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staring into the abyss by KaynessArt staring into the abyss by KaynessArt
Probably the most personal piece of work Iíve done to date. Itís a reference to several occasions in my life where I felt that thereís nothing but a dark, bottomless pit in front of me and the only way I could go is down. In fact, all it took was for me to let go. However, there are those who are there, waiting to pull me up from this dark place. I just needed to see the rope that is offered to me and hold on to it. Well, Iím still here, so I guess I did grab the rope :P.


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amamood Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I like the water, mother of pearl on the tiles, and the peacock feather
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Asterisks Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely! I missed your work.
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blackenedhonestyart Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I can really relate to this. I love it and yet I do have one thing to say: The rope seems rather flimsy doesn't it? It's not interwoven like many of it think it could be but, its there and its presence signifies a lot. Great work Kay. <3
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KaynessArt Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
HEYYY :glomp: haven't talked to you in a long time! o_o :D how are you?
and thankew :D
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blackenedhonestyart Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ahhhh! I miss chatting with you too! I've recently become active again on DA (going to change my user name to *blackenedhonesty soon). Do you use gchat or AIM?
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KaynessArt Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
no I don't actually, I only ever use Skype. do you? Btw, how does gchat thingie work? I mean, I have g+ and a google account, so is it difficult for me to get gchat??

and our return to dA really coincides :P
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DarkandUnatural Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
sometimes the abyss stares back..

great work Lady Kay, no need to get down dearie, we're all here for ya
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KaynessArt Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
aha, you and your Nietzsche quote! I actually wasn't thinking of that when I drew this pic, but I guess it fits! I haven't talked to you in a long time, how are you?
and thanks!
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DarkandUnatural Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
am good. in Bermuda atm. Still working for Royal Caribbean. my ship now is the Enchantment which goes from Baltimore to Bermuda, New England and Canada. still looking for that land job when i leave in Nov. how are things with you dear Lady Kay
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AmandaKieferArt Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love the way you rendered the satin sheets and pillows!
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KaynessArt Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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Frostfeuer Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great composition and perspective! I could imagine this as a 3D street art as well.
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KaynessArt Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Johannes
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quickreaver Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh, Kay, THE PERSPECTIVE! :love: And the water is glorious.
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KaynessArt Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm actually a little insecure about it, and looking at this piece now, I think there are so many things I could have done better. but it's done now! :)
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keight Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Words fail me on this piece; not for their lack, but because too many want to be used all at once. I will simply say I think this may also be your strongest piece ever. While I've never dealt with full on depression; I have friends who have, now I know that you are one of them. :hugs: :heart:
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KaynessArt Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for recognizing this, actually.. hence my lengthy disappearance from dA and from most of the art world in the past.
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keight Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
I rather figured that was the reason. I get to deal with chronic pain, which triggers it's own form of depression, so I really do understand the need for quiet peace to regroup one's emotional resources; along with the toll our conditions take on our thought processes, let alone our creativity. Take care, Luv, and I do hope you are able to maintain a margin of control.
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KaynessArt Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much Kate, your words of kindness and support means so much to me!!
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loverofbeauty Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Wow. I don't think there are many people who can take feelings like that and render them so well. This has an almost surrealist quality to it, yet at the same time it's like you're looking upon the threshold between two different worlds.

The idea behind this image actually reminds me of works by Frida Kahlo; her paintings often reflected the physical/emotional turmoil she felt in her life. Well done.
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KaynessArt Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! And yes, one of her works, the painting with her toes poking out of the bathtub really touches me, especially that scar on her right big toe. Intense, personal paintings feel very powerful to me.
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kickasschic666 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Anyone who has ever struggled with depression can and will identify with this beautiful piece. Myself included.
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KaynessArt Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, it means a lot to me!
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kickasschic666 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure.
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