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Chronic Meridian by SRaffa Chronic Meridian by SRaffa
15"x20" Gouache and Drawing Ink 1996
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Given 2004-11-05
Chronic Meridian by *sphilr is a great piece of surreal artwork. One truly gets lost in its world, which is skillfully depicted using amazing colors and technique. ( Suggested by Taiia and Featured by dinyctis )
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Giallo86 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wow your stuff is awesome
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much, Gianluca!
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Rubius Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
I just realized how much I love the goldfish's faces in this.. :heart::faint::heart:
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
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Rubius Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
:heart::heart::heart::heart:

I had a fish who looked exactly like that named Temperence :blushes: he lived for 2 days... :lmao:
Sorry I have no idea why that just made me laugh... R.I.P. temperence :faint:
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
GOD what a cool name for a fish!!! :cuddle:
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Rubius Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
:D Temperance, I meant
Thanks!! ^______^
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
I had a turtle named Oddle... :sniff:
Oddle and Temperance might show up in a children's book at some point... :iconthinkplz:
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Rubius Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
Oh my god that's the best name ever! ;_______;
Temperance and Oddle... that seriously sounds like a children's book :faint::faint: or Oddle and Temperance
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
A turtle and a goldfish with those names might get up to some cool adventures-- and I've always wanted to do something with a Beauregard the Elephant... :faint:
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Rebecca-Davidson Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
I want! >D

"Late late late" white rabbit it reminds me of...

What do the goldfish represent? :)
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
:hug: The fish just emphasize how completely focused on the passage of time the guy is-- he doesn't notice anything else going on at all...
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Rebecca-Davidson Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
Ah, sounds v. deep :) If the fish represent time and they're just flowing past the window.. Ah, life just passes us by :)

I like the face of this guy too. V. Creepy/worried. Great work :D
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much, pal. :hug:
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zenatz19 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
Such vibrant colors; the electrifying green that exaggerates his shock is also a sickly green that suggests horror at his realization of the passage of time. His stare lights the watch, emphasizing the importance he gives to time. His preoccupation shadows the existence of other things; he himself becomes a watch…

But the glass is on the verge of shattering, perhaps to bring him back to reality…and perhaps he is helpless under the power of time and is waiting for something to shatter his fixation?

Extraordinary…as spellbinding as time itself.
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
:glomp: Good lord-- that's as brilliant an assessment of any painting as I've ever heard! Equal parts poetry and detective work... :faint:
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zenatz19 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
:laughing: :faint: Seriously? :glomp:
The same could be said for this painting.
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
:cuddle: You, my friend, are both gifted and our gift...
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zenatz19 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
:hug: You always make me smile! :heart:
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
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Rubius Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
it's all in the eyes
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
:heart: :D :heart:
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rakastajatar Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Professional Photographer
It's modern world meet Edvard Munch

He's like another species from the early 90's show Alien Nation
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
I liked that movie-- especially when James Caan, as the cop in the movie, walks to his own front door, and you see that his lawn is hopelessly dead and dried up, while everyone else's is green and verdant-- it's just a really funny touch with no particular attention drawn to it...
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rakastajatar Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Professional Photographer
:giggle:

i do like those little bits thrown into shows/movies
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Aye; the details make all the difference... :nod:
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TerrorCookie Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
This kind of reminds me of Kip from Futurama, and what he might look like in a more realistic world.

I like how dreamy this looks, and the light shining off the pocket watch in both places looks nice.

Also, I adore the white sea outside the window and the goldfish. Or perhaps they're flying goldfish in a pink sky. :aww:
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SRaffa Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks, cookie-- I painted this some 12 years ago, and it's notion of the terror of the passage of time has only gotten worse for me... =P
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TerrorCookie Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
Aww, time has a lot of wonderful benefits, though.

You're welcome. :hug:
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SRaffa Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
:hug: Leave us not run out of it any time soon, sister...
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TerrorCookie Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
Cheers to enough! :)
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
My, interesting "alien" man, cool though :thumbsup:
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Professional General Artist
:lmao: Closest thing to a self-portrait I've ever done-- "alien" is right!
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
hmm, i don't think so ;)
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slayryder Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
this means more to me now, than ever before. It hangs proudly on my bedroom wall.

I hope this message finds you well Sam my dear!
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007  Professional General Artist
Not bad, little 'ryder. :hug: How are you?
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slayryder Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm great Sam! Life has decided to smile on me in so many beautiful ways, and moslty it comes from learning and growing. Life lessons are wonderful packages of love and hope!
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007  Professional General Artist
Holy crap! Happiness, too, is inevitable?! :dance:
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Creativeness Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007   General Artist
Cool! :D
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)
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Creativeness Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007   General Artist
:thumbsup::)
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AndreeaRosse Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
so nice...
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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vietkatthroughlense Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007
hmm some how i find this piece truly speaks to me now...it is as if I'm experiencing some kind of chronic disease...lost in time...lost in this emotion that wouldn't end...in this box i lie with the atmosphere fills with ticking sound of a clock...I feel pain.
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007  Professional General Artist
:nod:
This piece means more to me now than it used to; I'm continually horrified by the passage of time-- all but paralyzed by it.
I hope this year is kinder to you than last year, pal; you're due for a really good one!
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vietkatthroughlense Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
the expectation of a good is hurtful when the non-good appears...so lets it be the expection of a non-good appeals and everything will be as good as it is :D
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007  Professional General Artist
Be pessimistic and proceed optimistically... :nod:
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VivalaVida Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent work , congratulations ! :clap:
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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artistm0nk Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007
All of a sudden, this piece speaks truth for me.
I can so relate to the hectic-ness!
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