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drowning in the weapon... by dholms drowning in the weapon... by dholms
'...of my choice.'

sorry. can't believe there's a character usuage limitation here at DA.
that's so 'ms-dos' heh. *shrug*

from my last chronicle at neosynthesis. the surreal chronicle.
i tried to come up with a particular layout or format for all my pieces in the surreal chron
something that would tie them all together.
it wasn’t perfect in my estimation,...but for some it seemed to work.
the painting in this piece is only my second oil painting ever. come on. look at it. it isn’t that hard
to believe! heh. i just took oils back up this past summer. just before i took watercolors up for the first
time. the last oil painting i did was over 25 years ago. needless to say i had to re-educate myself!
but, i decided to make it easy on myself as well,...and picked out something a bit abstract
the reference i used is/was a beautiful photo taken by my friend shawnkar (paraballein) that you can
here at resurgere.
yeah. i know. the chron was ‘surreal’, but the painting is abstract.
i know.
i know.
i said I KNOW!!
actually, it’s the poem in the piece that is the surreal element. it’s known as a calligramme,...whereas
letters of the poem are placed in a manner to create a shape. in this case, it’s ‘supposed’ to be a
heart within a teardrop.
yeah. not too good huh?
hey! it was tough!

for those who would like to read the rambling going on within the poem, here it is:

‘you’re standing there with the burden of love
hurting your heart so much you can actually
hear the cracking of your soul is like a flower
withering and there’s nothing but nothing and
yet there’s still the love and you continue to
show it whether it’s beautiful or ugly because
it’s real it’s the truth learning to be invisible
wasn’t enough to save you from the silhouette
against the moon a curtain blowing in the
cold breeze i could not find myself in you the
dreams and the nightmares turned out to
be one and the same bathing in the remains
i made a promise to a ghost and decided to
drown in the weapon of my choice.’

alright then.
that’s all the spam i have for you today!
probably won’t leave these up too long,,...
if you’re gonna flame me over them ya better hurry!!!

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Riku-Aelitonnes Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2005
The painting may be abstract, but I can still see something that looks like flowers in it. There's three. I wonder, was that purposeful? It very pretty.

The poem has a sort of before-and-after feel, where sentences connect though don't neccicarily have to do with the same thing other then that one word. I like it. And yes, it does look like a teardrop and a heart. I could tell it was so before you even said.

Why is this in the scraps?
arkaman Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
Well now,

First for the painting....wonderful choice of colour…what immediately comes to mind is ‘Kangaroo Paws’ (flower in aus…I’m no into flowers…but they just happen to be common :P).

The text seems to complement the piece perfectly…really does add that finishing touch…

fantastic piece as a whole my friend…shame it’s a scrap.

resurgere Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2005
Conflict of interest, muahuaha. +fav :p

michelln Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004
I really like the painting alot. The poem is very good too. i just think that the both of them combined in one deviation is a bit too much. I think the poem in the calliagramme looks pretty good, and it's a very nice design and all, but i think it's too destracting. It takes too much attention away from the painting:( And that's a shame cause it's a really good painting!
astercrow Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2004   General Artist
heh, i think you did a fine job on the shape of the poem. you are too harsh on yourself sometimes! as for oil painting? well..lets just say i'd critique you there but i dont have a clue what it's like. the only time i ever tried an oil painting was like 5 or more years ago with a cheesy Bob Ross kit. You remember that dude, right? PBS artist... giant round afro?....happy little trees??? Yeah, I know you remember him :) Needless to say the painting failed miserably, not to mention it NEVER DRIED and my little sisters smeared it all up. Ah well. Yours looks good to me! Maybe I shoulda stuck with abstract, too ;)
Myangelofmusic Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What i most enjoy about your art , beside the art itself, is you descriptions...

They blow me away !



Im blown away now


BTW! This is awesome!! Everything you do is!!

Ok, Im done now !

paraballein Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2004
Like I said when you uploaded the stock chunk of this in your lasted painted package, it takes the dark impressionism of my photo to an another level of intensity with it's abstraction. Seeing it here in full affirms that sense of intensifying. You really made it your own, too. I likes it.

But your crappie poem ruins it ;) stick to paint :P lol

None the less Resurgere will likely drop by and fav this one of these days ;)
tigressinger Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
it's beautiful...^_^
asclaire Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2004
*faint* you never cease to amaze me ! a calligramme now ... :worship: gorgeous, what the hell is this doing in the scraps section !
dholms Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
'what the hell is this doing in the scraps section'

you're cursing me now?????????
have i been THAT bad an influence on you????????


asclaire Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2004
Yessssssssssss, you did ;)
gramarye Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2004
geez, D, this is beautiful!!! The painting! The poem! Everything! and it definitely doesn't belong in scraps!!! *sigh*'s gorgeous!

:heart: :love: :heart:
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