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Absolute by dahlig Absolute by dahlig
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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phogan315 Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, very cool
1nbracken Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
 I am curious. Are the emotions in your pics a reflection of your own feelings? 
k-i-t-t-n Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Professional Artist
I agree with every word =)
Illismere Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
So much emotion! Stunning :D
malawika Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Widziałam Twój artykuł w 2DArtist. Niesamowita praca! Gratulacje :) 
Masz świetną wyobraźnię.
Nhoss Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Loving it!
I have it as background on my computer and on my samsung phone :D
mirage111 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Wonderfully, beautiful gallery!
Great work!
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.
ArtsySamIAm Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Ahhhmazing! I am in love with your work!!
DeviantLilGirl Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
this is so deep, and saddening!! i love your work!!
NeniNyan Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's so amazing! *A* Beautiful! I have no words! *^*
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 !

OrphanedSoul Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
this reminds me of a book called Elantris
Superb art!
Bmachado84 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
I really think this is an amazing photo!
Whytewytch4 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Absolutely beautiful. I love how it looks like she's speaking him into existence--the Mother Goddess with the power to create life from nothing (or in this case, clay or earth). You have a rare talent (see your Seven Deadly Sins--Envy, for how I wish I could do this--LOL).
KalasangCorde Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is beautiful! The concept and art is probably some of the best Iv'e ever seen! Good job!
CatGal15 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is perfect......Everything about it is just so incredible.
AphroditeUrielX16 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HaV0cK Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
simply amazing :D
craftybea Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
You are very your work
craftybea Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
You are very talented
cosoko Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
I love the flesh turning into stone (or vise versa). Very moving and a great use of light!
SKatInk Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
very very beautiful and very very inspirational :heart: well done
doyles-slave Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :wave: I just wanted to let you know that your pic is being featured on my page...kind of like an art showcase if you will :) It is my way of showing off my faves and therefore your work. Have a great day! :heart: [link]
SurrealEcho22 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
BrokenHAX Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconimterrifiedplz:I feel inferior...
xXxDarkFallenLovexXx Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Student General Artist
I love this so much! When I get married I putting this on my "Must Have Gifts" list... it is so romantic and moving... I love it. you are so talented!
Tarizma Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful. It reminds me of a classical painting by Jean-Leon Gerome [link] My mothers favorite painting. I enjoy his face and tense hand. It shows his feelings accurately.
jonserenity Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student General Artist
This is really cool man. I love the way you paint this. Awesome
First Time I saw this it made my jaw drop :D
Kourtney1996 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
you are absoutley amazing
jandwivey Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
i dont even know how to describe this, because im at a complete loss of words (not a normalcy). this hits all of my senses on a surreal, personal level. i love it!
altharis Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
this idea is amazing
Sweeneycansing Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
YOU'RE SO GOOD!!!!!!!!
i love your style and how much beautiful detail each painting has
MyriamEH Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I've been staring in awe at this painting for a full five minutes. And when I read your description, I almost cried.
Defenitely a fan here.
nuuuna Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
this is very beautiful
devilhornhalo Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
it is so much more than beautiful!!!!!!!!!
dimoart Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Kalifa Featured By Owner May 16, 2011   Digital Artist
Amazing! O_O
Strawbericious Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Student General Artist
amazing artwork
joshpender Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Inspire me divinity to become another masterpiece in the blessed gallery. Inspire me, to evolve from a horrible mistake into a final revelation. Mold me to the finest entity but most of all..... inspire me to be absolute.
MSVickery Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
this is definitely in my top favorites of yours! very crazy good!
Ganine Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011   Interface Designer
This definitely a reflection of my secret love thoughts of someone very special to me...YOUR WORK IS DEVINE!!!!
ApathyCre8sChaos Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
this is an absolutely beautiful piece of work. I love how the woman's hair has a transparent, ethereal feel to it. great work!
Toireann Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
beyond words. Gorgeous artpiece. Absolutely Outstanding! I think I'm in love. Seriously, the whole composition is so envolving and enchanting, the soft and warm way she touch his face, overpowing him with love and caress while he's bleeding, all the tragedy and love mixed in the same tone. I have no words. Your art is such an wonderful gift for all of us, and a inspiration for the young artists.
Keep on goin'
TinyViolet Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it almost reminds me of Aphordite and Adonis (im sure that was the name of her hunter lover) this is lovely. i like how his cracks are seen on the woman.
TinyViolet Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it almost reminds me of Aphordite and Adonis (im sure that was the name of her hunter lover) this is lovely. i like how his cracks are seen on the woman.
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nevine-16 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
so beautiful. i love it ^^
KiyaMM Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Featured here! [link] :heart:
Servina Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
wow! this is amazing! :D
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