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:iconblackcomedian:
BlackComedian Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
Did someone die of your kin?
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:iconryaye:
Ryaye Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist
i love this so badly...
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sarahredhead Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
This is magnificent. Your unique and imaginative treatment of this subject is stunning and beautiful, sweet adn heartbreaking. I love it.
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Janinamama Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
very touching...
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:iconblackizzy:
blackizzy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Simply outstanding! I am dropping tears over my keyboard right now....
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snake0644 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very sad, but beautiful. Bravo.
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gailmaries Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
This is stunning. My first moment of perspective was from her firstborn. I saw him as delightedly participating in his mom's and siblings' Sunday jaunt, only unseen by them. 

But not unfelt by Mom. Because she lives with his memory every single day. She never forgets about him, and his missing presence is acutely in her mind always. At first glance, her expression seems to show a look of peaceful pleasance. But when I look closer, I see a slight frown, so I assume she's thinking of him in that very moment, missing him, feeling the group is incomplete.

The rope between them just represents the unbreakable bond that keeps a mother and her deceased child together forever. It's a good thing that allows her to safely go on with her life. Contrarily, she could not do that very well if she thought she 'should' succeed in forgetting about him. A bereaved mother's biggest fear is that she will forget anything about him, most of all, his face and his scent. 

My only 'complaint' is that the coffin seriously adds to the acute pain of the scene. This is a harsh reality, true. It makes for a very gritty reality. I'm not a bereaved parent, and it makes me a little uncomfortable. That probably says more about me than anyone else, and it's the artist's vision anyway, of course. I do wonder if the same emotion could be expressed another a way without a coffin, for an alternative version.
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cls85 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
this one is really great!
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farrellsx6 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is amazing imagery.
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CoredDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Artist
This is about as sad as it gets without causing outright tears.  Well done
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Grilliperlatesta Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so sad, so beautiful
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luisamidnasakura Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
beautiful much feels
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razor696 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
I saw this in the email from dA and had to come get a closer look. This is beautiful and sad yet heartwarming because she is moving on and still tending to the kids she has left despite the weight she carries. I also happened to notice the child on the casket appears to be the eldest of the three. That could make the story being told go in many different ways.
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heronwolf Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hey there, I've just featured you in my journal! fav.me/d6ctzcr
Have a great day ;-)
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:iconpeccatori:
peccatori Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:omg: Fantastic work!
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FuckLoveXD Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Artist
I love it. It is very beautiful.
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:iconartofmk:
artofmk Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
very nice
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:iconjuliagracearts:
JuliaGraceArts Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow, so powerful an image. Beautifully captures the never forgotten tie to a lost beloved one, especially that of a child. Great work.
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WoogieVille Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
my personal favorites. so beautiful.
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:iconrho96:
Rho96 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I know the feeling.. I love it.
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:iconqihah:
Qihah Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
i cried inside
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:iconnycterisa:
NycterisA Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why only on Sundays? :)
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Vocalover0804 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I LOVE THIS
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SaintAndSinner-IMVU Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
truly is amazing, after loosing a brother and seing mum loose a son (sure not that old) but still def brings emotions and heart to this piece
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levi88 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Oh so much feels :(
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:iconkenalli:
Kenalli Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh this is absolutely amazing!
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freiheit97 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
My TOP FAVOURITE!!! It has such a deep meaning... Really touching piece... But its TRULY sad...
Hmmm... you have amazing skills... The colours and their faces are not that sad but it really makes me wanna cry... You are one of the most talented artist i have ever seen... Thank you for sharing your artworks with all of us!
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lunarsparks Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Poignant! No more words needed.
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FelipaFuerme Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow!
It concerns me! really...
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:iconataud:
ataud Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Its a very hit in my mind... all is a perfect armory, congrats!
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Gummitoffel Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Sad and beautiful.
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binxeh Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This hits very close to home home for me, as well. Very bittersweet and beautiful at the same time...
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Niji-Jagaimo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh lordy that gave me goose bumps!
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princessPOP-15 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful and it touches my heart deeply, it is really quite sad..
If I may ask, what medium did you use?
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WhyYesMyDearGirl Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Really hits close to home for me.
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dushka2001 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
simple. touching. beautiful. superb. thank you for sharing.
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Enigma1315 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's kinda sad. But it looks awesome!
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:iconasylum-of-the-angels:
asylum-of-the-angels Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
oh wow.
that's so sad. but really beautiful.....really really lovely.
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Neko-Renkinjutsu-shi Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
...I only realized now that the boy is floating on a coffin, not a bed. I thought it was someone dreaming he was going for a walk..now I look closer...

That is beautifully well done.
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Ponyitalia12 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's very very sad...
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finnandflameandme Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
so.... SAD!!
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PaintByLetters314 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like this. It's a truly sad subject, but you've depicted it in a unique, almost whimsical way. It's very bittersweet and heartwarming and thought-provoking.
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BanefulBreath Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
I just love it! Never have I ever seen a piece like that. Really great :) even if the meaning is very sad.
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envyhehhehheh Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
aw man....
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ZorroNo1 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is a wonderful piece. Though kind of sad.
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GleeHatch Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Whether it's good or bad, it still hurts to look at this. Just like memories, I suppose :)
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bottled-mermaid Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
She will carry the memories of him for the rest of her life. No matter if she has other two beautiful children to take care of now...surely they are her joy, but an invisible yet concrete link will always connect her to the child who was gone. And you can see that from the light shadow on her face: she carries on, she's happy and serene, but the memory is always there. No pain: that little angel is watching them, smiling...he will be there forever, watching and loving his mother and his his siblings, and protecting them. :heart:
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fan4battle Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Ouch, this is deep. Touching.
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k2thed Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Wery touthing
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Irixian Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Maybe I'm just seeing this piece in a completely different light, but I extract nothing reassuring or sweet or touching about this at all. It speaks to me of the anchor of grief and how it obscures and muddies all joy that comes after. As with all of this artist's work, it is incredibly well done. Perhaps some of you who think it reassuring or touching or something can explain? Are you thinking that she's carrying the memory of her dead child in a "good" way? I don't see it, if you do.
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