Providence by kizalon

Providence

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Added: Dec 13, 2007
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Had some time for myself between commissions so I came up with this.. hmm, brutal scene that's been haunting in my mind for a short while..
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Hell has always fascinated me, ever since I read the marvelous "Season of Mists" from Sandman by the Mastergenous Neil Gaiman. In my imagination it's a place of fear and lost, humility and pain, hope and hopelesness. And also it can be a place of extreme sacrifice and courage.. I've dreamed of making a huge fight scene in Hell with all kinds of detailed grotesque stuff, so let's concider this a preview for what's to come later.. maybe..!
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Here's the actual story for this:
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"He walked through thousands of mazes, climbed over heavy and high stonewalls and longest stairs of echoing sadness, only his evergrowing shadow behind him.
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Every sound and step he took reminded of her laughter, just to increase the love he felt for her. It was the sound of spring, the warmth of sun and all that he knew as precious and dear in this world. Never he had a day of tears with her. The colours she showed him at the time when days seemed to have the cruelest shades of grey and covered in darkness were like discovering himself all over again.
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But now she was gone. Just like a breath fades into thin air she was cast to Hell, for the crimes she did and kept unsaid.. safe and locked within her heart.
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Strike me down, for I will cut through the fifty walls of concrete and stones of darkest pits and rooms of torment, fall down and bleed until there is no more blood to shead... I shall get you back.
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As she was found, all that lively spirit she once were now were like a dry oasis in a hot desert... almost as dead and fragile as a leaf.. her skin was grey and withered as burnt paper, torn and ripped apart for countless of times. She bit her own lip as she tried to speak with her demonish sharp teeth.
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But he did not care for her appearance, for he would get her back. In her eyes he could still see the spring and the sleeping sun.

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Guest's picture

Let me correct that. not saying your going to hell!! Just that I used to think of it the way you do. now think differently. Actually not think of Life actually. (Cant edit it) sorry.

Guest's picture

Not to labour on the topic, but I think you are going to be alone in hell. No hope, no water. There is allot of scripture to back it up. Maybe rather trying to understand life - its far more detailed (maybe you are)). Great art though.

kizalon's picture

I'm honoured before such praising comment. Thank you very much!

Guest's picture

its this sort of soul in art that made me become interested in art in the first place. great work!

kizalon's picture

wow.. you really have watched my progress closely, hehe. But I'm still learning new things as much as I can.. hope it takes me faraway and great places someday and can be happy for the results. But the artist's road is long, life long Wink

kizalon's picture

thank you for your complimenting words.. I'm really overwhelmed now! The best reward for me is just if you say you normally don't think of art much and this work managed to affect you. I'm so happy you told me that =)

Guest's picture

I was simply roaming the net, to kill time and boredom,
when i stumbled upon your works.

I'v seen many pretty made pictures but this seems to have a soul in it,
so to speak.
Witch bees rare, me thinks.

You bees a magnificent artist to say the least.

This is comming from a "standard numb-skull brute".
Through out my life i have never had much appreciation nor interest in art(nor music) - "standard numb-skull brute" to say it shortly.
(i bees sorry for abuse of english, i'ts not my first or second language)

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Coming upon this touching, perfect composition led me to your gallery where I spent days studying your work (your art deserves much more than casual glance). It was interesting to note your progression over the years. From your earliest postings, you completely mastered color and depth, but 2004 was not a good year for your proportions; yet by 2005, your work leaped forward, and by 2007, your art is infallable and deeply moving. It was a delight to explore your gallery. Do you intend to do more of your historical figures? Perhaps Hannibal or Xerxes?

kizalon's picture

thank you my friend =))

kizalon's picture

thank you so much for telling me your thoughts. You made me think why I love making art above everything.. if this picture helped you, had an impact or gave you some sort of solution in your life, then I can be very happy and think it as a success. -- All the best to you in the future, dear guest =)

Guest's picture

I dont know anything about true art, but i know whens something is amazing. This piece really spoke volumes to me and actually helped out with a problem I had. Thank you so much.

kizalon's picture

Glad you came by Mait! Thanks for cheering up my day Smile

Guest's picture

Fascinating! the detailed backround story multiplies the impression of the painting.
Mait

Guest's picture

Compositionally and color contrast wise this is a big step forward from previous ( and your stuff was great to start with), love it!

kizalon's picture

thank you for saying that.. it warms my heart that you think my works get stronger. In these personal stuff it's like discovering some really weird things about urself all over again.. it doesn't happen in commissions since you can keep yourself away from that original source that inspired the work in the beginning. I'm afraid there will be more of these dark things in the future, hehee... Have a good Christmas too Matt Smile

mattbradbury's picture

Brilliant work, really like this one! Your work continues to get stronger and stronger. It's a pleasure to watch! Have yourself a great Christmas.

Art at its best.