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Planetmind by TaraSullivan Planetmind by TaraSullivan
I started this months ago and I finally got around to finsihing it...at least I'm calling it done.  As Leonardo da Vinci  said "Art is never finished, only abandoned."  What started out as portrait practice turned into this surreal sci-fi composition.
Thanks to Blair-W for the beautiful photo reference: blair-w.deviantart.com/art/Por….

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chelsearabbers Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is a fantastic surrealism piece can I ask was there something that inspired the solar system elements?
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TaraSullivan Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013   Digital Artist
Superficially, it was more or less stream of consciousness.  Upon reflection, the planets inside the box on her head  represent my fascination with how the microcosm reflects the macrocosm and vice versa.  For a long time I was fascinated by how the the physical world exhibits fractals on every level, from veins, to trees, to coastlines, to weather patterns to solar systems, galaxies.  I believe these self-similar repeating patterns could be found at the smallest levels of consciousness.  
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chelsearabbers Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow your reflection on this piece was so in depth and interesting to listen to. It really show how much time and consideration went into your decision process for this piece. I'm curious if your interest in surrealism is because it's a means of expressing some of the bigger phylisophical questions of life
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TaraSullivan Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013   Digital Artist
Sure that is one of the reasons I like surrealism.  Also, I was introduced to Salvador Dali at a young age and have been influenced by his virtuosity and absurdity.  I am also fascinated by dreams and how they can bring disparate ideas and images together.
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chelsearabbers Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Salvador Dali is a great painter. His persistence of memory is one of my favorite paintings :)
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novus41 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great work
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TaraSullivan Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013   Digital Artist
thanks :D
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novus41 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You`re welcome
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