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August 25, 2006
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Love by dahlig Love by dahlig
I do have a story behind this painting, but instead of words, I leave you with this picture alone. I wonder what your interpretations would be :)

Original size: 6000x9000px; done from scratch in Photoshop with some aid from Painter. This piece was a challenge, mainly to get the technique and mood work together. It took me a LOT of time, especially to get all those little details right.

Here's a link to some closeups: [link]
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Rahfuga Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
is she dead?
TheLittle1 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Reminds me of Miss Havisham from Great Expectations.  Very haunting.
Pantstrovich Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014   General Artist
Took me ages trying to find this again. The image has stuck with me for a long time. And right now, it's rather personal to me, which is why I remembered it. So I'm going to favourite it.
jamiekeda Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014   General Artist
the wall-paint pealed back revealing the cracks riddled threw the wall. The bride lay as if dead her cold hand clutching a decaying letter. to her left is a pile of more letters, and a candle stump that burned until the wick was completely gone. to her left a cage. Every thing from the bride to the wall is covered in cobwebs. years have passed and she hasn't moved. she died when she read the letter telling her the death of her husband, her death day was to be her wedding day she died from the lose of  her love, but her body stays untouched waiting forever for her lost love.
Endaewen Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the lighting in this piece.
bat2mayur89 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very beautiful...lights are just brilliant !
lost-in-the-void Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
This is magic!
Lowzenza Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
I think she let the bird (love) free "if you love something you set it free, if it loves you it will come back"

- Her bird (love) never came back but she waits regardless...hence the webs.
Hellion420 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Brilliant!!! You amaze me with every piece of work..
TaliHahn Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'd guess the story with this is that love is being portrayed as a cage of time. The woman (girl?) appears to represent youth (white dress, young face, etc.) with her expression/pose indicating waiting/longing. The letters she holds would be from someone, presumably a lover, that she is seperated from. The birdcage also symbolize isolation, and the cobwebs and aged background are signs of the passage of time. She is waiting in seclusion for her lover to return so that they can be together. At least, that's what I got out of this. :)
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