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I must admit I don't know quite what is going on here. I stumbled across this little scene which at the time struck me as quite beautiful, but on reviewing the single image I caught before being hustled away I'm aware of some unsettling undertones. I am lucky though in that my page here is visited by the most well informed and imaginative members of this site... some of whom, I'm sure, will know what this small ceremony is all about.

What is going on?

Recording media:TIFF (digital)
Title:An Offering
Username:BlueRoom BlueRoom
Uploaded:22 Feb 2013 - 3:13 PM
Tags:Digital art, Humour / fun, Specialist / abstract
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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7404 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom988 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 3:33 PM

Yes, after looking at this for a bit - really quite disturbing. It's that precisely raised little finger...
Moira

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cptdaniel
cptdaniel  2 United States
22 Feb 2013 - 3:49 PM

THE SOUL TAKER. little creepy, but great.Smile

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 - 6:17 PM

I dont find it creepy...I think it is loving....the young caring for the older generation with their youthful blessings.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64345 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 6:36 PM

Eric, this is you having a bad hair day and we humble EPZers are paying homage to you and your skills and trying to brighten you up a bit with gifts of light.

This is really, really beautiful.
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Eviscera
Eviscera e2 Member 81102 forum postsEviscera vcard United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 8:03 PM

Yeh , it is creepy good Eric !

Ya wanna do a small lightless innocent (maybe just the legs ) being chucked into that cavern so its all kinda oops.

Soul takers a great title.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 8:23 PM

All is not as it seems me-thinks..............and the 4th in the queue seems to be having second thought about parting with his jewel - I'm with Moira about that finger
Brilliant as ever SmileSmile
Helen

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Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 10:24 PM

its the offering of the spring lights,

what happens is

the lights are given to the mother light,
they are presented in the cave of the pink.
she will nurture them for a few weeks
and then let them go free to
germinate,

and soon we will be basking in the light spring

cant wait.
how lucky for you to have witnessed this secret ceremony.paree

Last Modified By Paree at 22 Feb 2013 - 10:26 PM

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BlueRoom
BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 11:27 PM

'The Offering Of The Spring Lights' Smile Thank you Paree, I was sure you'd have the answer and I hoped it would turn out to be something like that.

I'm glad some of you saw the innocence in this. The original idea was for the kids to be bringing flowers for a sort of Earth Mother to wind into her hair but when it went underground and the flowers turned to stars it became more interesting and open to interpretation... so thank you Mavis, you clearly have a pure soul Smile ... and Chris, I like your vision of how Epz really ought to work. Blush

I love the SOUL TAKERS idea, thanks for that CPT... and your idea Dave. Maybe another version with a pit behind her for the cast off lightless husks. Sad

Thankyou too Moira and Helen for taking the trouble to search out the little subtlties.

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Source
Source e2 Member 4Source vcard
22 Feb 2013 - 11:37 PM

A beautiful image.
Maybe the Goddess Mother recieving their life essence which is eternal.The cycle of life?
Wonderful creative work
-source

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BlueRoom
BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2013 - 12:16 AM

Thank you Source, for your thoughts and especially for your highly valued Award.

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2013 - 12:34 PM

Maybe they line up to have their lights recharged Smile
Wonderfully imaginative Eric. And thank you for the nice comment Smile
Rende

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BlueRoom
BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2013 - 3:12 PM

Thank you Rende... another nice idea that could well be the basis for a fresh image.

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milky
milky e2 Member 11milky vcard Wales
23 Feb 2013 - 7:11 PM

Stunning image and beautiful detail & colours----MilkyWink

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BlueRoom
BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2013 - 1:02 AM

Thank you Paree, for your wonderful award. Grin
And thanks for your comment Milky.

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2013 - 12:19 PM

Alan (cormy) also thought this a gentle image he even thought the little chap 4th along was rather shy, so teddy has come your way.

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BlueRoom
BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2013 - 1:27 PM

Thank you for that Mavis, It's always a delight to see Teddy pop up on my page.
It's a job to see in this light whether that little chap is just shy or if he's broken one of the sparkles off his star and is anxiously trying to fix it before he's caught out. Sad

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 3:09 PM

A joy to view.
David

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2013 - 4:30 PM

Paree's comment says it all.

Anne

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