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Sub conscious underwater scenery.

digital collage by edvard derkert 2010
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vertebrae242 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011   General Artist
Absolutely love this.

This is the piece that prompted me to subscribe to your deviantART gallery after having seen it displayed in conjunction with your interview over on the SWL website. :nod:

+FAVED+
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derkert Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Thank you again very very much!


edvard
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vertebrae242 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012   General Artist
:)

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Izaaaaa Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
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derkert Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Many mercis once more!
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Izaaaaa Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
this is fantastic... there's a thickness, roughness about it... that curtain, or that wave, seems so heavy... the play with texture is great... the title too.. the way he seems to be struggling with the weight - of his diving suit, and the curtain - makes me think of the " syndrome du scaphandrier" (deep-see diver syndrome) described by Jacques Poulin in Volksvagen Blues... just a metaphor for the hindrances that keep us from going forward (the weight of memories, feelings, etc), but it's like you put this idea into image, and the most perfect way possible. p.s. i hope my English is understandable, i just woke up... from a dream where i was in a rowboat with my mother and brother and the boat was sinking :giggle:
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derkert Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
Hi Isabelle. I am glad you woke up from your dream...no diving suits an all.

And can understand that this image kinda pulled you in! It is very inspiring
to get such intelligent and imaginative ( in the best sense of the word) interpretation.

Funny enough I have a song on my I-tunes also called Volksagen blues - but this one is by former
culture minister in Brazil Gilberto Gil

When I male my art I usually dont think too much, but what you write comes as no suprise, symbolism and the
metaphor's are there working, but under the surface.

And your englsh is more than understandable (wha ever that mean!)


Merci Isabelle!

jean eduard
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Izaaaaa Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
ah! i don't know that song, i'll see if i can find it :)

well i believe that when we don't think too much, that's when our subconscious undercurrents speak... and that title/artist comment encouraged me to tell you the thoughts evoked by your image - i thought it would be ok, in that context :) i'm glad you liked reading it! and that it was understandable! :D

have a nice day, jean eduard!

Isabelle
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derkert Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
you to Isabelle!
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djailledie Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
There is always energy behind everything.
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derkert Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
yes!
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KatDiestel Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
better without the line, but the cloth could have stayed as before ...
and i still think it looks like paper.
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derkert Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
Cloth is more or less the same really! I did more radical changes. but it looked to plastic!

And.......paper is OK Bee!
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morgondotter Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
I wonder, by looking
at this picture, is this the truth of how "Fantomen" acts hwen not seen entering his secret cave
does Guran know about this and
how did you figure it out

if I misunderstand - forgive me
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derkert Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
There is nothing to missunderstand, and nothing (not) to forgive!

I didnt think of Fantomen, – but hat was a nice entrance to the pic!


edvard
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010   Traditional Artist
I like the surrealism of this - the deep sea diver caught by a drape. The diving suit evokes the power to enter other realms and at the same time a hint of claustrophobia. The iconic red star could be from a real country or an imaginary one. Plus masonite!
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derkert Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
Thanks Richard. Masonite is always a plus!

Nice reading of the picture!
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bymano Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
I have a great fear for deep dark water, very simmilar with what I see here.

I like the composition in mirror, and strong contrast. Powerful as usual.
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derkert Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
Nice that you saw the mirror thing. Merci Manon!
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Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
a really good one!
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derkert Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Thanks!
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samkitsch Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Well done. I like the colours, composition and the overall idea./
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derkert Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Thanks Sam K
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DouglasHumphries Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
...I do it all the time


I'm not sure why - but it makes a difference when one posts a work - suddenly one sees more clearly ....maybe it's just part of the process ... as long as you end up where you want to be.
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derkert Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Yes – but you dont wan to change it to much – if people faved it, somehow...!
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DouglasHumphries Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
...people who faved will recover - if they know you - they will save the first edition to their hard drive....leaving you free to do radical surgery ( if you are so inclined )
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derkert Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Thats a good point!
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DouglasHumphries Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
...excellent , strong work ... the horizontal line -maybe- being too close to the centre for these eyes - but that's a minor quibble.
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derkert Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Hi Doug, just decide to trash the line all together (it is not a horizon) , and some other stuff must be changed too!

I got no sense what so ever. Wt cant I see things before I publish them!

ed
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Tordo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It resembles those oil paintings with battle scenes, nice work.
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derkert Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Battle brown! Gracias Luis!
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Tordo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ĄDe nada!
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Bark Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional Writer
just excellent!
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derkert Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
:D
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KatDiestel Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
this derkert art i love much better than the (sometimes forced) funny one. the middle line's a bit rough but the nautonaut fighting the thick curtain - that's your own true playful fantastic admirable imagination that feels so close to mine.
and of course the look of paper ...
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derkert Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Thanks miss Bee. Yes, I mean no, – it dont need that line (any more)! I am not finished with the cloth either.

Doesn look like paper! or!
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eternaltwist Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
beautifully collaged. loved the black parts.
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derkert Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Thanks ET
ed
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rwfm Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
like that...I have done and am continuing to do a series on space stuff...this is under water space stuff...the reflection...the unseen...luv it...
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derkert Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
Thanks: know what you mean. But underwater is more exiting to me. Space is kind of empty! And dark! And cold. No life.
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
interesting... only digital?
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derkert Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
photos, painting (analogue) and me and my mac. And only the Mac is digital!
Just changed it around with more cloth an some digital painting. Not finished, but realised as as just uploaded the piece that I was not satisfied! So I hade ti fix the worst parts- AndI had it for months. I should have known better!
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see...
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