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Battered and bruised, from abuse, but she still dreams of hope one day.
(The strawberry is her hope. But it's so out of reach now. The cycle of an abusive relationship is hard to break.)

Polymer clay, varathene, heat set oil paint, synthetic hair

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Physical art with sculptures has always been something I've wanted to do for quite awhile. Everything in this piece fits together really well. The waxy skin texture, the bloodshot eyes, the glazed look of near-death, the thin synthetic hair, even the teeth tucked away inside of the sculpture and slightly poking out are great! The symbolism completes it and gives it the 5/5 from me, fantastic work!

The Art-Inspired Music contest for Newgrounds in 2017 is currently underway. I hope that you don't mind that I've used this piece of artwork as inspiration towards my track which I've entered.

zephyo responds:

that's totally fine! and this is such a lovely, considerate review. Thank you so much for taking the time to write it ^_^

This is a really unique piece. It manages to elicit such disparate feelings as disgust, unease. pity, sorrow and and an ambiguous hope. It makes me want to pick her up and learn how to sculpt so I may give her the body parts she needs to get the symbolic strawberry. That's how moving it is. An eerie representation of the human spirit indeed.

the fcas

So meaningful, so expressive. You have combined creativity with craftsmanship to create a tragic yet beautiful scene...
Now if you'll excuse me, I have underwear that needs changing, because it's also terrifying.

A disturbing sculpture that matches a disturbing metaphore. Nice job!

Credits & Info

4.23 / 5.00

Jan 2, 2016
1:23 PM EST
File Info
4000 x 2121 px
12.8 MB

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