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Absolute by dahlig Absolute by dahlig
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Absolute - a divine spark of inspiration
Absolute - beyond human control
Absolute - complete, infinite and unconditional

Embraced by Ars, the Artist turns into stone and becomes Ars himself, melting with Her into Unity. Or, maybe, Her touch brings the petrified Artist to life, since he cannot achieve full humanity without Her blessing.
Ars, subtle as She is, has a power over the artist, who is helpless and dependant, although rewarded with a laurel wreath. In his suffering he knows that the golden crown is a burden. As much as he would like to break free, he is not able to escape from this slavery. Alone, he cannot exist, so his soul is riven between pain and happiness, protest and devotion. Only united with Ars he can come to the complete and perfect entity - Absolute.

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WOW! That was fast! Thanks to the admins for such a quick acceptance! :heart: :)
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Illismere Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
So much emotion! Stunning :D
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malawika Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Widziałam Twój artykuł w 2DArtist. Niesamowita praca! Gratulacje :) 
Masz świetną wyobraźnię.
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Nhoss Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Loving it!
I have it as background on my computer and on my samsung phone :D
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mirage111 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Wonderfully, beautiful gallery!
Great work!
THANK YOU!
Riki.
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x-Morganx Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This struck me immediately as a kind of visual reflection of Tim Powers' book The Stress of Her Regard, which is about some artists of the Romantic movement (like Lord Byron) and their unhealthy relationship with a certain kind of spirit muse. In addition to the art aspect, the muses have a connection to stone and sometimes appear in a half-woman half-serpentine form.

The artist and his muse are universal themes, of course, and your piece stands very well on its own merits as a gorgeous interpretation of that tangled relationship. But I also wanted to let you know that this amazing piece of art that in many ways sums up my feelings about one of my favorite books.
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ArtsySamIAm Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Ahhhmazing! I am in love with your work!!
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DeviantLilGirl Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
this is so deep, and saddening!! i love your work!!
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NeniNyan Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's so amazing! *A* Beautiful! I have no words! *^*
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XaelMcEwan Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Hi :wave:

I'm writing an article (for a free french webzine : [link]) on men and sacred males/divinities.
Can I use your a reproduction of your creation (with your credits and link of course) ?
Thanks for your attention !
Regards,

Xael
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OrphanedSoul Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
this reminds me of a book called Elantris
Superb art!
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