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She Raised Drowned Eyes. by RetaeaNicole She Raised Drowned Eyes. by RetaeaNicole
This is actually a fairly large piece... done on paper which was later applied to black matboard...
Mixed media... ink and watercolour.
I think this was the last assignment of the year in my Painting and Drawing class...
I don't remember what it exactly was... but I know it had to be a self portrait, possibly creating our figure/face out of things that make us who we are.
So I used a mirror and drew the figure... added in the ink... added in the words on the right... and then the watercolor [ I'm partial to splatterpainting. ;) ]

The top says my quote, Expect Nothing and Everything.
Around the figure, the symbols each mean a word. It's take me a while, but I'm pretty sure I can still figure out what it says. I know most of it but some of the symbols are hard to decipher. I'd rather not put a translation here though.

On the right, it says:

"He held out his hands, more sacred than any god, and the rivers pledged devotion to him.
She raised drowned eyes to find two worlds, and there was at once, her needed serenity."


... A lot of deep and personal meaning, this piece has.

Edit, November 03, 2005:
Wow. I think I'm imagining/hallucinating this and I don't really have a DD, but... just in case I do, thank you ~wallgallery for suggesting my piece, and ^oedalis for giving it a chance. :heart:. Much love to you, and to anyone who views this.

...Adieu.
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She Raised Drowned Eyes. by =RetaeaNicole. Pour over this. ( Suggested by wallgallery and Featured by oedalis )
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ShadowHae Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
beautiful.

also, guess who this is?
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jonskow Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
WOAAAAAAAR!!!!! :wow: Unbelievable!!
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jonskow Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
WOAAAAAAAR!!!!! :wow: Unbelievable!!
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MandyTrimm Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
This is brilliant, Heath. I had no idea you did this kind of work. Next time I come over you have to show me how you make pretties!
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kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very fascinating piece
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RetaeaNicole Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007  Student Photographer
Thank you very much. =)
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bibble Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006  Professional General Artist
wow this is stunning
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RetaeaNicole Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006  Student Photographer
=) Thank you very much. For your comment, and the +fav. :heart:.
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bibble Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2006  Professional General Artist
very welcome miss
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Darkened-Like-You Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2006
beautiful.... really :) Im in love with that piece of poetry
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RetaeaNicole Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006  Student Photographer
:aww:. Thank you.
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betrayed-heart Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2005
head spins off neck... hehe like it very much
*hugs* congrats
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RetaeaNicole Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005  Student Photographer
Lol. Thank you, love. :aww:. :hug:.
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davidAwarren Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
I read what that box said before I even scrolled down far enough to read it in the description.
I think I fell in love with this just now.
-david
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davidAwarren Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
I need to finish looking through your gallery.
-david
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RetaeaNicole Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005  Student Photographer
=). I'm glad you enjoy it. Thank you. :heart:
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nephely Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i adore everything that concerns black'n'white stripes with red colour:heart: beautiful=]
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RetaeaNicole Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005  Student Photographer
:aww: Thank you much.
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Subaqueous Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005  Student General Artist
So few comments. Bah!
I love the (made up?) symbols hovering around the head, like an aura.. I cannot figure it out though. Oh well.. another mystery I need to stick my nose in ^_o Lurvley work!
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RetaeaNicole Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2006  Student Photographer
Thank you very much. :heart:
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lehsam Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005
this makes me happy
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RetaeaNicole Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005  Student Photographer
:aww:. I'm glad.
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DangerDog Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005
Very cool. The words are very piercing, I love them. And the striped things floating around are a nice touch... They remind me of socks. haha... :) good work.
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RetaeaNicole Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2006  Student Photographer
Thank you so much. :hug:
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Xcomment Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005
So much to say, but not with words.

But I need to warn you, yes you're hallucinating, wake up wake up!
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RetaeaNicole Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005  Student Photographer
x_x. Meep.

And. Thank you for commenting. =).
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cees4n Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005
I just simply love it !

The colors and the line art are so beautiful ...
great job.
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RetaeaNicole Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005  Student Photographer
:heart:. Thank you.
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67shadesofgrey Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005  Student General Artist
great piece... congrats on the DD!
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RetaeaNicole Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005  Student Photographer
:aww: Thank you much.
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Kyndelfire Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005  Professional Photographer
Congrats, hun! You deserve it! :hug:
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RetaeaNicole Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005  Student Photographer
:heart:. Thank you. =).

:hug:.
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kris-wilson Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005  Professional General Artist
I love it.All sorts of activity in it. Very good job,soul sista.
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RetaeaNicole Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005  Student Photographer
Heh. :aww:

Well, thank you. =).
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krry Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005
heh. i distracted you while you made this.
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RetaeaNicole Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2005  Student Photographer
=).
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Webb97 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005
This is so freakin cool and it looks even better with the full view. The details are great and almost a bit occult or whatever you wanna call it.
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RetaeaNicole Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005  Student Photographer
=). Thank you for your comment. :aww:.
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Hyphens-are-shweet Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005
I just shed a tear. Thank you.
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RetaeaNicole Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005  Student Photographer
...:heart:. I'm glad my piece had an affect on you.
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Mooseh Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005  Professional Photographer
That's a really nice piece. I'm not particularly big on abstract, but this is just.. awesome.

I read what you wrote, and it sent shivers up my spine.. I know that feeling (just swap the positions of the male and female and hey presto..)

:+fav: Congratulations on the DD, you truely deserved it :)
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RetaeaNicole Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005  Student Photographer
Thank you for the lovely comment. I'm glad you enjoyed my piece. :aww:

:hug:.
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nayomi-chan Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005
It's so abstract; I'm having a hard time absorbing it all. XD Congrats on the DD my dear. =)
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RetaeaNicole Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005  Student Photographer
:D. Thank you. :hug:.
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mirroredtruths Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005
You totally deserve the DD, Heather. I've been thinking so for a long time. Congratulations.
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RetaeaNicole Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2005  Student Photographer
Thank you, love. I greatly appreciate your comment.
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pinkcookie Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005
congrats on the dd, totaly deserved:nod: :)
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RetaeaNicole Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2005  Student Photographer
:heart: Thank you.
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XLegendProtocolX Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005
O_O... D0WnL0Ad3D!!! That is a very very neat p1x0r you have there!!!
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RetaeaNicole Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2005  Student Photographer
:XD: Thanks. :nod:
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