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At Death's Door by m4g1c4lm3 At Death's Door by m4g1c4lm3
"At Death's Door"
30"x48"; acrylic on handmade gallery wrapped canvas

This is a painting that started out as a very small photo montage. A montage is basically a collage of different photos. My father said something while I was trying to come up with an idea for my Montage painting and he said something that really made me want to paint a painting based on him and his health problems. So, the large monster on his head is suppose to be the thing that causes his health problems, the clock is for time, which we never knew how long he had left, the bullseye on the clock is suppose to refer to his heart attacks, which by the way, the day that we critiqued this in class is the day he found out he had yet another heart attack in the past month, and the icicles are representing the day that started it all. He slipped and fell on ice and broke is back in 89'.

I'm really proud how this one turned out. You can see how much it changed from the beginning: [link]

This is hopefully going in the Student Art Show at Delta College. I'll find out on Monday if it's hanging up along with 2 of my other submissions. Hopefully they all get in!
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:iconmentat0209:
Wow! That's something man!
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:iconm4g1c4lm3:
:D thank you very much!
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:iconyoureuglykbie:
did this get into the show?
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:iconm4g1c4lm3:
mmhmm! thankfully. :)
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:iconmyrnajacobs:
myrnajacobs May 4, 2007  Professional Photographer
wow, that is really a lot of work and turned out so well. and the fact that it has great meaning is very cool. :D
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:iconm4g1c4lm3:
Mmhmm! Thank you very much!
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:iconliudovic:
In the first instance I thought the ice-cicles were sort of like "ripped off" pieces of paint, revealing the cloth underneath.

sorta meta-ish.
being a painting about death and time and stuff
which at the same time is already suffering from decay (hence the "broken painting")


don't really like the monster though. it kinda clashes with the really realistic look of your father.
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:iconm4g1c4lm3:
Mmhmm. alright. thanks for your honesty ;)
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