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By helenlinda
I associate barbed wire with pain. Not just the pain of being cut by it, but also the pain of those who are enclosed by it. Obviously there are other uses- such as protecting your propert.
The wire on the drainpipe has a circular pattern which reminded me of the crown of thorns. One made from manufactured materials, one from organic origin. Both associated with pain.
I've used a layer from the Easter image that I uploaded this year, which included a distorted crown, and combined it with the barbed wire. From one crown came life- from the manmade we can still hope.

Four versions and I wonder which works best?
This is the last in this series of images using barbed wire - not exactly a popular series for obvious reasons, but thanks for looking and for comments on the previous barbed wire uploads

Tags: Specialist and abstract Digitally manipulated Digital art Crown of thorns Crown of wire

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19 Sep 2010 3:51PM
Gee Helen they are all lovely, I've looked and looked and thought one time V2 was my favorite but then looked again and thought another. But guess what, I love them all..........Sandy

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Glashutte 9 21 1 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2010 4:11PM
Helen, am a learner but amazing photos!!!
W1ldside 6 29 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2010 4:15PM
Bouquet Helen ....
Commendable piece of imagery made perfect by the Electric Blue ~
Impressive and out there for the right Bidder
helenlinda Plus
8 343 22 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2010 4:18PM
Thanks Sandy, Glashutte and Rick
helenlinda Plus
8 343 22 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2010 4:29PM
Thanks Malcolm
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
19 Sep 2010 4:49PM
Beautiful colours and great creative work. #2 appeals to me the most
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
19 Sep 2010 5:02PM
Fabulous work Helen - wonderful iridescence in the blue tones. Love them all but marginally V2 as I like the way the image leaps out of its frame at the top, just like an electrical impulse. The concept behind the work is brilliant and very personal.
19 Sep 2010 5:26PM
That's a great bit of fiddling around, Helen! Think each works very well, but if I have to pick a fave, think V3...just!
TrevB Smile
helenlinda Plus
8 343 22 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2010 5:26PM
Thanks John, Sylvia and Trev
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
19 Sep 2010 5:56PM
Very creative and clever work, a great set. - gary
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
19 Sep 2010 6:32PM
V4 for me

EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
19 Sep 2010 6:38PM
Would gladly hang V4 on my wall for it's beautiful shapes and glowing blue.

helenlinda Plus
8 343 22 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2010 7:10PM
Thanks Gary, Peter and Ann
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2010 7:46PM
difficult to choose a favourite here as they are all very good
nickyv32 8 135 England
19 Sep 2010 8:31PM
This may be a strange comment Linda, but that is exactly how I would draw the symptoms of an Aura Migraine on paper, No 1 a classic example, great shots but scary to me

Nicky x
pamelajean Plus
10 951 1808 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2010 9:45PM
After much deliberation, I have chosen V2 as my favourite because it's the one that stirred the deepest emotions.
19 Sep 2010 9:48PM
Wonderful colourful work Helen, love v2.
frz67 6 10 32 Italy
19 Sep 2010 10:12PM
V2 my fav,
the pattern going outside the blue frame is the added plus.
great work

Paree 11 616 3
19 Sep 2010 10:49PM
very well done

19 Sep 2010 11:43PM
Excellent set.
helenlinda Plus
8 343 22 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2010 6:58AM
Thanks everyone- I completed v2 and then wondered if the "echoes" were too much outside the blue box- interesting Nicky that you can see a strong visual link with your own migranes - a hard image in many ways
20 Sep 2010 7:46AM
Excellent work! Even a post with barbed wire gets artful in your work,
fentiger Plus
14 916 23 England
20 Sep 2010 8:06AM
A highly original concept brilliantly created. I think No.2 works best by demonstrating that pain has no boundaries.

Ray42 8 3 England
20 Sep 2010 8:11AM
Very nice work Helen
Joline Plus
9 27 53 United States
20 Sep 2010 11:14AM
v2 is especially good I think. Having experienced plenty the last several months, I think you have visualized it very well.
20 Sep 2010 2:56PM
More fabulous work, Helen, a very clever idea and superbly presented.
helenlinda Plus
8 343 22 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2010 5:11PM
Thanks Johanna, Albert, Ray, Joline and Roy
Suehh 9 39 6 England
20 Sep 2010 11:14PM
You have excelled Helen = this is wonderful and so superbly worked.

Suehh 9 39 6 England
20 Sep 2010 11:15PM
PS = forgot to say V1 for me
Anjantoo 8 7 1 England
21 Sep 2010 12:10AM
Beautiful work Helen, if I had to choose it would be a definite for V2.
AnneWorner 8 620 43 United States
21 Sep 2010 1:44PM
Having just had some surgery yesterday, I can tell you that v2 very plainly says pain to me. I really like v1, but when I opened 2, well, it spoke directly to me.........
BlueRoom 10 73 20 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2010 10:46PM
This is a remarkable set Helen. I think the one you've featured is the best but I really like V4 too.

Cor 7 Belgium
22 Sep 2010 8:23AM
A top set with (for me) V1 nr 1 +++++
helenlinda Plus
8 343 22 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2010 8:52AM
Thanks Sue, Jann, Anne, Eric and Cor
22 Sep 2010 8:24PM
special indeed click

helenlinda Plus
8 343 22 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2010 9:41PM
Thanks Graham
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
22 Sep 2010 10:24PM
Helen this is amazing . I have never seen the pain around my knee but this is what it feels like. Red hot wire xxx
helenlinda Plus
8 343 22 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2010 7:23AM
Its interesting how many people can identify with this Mavis
Rach_s 5 5 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2010 5:44PM
Wow, stunning colours Helen. A very striking image! I'm catching up with Epz today! x
helenlinda Plus
8 343 22 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2010 10:45PM
Glad you saw this one while you were catching up Rachel - rather thought they were your colours !!

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