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Phoenixes by blackrosepetal Phoenixes by blackrosepetal
Now there's a clumsy word. Phoenix-es.

Anyway, some time ago the youth psychiatric...ward? Let's pretend that's the right word, anyway, the ward contacted our school to ask if any of our art students would be interested in decorating their walls. Our teachers enthusiastically replied, yes, of course they would like to help.
So they made a project out of it; we almost always do project work, and we went and saw the building and the gruesome corridors. They had this pale, dirty yellow and sickly green colour scheme, so we were told to make colourful things to dispell some of that ugliness. (Seriously, I felt sick just from looking at those walls. Eurgh.)

I decided to do something symbolic, thus the phoenixes. The ward's an intermediate station, sort of, none of the residents stay there very long, and they're in very bad shape when they get there. I've always liked the phoenix idea; through the flames to be renewed, struggle makes you stronger. Thus the five stages of life; old and dying, egg, fledgling, young bird, and adult.
I overdid the stars. :/

Time: Three days at school. Ow ow ow. Shoulders hurt like hell.
Size: 60 x 80 cm
Technique: Acrylics


And sorry for the bad photo.
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:iconlindacata:
lindacata Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
beautiful work!
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:iconjenna-raven:
jenna-raven Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great work...thanks for including it here so we could see it too. :hug:
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blackrosepetal Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2006  Student
Seeing as I'll be waving it a fond goodbye soon, I want to be able to look at it now and then. ;)
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:iconjenna-raven:
jenna-raven Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
why goodbye?
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:iconblackrosepetal:
blackrosepetal Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2006  Student
As I said in the description, it's gonna hang in a youth psychiatry ward. Unless I get some mental problems, it's unlikely that I'll go there. ;)
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:iconjenna-raven:
jenna-raven Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeeesh... well they'll really enjoy it.
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:iconblackrosepetal:
blackrosepetal Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006  Student
:)
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:iconjenna-raven:
jenna-raven Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug:
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Detangler Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006
this is like one of those few pictures (or masterpieces - whatever floats your boat,) - that leave the viewer (appreciator) speechless 'cause he knows not where to start with the compliments. I'd want to say everything at once; how much I like the way you've colored it and the way the piece of brilliant art has so much of an essential remedy called perfection (:

:+fav: !
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blackrosepetal Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006  Student
*laughs* I thought you should know - when I read this, I had to go back and check what the picture looked like again, because I really can't remember it being all that good. Anyway, thank you so much! I spent so much time (and pain. You get real stiff after three days of painting, my back can attest to that) on this and it's so good to hear that, well, someone likes it, that it was worth that effort. :hug:
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