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Fig. 436 by RichardLeach Fig. 436 by RichardLeach
Exploded view.

Paper and film collage on playing card, 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
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WordsAreMyWeakness May 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the colors on this one. <3
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RichardLeach May 29, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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WordsAreMyWeakness Jun 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Of course!
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TheMadMulatto Jan 16, 2010
:wave: HEY!!
What I am about to write in no way is meant to describe or assume your feelings as the creator, nor am I suggesting in any way that my view of this piece is anywhere near correct and should not be taken as a critique.

Instead, I am helping a friend of mine understand what I see in this and why I am so emotionally moved:



It says "Temperment is important. but life...
Exploded view"

This means to me that is it good to have a control of yourself
but there is no control for life.
The film at the top represents your life and at this point,
the film has been torn - life either is destroyed by the uncontrolable, or it ceases and ends in death which we can do
nothing about.

It could mean that No matter what you do to better yourself,
it could all be for nothing.

Thank you. :)
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RichardLeach Jan 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
ML, thanks so much for this careful reading of the piece. I have to refrain from saying, "Yeah, you got it" because even to me the piece remains somewhat open. But - yeah, everything you got is there. I really appreciate this comment, and hope it speaks to your friend. :hug:
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TheMadMulatto Jan 17, 2010
It really didn't

but that means I attract good peers.
They are free thinkers, respect me enough
to disagree and show me things I could not have arrived at in my own head alone.

Turns out I read art the way a child puts on his
father's shoes.
Clumby and curious but wanting to "get there"
through being there -
my heart is the intake valve.
This taints my view whereas my friend has a crisp
clarity I'll never stop marveling at -
his air filter is his intake.

Glad it was your piece and a few others that were
the ones to bring about powerful learning curves
for the boths of us.
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RichardLeach Jan 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
That's very generous and I appreciate it a lot.

I'll just add - for me, any way of slowing down and taking time with a piece of art, whether from the heart or head or anywhere else, is a good thing. Engagement, beyond the fast, "I like it" or "I don't like it." Though I'm not discounting those, they're the way in - and maybe what we come back to later.
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TheMadMulatto Jan 17, 2010
SO deep. I LOVE when this happens :love:
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RichardLeach Jan 18, 2010   Traditional Artist
:aww:
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goatheadcorp Jan 9, 2010
this artwork has been featured here : [link]

hope you dont mind :)
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