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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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Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
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 10 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
9 344 22 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2010 4:18PM
Thanks Sandy, Glashutte and Rick
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2010 4:29PM
Thanks Malcolm
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.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
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
9 344 22 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2010 5:26PM
Thanks John, Sylvia and Trev
gary_d 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
9 344 22 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2010 7:10PM
Thanks Gary, Peter and Ann
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2010 7:46PM
difficult to choose a favourite here as they are all very good
nickyv32 9 135 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
10 969 1832 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 7 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
9 344 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
15 916 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
10 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
9 344 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 9 620 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
9 344 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
9 344 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
9 344 22 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2010 7:23AM
Its interesting how many people can identify with this Mavis
Rach_s 6 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
9 344 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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