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I am
but what I am
none cares or knows

Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:I Am
Username:Paree Paree
Uploaded:24 Nov 2009 - 8:35 PM
Tags:Digital art, Wildlife / nature
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Wonderful work !!

Chris

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bromley-smith
24 Nov 2009 - 9:56 PM

Nice work, a lovely image.
Tony

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Eviscera
Eviscera  81097 forum posts United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2009 - 10:31 PM

The path to salvation is but a transient one Paree , Each step to greater things !

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Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2009 - 11:19 PM

82 views and 3 comments whats going on
( i have started a forum thread
called views and unique views ? )

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Ganto
Ganto  8769 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2009 - 12:54 AM

I will hold my hand up, and say that I don't understand the title, but as a piece of digital/photoshop art, I like this a lot.
I hope you work with a fairly good pixel count, to make these images printable to a decent size!

P.

Last Modified By Ganto at 25 Nov 2009 - 12:59 AM

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2009 - 8:54 AM

Just a wonderful image
I must give you my readers award for this one
Barbara

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Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2009 - 8:59 AM

wow thank you so much Barbara,
it was an experimental try so really appreciate this award.
Smile Smile Smile
paree

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2009 - 9:02 AM

beautiful


Linda

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Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2009 - 9:12 AM

Thankyou Ganto,
i will explain for every one the title

John Claire is our local poet
he wrote the most beautiful poems that are really social history,
the poem
I AM
is one of his most favoured,
he was sent to a mental hospital,
(but recent thinking was he was actually depressed not mad )
and while he was there wrote some beautiful lines,

this is the poem he wrote about living there,

the man walking along in my image looked so fee and it made me think of the lines,
(i am
but what i am none cares or knows,)
so i call the image I aM


I AM

I am: yet what I am none cares or knows,
My friends forsake me like a memory lost;
I am the self-consumer of my woes,
They rise and vanish in oblivious host,
Like shades in love and death's oblivion lost;
And yet I am! and live with shadows tost

Into the nothingness of scorn and noise,
Into the living sea of waking dreams,
Where there is neither sense of life nor joys,
But the vast shipwreck of my life's esteems;
And e'en the dearest--that I loved the best--
Are strange--nay, rather stranger than the rest.

I long for scenes where man has never trod;
A place where woman never smil'd or wept;
There to abide with my creator, God,
And sleep as I in childhood sweetly slept:
Untroubling and untroubled where I lie;
The grass below--above the vaulted sky.

Last Modified By Paree at 25 Nov 2009 - 9:15 AM

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2009 - 10:03 AM

So very moving!!

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wicksy
wicksy  879 forum posts United Kingdom
25 Nov 2009 - 10:26 AM

Thanks for posting the poem -decided to take a look having seen the "thread" the poem really helps me to appreciate the image - it moves it from a good image to to something that is really expressive (perhaps I should have seen that all along but I can be a bit dim!)
Great work
Chris

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Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2009 - 10:47 AM


Quote: Thanks for posting the poem -decided to take a look having seen the "thread" the poem really helps me to appreciate the image - it moves it from a good image to to something that is really expressive (perhaps I should have seen that all along but I can be a bit dim!)
Great work
Chris

Chris the point you make is completely valid,
occasionally i give reading of my own poems,
i always explain what the poem is about first,
then
people can understand the words,
as in John poem ( i am )
the words take on a completely meaning if you know the story first.
we are not mind readers after are we lol
paree

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smile2
smile2  6
25 Nov 2009 - 10:50 AM

viewed, and commented, and clicked,
do i get a brownie point hee hee
Luci

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andmolliethedog
25 Nov 2009 - 11:52 AM

far far to deep for me....nit piccy bit the horizon[er if it has one..shows through the body which may not be ideal..but as the whole image is so surreal anyway does it matter....your work has def begun to leave the planet .....you need a gallery.

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2009 - 12:11 PM

This image has a poetry all its own. It is melancholy and sad...a human being drifting off into nothingness, dissolving into madness. Excellent and poignant work.

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aminnadi
aminnadi  5 Iran, Islamic Republic of
25 Nov 2009 - 2:07 PM

really wonderful & different shot!
mixing ripples,birds and nice colors!

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saraxxx
saraxxx  4 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2009 - 3:46 PM

Very striking love the emotion!

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Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2009 - 5:10 PM

thanks every one
apart from the cloths there is actually no sky or foreground to speak of
i made this image like this
i cut pieces of coloured card and scanned them into the computer,
then i smudges the colours together to make the sky, and changes the colour and did the same thing to make the grass,
then i cut out a strange tree shape twisted it and placed it onto the image,
the cloths on the man,
were originally a long dress on a hippy lady i cut and smudges it to look like a Chinese outfit,
then i placed the birds and faded them into the rest of it,
hope all this makes sense,

and just for the purists
no, its not a photograph,

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Robin_TB
Robin_TB  4191 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2009 - 8:55 PM

Following up on the thread! Its certainly an intriguing image, made better by the addition of the poem in full, for me it gives the image a depth that it didn't quite have on its own. I like the idea of using poetry as am inspiration and creating an image on the emotions evoked. You could take the same poem, give it to a group of people and every image/photo/artwork produced would be completely different.
Fascinated also by the technique you used, I wouldn't have guessed it! Looking at your portfolio it seems that this 'experiment' sits nicely with the rest of your work. Looking forward to seeing more.

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Mgd
Mgd  5 Poland
25 Nov 2009 - 9:19 PM

Smile beauty

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collywobles
26 Nov 2009 - 8:56 AM

Beautiful - I love image manipulation of this quality. Your PF is also outstanding.

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
26 Nov 2009 - 6:26 PM

Fine creation !!!

cor.

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Cronk
Cronk  9 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2009 - 7:22 PM

I love those textures! Highly original work with top class expertise.
Paul

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foggytwo  1136 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2009 - 7:26 PM

Just caught up with this one Maureen and it is a super image. I would thank you for giving us the poems.
Pete.

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Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2009 - 7:49 PM

thank you every one for the comments,
Pete glad you like the poem

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Ganto
Ganto  8769 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2009 - 9:37 PM

Cheers for the extra info Maureen.

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pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2009 - 2:38 AM

I know it's late, but you have taken me into another world with the image and the poem, and I drifted off for a while. I was fascinated to read about your technique and would never have guessed how you produced it.

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photophantom
27 Nov 2009 - 3:16 AM

very artistic!

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JdeNLucas  53 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2009 - 4:48 PM

Well I am even later I love this image readers vote and straight to favorites!Best wishes John

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ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2009 - 5:15 PM

This is ammmaaazing. Pure art, P Smile

A.

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