTheBlackBird Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent work!
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iLaughAtYourSmile Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It feels like 1984.
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VaderKitty Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student General Artist
This art, and the statement in your description just sum so many emotions. It's moving. Congratulations.
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yeliriley Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lemmings that rip my flesh?
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HarveyDentMustDie Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply amazing... :clap::clap::clap:
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mypoptart Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student General Artist
It really really hurts.
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GreyDevil13 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well, I can see the modified Nietzsche quote, but I can't see the picture. Says the image is broken.
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hypnothalamus Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
will try to reupload, for me it works
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GreyDevil13 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I see it now. Glorious.
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Liamsen Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You sir are so freakin amaizing. I get inspired from every freakin picture you make. Highly incredible!
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LaughtonMcCry Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student General Artist
I like mice. take care :]
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alexlewis Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Lives up to its name!!
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