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Semper Infidelis

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 29, 2015, 8:02 PM
Semper Infidelis is the product of over a year of meditation, planning, and psychological preparation. It is more than a portrait of an ex, but a portrait of my recovery from a black chapter of my life. It reflects on the 'shattered glass' phenomena, when a realization about a persons true character causes you to be unable to see them in any other way. That is to say, a beautiful person is made repulsive when they reveal their cowardice, treachery, or other trespasses. Occasionally, religious ministers or priests take part in a ritual where items holy and beloved are deconsecrated, made profane, and thereby stripped of all their magical powers. This is my interpretation of those rites.

It is not, as some have mistaken, a zombie-girl, or corpse girl, or anything of the like. The mottled skin is not rotting, but marbled and burnt, blasted away by her sins in purgatorial fires. The depilatory effect of the flames, the bald stretch of skin wrapping around the right side of her skull, is juxtaposed against the long, detailed head of hair to drive home the repellent disfigurement of the face. The missing missing eye was modeled after a wounded WWI soldier, and is a nod to Lisa, the wailing ghost from the canceled video game Silent Hills. The obliterated nose ties this piece to the equally sardonic portrait 'The Witch Transfigures':

The Witch Transfigures (A Portrait of a Grudge) by Weeperblast

There are other inspirations, and many other thoughts were poured into this, but that is for the viewer to contemplate.

For me, this is the closing of a chapter. I went through the bleakest days of my life and created this from what I found there. I am done. This Phoenix is extinguished.

Ink on bristol, 19"x24"

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Winslow Dumaine
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
I'm an experimental/dark artist. I model, draw, write and take photographs. Sometimes I dabble in live photography, sometimes I dabble in long-exposure photography.

If you're at all curious about my work, the symbols or meanings behind anything, just ask. I'll do my best to answer.
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icewatcher Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
powerful work, man
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Weeperblast Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
thanks!
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idestond Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
man, I really don't understand why you get so little feedback as your works are amazing
a few minutes longer here and I'll end up faving your whole gallery... ._.
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Weeperblast Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Photographer
Go for it, tell me what you think!
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idestond Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I mean, every photo seems to have a meaning, like if you didn't just took a picture but thought a lot before doing that...
Those shots simply have more values than the visual ones only. They just have something in them that I can't define precisely. They talk to my insides like a good poetry, if I can say so.
And they don't bash me in the head with 'special effects'... which is definitely a good thing.
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Weeperblast Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
That's my goal, and that's what I think separates me from most other artists. Most other people don't put too much thought into the meaning of their work, especially modern photographers. It's become too easy to call yourself a photographer.

I work hard to make my shots perfect, I don't just whip out my camera phone. I'm not bitter, I mean, I'm glad more people are getting interested in the art, but I want to be recognized for being different.
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aevictorz Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Ahh!!! I'm the 60,000th viewer! Where do I send theee proof!?
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Adrianaaaa Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011   Artist
MWNL - make war not love? correct?
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Weeperblast Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
Da.
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corpsegarden Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
great gallery
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