The things we carry


(EDIT: Added a brief explanation of what this painting is supposed to mean)

The idea behind this is that there are things that we cannot get rid of. We try, but we're sort of stuck with them. They're usually not things we're proud of. They're kind of unconscious (or knowingly conscious) reasons of why we are the way we are. The skull represents those things. Some of us have depression, some of us have severe anxiety, some of us have suicidal thoughts, some of us have crippling insecurities.. The naked woman portrays our core, our inner being, which is why she's naked. The environment is the representation of the distortion from what's right and wrong that can cloud our judgement.. Sometimes it makes us feel more secure, sometimes it makes us want to keep these things, because we're afraid we'll be worse off without them?

We sometimes clutch these things even though we know they're not best for us. Maybe we believe they're a part of who we're meant to be?

Sometimes I just think way too much about things like this.

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This is pretty honest work.

Rhunyc responds:

Eyy thanks, I need to do more work with emotions and feelings again.

That is some deep shit....

I too love the lighting, it makes the image very dramatic. The digitized effect that creeps across the image add a decomposition effect. Anatomically brilliant, especially with the human skull. Forgot to mention, the lighting also adds to the overall emotion of the image. Speaking of, the face is really good at portraying anguish, maybe a lost friend?

Rhunyc responds:

Thank you very much, and no lost friends, I've been very fortunate with that. But I appreciate the review!

That lighting...

Rhunyc responds:

:D Thanks!

Dude, this really describes how i feel.
Seriously, the fucking society and injustice based on lies, damn!
Being Insecure in front of others is normal, at least in teen age, thatt's how i feel. I know things aren't really the best now, but man, i need to get mentaly stronger. People say in strong body, strong spirit, that's why i train hard, work hard, and work out.

Anyways, this painting in particular shook me just a bit when i saw it, since i know how all those things feel. Too bad i have time to think about them. Mann i have way too much free time :/

btw, this is the first piece i gave 5 stars to

Rhunyc responds:

Thanks a lot man, glat you enjoyed it enough to give it all 5 stars!

Also glad you understand it. Thank you for reviewing. :)

Credits & Info

4.61 / 5.00

Jan 17, 2015
8:58 AM EST
File Info
1348 x 1941 px
1.9 MB

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