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The Repression Of Frustrations by oz-haver The Repression Of Frustrations by oz-haver
The Repression Of Frustrations: Of How I Learned to Sing in Silence.

I made this piece merging various aspects of my life into the characters and the background. I donít wish to talk about the issues publiclyÖ but no, it isnít just a pretty picture. =D

But, I can say a thing or two about the other elements/symbols. The girlís name is Morgan, which I think is a nice in-between sounding-name of Morgana and Morrigan. The flying thing is the MikumikuÖ (donít ask where I got this name from- to those who know me better it isnít a stranger). The small blue flowers are Forget-me-nots. The *other floating islands are either alive or dying. The rest... I leave open to interpretationÖ

Closeups, and Bigger versions here: [link] (click on the image to see a 50% version of the original one)
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Daily Deviation

Given 2005-05-13
When an image represents an artist's feelings, you get it. Even if you don't understand it. The Repression Of Frustrations by *oz-haver is a wonderfully surrealistic piece boasting a dreary yet colorful palette. The finer details are what really makes this piece compelling, from the stark detail in the girl's figure, to the way field of forget-me-nots fades back and blends in with the horizon. ( Suggested by darkpr and Featured by MPsai )
KururuRyu Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
¿Podría dar mi interpretación?

El cielo nublado y brumoso significa que no tenes exactamente idea de lo que estas viviendo y vas a vivir y quizá algún recuerdo que hayas ocultado detrás de la bruma.
Las islas con caras representan personas que murieron o dejaste atrás y cosas que encontraste en ellas que quizás ahora te resulten tristes recordarlas o con las que estés enojado.
La chica llevando ropa gótica representa un estilo antiguo, lo cual puede significar una  atracción hacia lo antiguo pero también que hay algo sombrío en la forma que tenés de  mirar la vida. Pero el pelo tiene colores brillantes hacen un contraste con la grisácea escena, eso representa que siempre hay una luz y algo que resplandece para seguir adelante, pero esta está aprisionada en un peinado que oculta su total brillo. Y el paraguas es el intento de cubrirte del sufrimiento externo: la lluvia que parece venir en cualquier momento.
Ese bicho volador que parece una mezcla entre gato, murciélago y cabra es la imaginación y la esperanza. Ese animal sostiene en una mano los recuerdos que no deben olvidarse para recordarte cosas hermosas de tu vida.
Y en el suelo están los recuerdos a los que te aferraste o no pudiste ocultar entre la bruma: algunos son recuerdos hermosos que florecen y otros devastadores que sientes que secarían a los buenos recuerdos cual sequía a las flores.

Por algún motivo me identifiqué un poco con esta imagen.

Espero que el bicho raro se acerque más a la chica y ella pueda soltar un poco su cabello. Y  no necesite de un paraguas sino que pueda rechazar la lluvia por si sola n.n

Besitos ♥3♥
PabloSen Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
puedo comprar? :please:
tanit-isis-stock Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
AdKinz Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
wow, cool
Apollonie Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
I just love her!
The flying thing is actually her best friend...they have a long history together.
I have been looking at this picture for too long I think
Thank you for this
eldawo Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
Hekate01 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
mandyreinmuth Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Know the feeling pretty good.. great artwork!
faithroll Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
This is awesome! I love the creppy-cute look about it <3
The islands with faces underneath look great too!
Knightmare6 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Professional Photographer
Gorgeous and cute piece of art!
momofrappachino Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
i love all the detail and intricate designs you used! (my name is morgan XD)
DrJest Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What would you call this style of art? I've heard lowbrow and pop surrealist, but I'm not sure.
wytherwing Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
a very beautiful and creative piece... nicely done! :clap:
oz-haver Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
wytherwing Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
you're most welcome. :)
DecembersDemon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008
this is just one of those pictures that you have to look at, without really knowing why.
and then once you do it's amazing.
so have a fave.
oz-haver Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
thank you!

yeah, it bewitches me from time to time. Most of the time I hate it for it too! LOL
I don't think of it as mine, I just "did it", it has a life of its own!

Now it's sort of yours too!
Art is weird.

Thank you again for the fav! <3
DecembersDemon Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
Wolgui Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
So nice!!
taho Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Was a bit bored today and found myself blindly browsing thumbnails, making random searches, etc.

From the preview alone, I knew this was something special and had to take a closer look. I was doubly delighted to see that it was chosen as a DD. *applause*
Galdrakona Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
I :heart: it. It`s so lovely, yet sad and strange...and she has charming red hair :butterflytwo:
blicks23 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Really nice piece! The girl is just stunning, and I like the fact that you're not stuck up and you do answer to people's comments:D
oz-haver Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
stuck up artists around DA huh?
rule #1: don't let it get to your head, if you do you won't improve.

Lot of artists around these parts that won't give you a word if they don't think you are an "important person". I wonder who do they paint for...

This girl has a comeback nearby ;) I think I'm angry again, and when I'm pissed off Morgan says hi.
If my muse can beat my laziness that is, but I had a freaky dream two days ago...
perhaps it's a good sign!
blicks23 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Hahaha cool...
Devil-Black-Heart Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
wow great picture \(^^)/ ..

I like her world (^^)7 ..

I hope to be there with her ^___________________^ ...
princesskaguya2000 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
someone's stealing your shit dude. I've reported it to DA. [link]
oz-haver Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you for telling me! :)
princesskaguya2000 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
I was pretty pissed. Turns out half of her gallery was ripped off. she was booted by morning. yay for promt DA administrators.
oz-haver Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Professional General Artist
LOL some people find it hard to realize art isn't always a career to be chosen but that it actually requires some skill ;) I'm amazed at how fast they were, they are usually slower.
MissusHow Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Student Artist
Very pretty.
La-Puce Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
Very nice and thanks to share such personal feeling with us :hug: Jack. Love it :heart:
starlit-sky Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
great work!
DarkNightGlow Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent!!! it deserve a :+fav:
oz-haver Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
aww thank you! :blush:
SomnolentImages Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007  Professional Photographer
Amazing!! And very inspirational :love:
NoughtySpankbottom Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007
Nice work, the colours and here pose are fantastic.
terekjet Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
Really nice work, im amazed
OuijaBoardum Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007  Professional
The style is so clean and crisp, but it flows nicely and blends well n.n
I love the costume design too, it's adorable
Jerry-Cherry Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely, the character design is brilliant and her pose is spot on, love the colours too.
oz-haver Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007  Professional General Artist
thank you! it's not 'posed' perse...just like I myself walk around with an umbrella! I think I will revisit this personage in the future.
Jerry-Cherry Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
It has a definatel class to it, I look forward to more.
sprinkles182 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
this is awesome :D
UnderTheTable Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007
Really loving you stuff!
Woormius Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007
Oh, really sweet and sad at the same time. Impressive. Bravo!
:clap: :clap:
oz-haver Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
Dziga Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007
very nice.x)
Lellith Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007
oooooooo.....thats pretty.
Fraktura Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
This is something really beautiful :}
hndzephyr25 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
I love this picture. It's haunting :)
oz-haver Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you! it still haunts me.
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