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Homage by Frank-Walls Homage by Frank-Walls
This is a piece I just finished for a show in Cleveland called "Evil Ohio". It's acrylic on paper and measure 15"x16".

Description of Homage for the Evil Ohio show:

While businesses, condos, and tourist attractions rise up from the former industrial landscape of the flats the ghosts of the Cleveland Torso Murders still linger. The city may forget these victims, but their deaths will always be intertwined with its history. This is a dedication to the city, the rust and dirt, and the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run.

Conceptually this is an homage to the Torso Killer, and artistically it is an homage to Beksinski.
This painting is currently for sale at my website, www.frankwalls.net.
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Given 2013-02-02
Homage by *Frank-Walls ( Suggested by Ayame-Kenoshi and Featured by deshrubber )
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Where to begin? This piece is rich in it depressing loveliness.

I love the melancholy, oppressive expression in everything that is in this piece, it permeates it.

The piece is fairly well balanced, the eye is immediately drawn to the bottom 1/2 of the surface to the focal point of the pink form... The tubing pulls the eyes along to the sides and up, while the two taller buildings draw the eyes to the center and up to the top of the painting, then the dirty clouds finish the tour by pulling the eye left and right at the top. There are two things which [In my opinion] would balance it a bit better. The first would be to brighten the sun light behind the two tall buildings, and throw some pink in it to complement the pink figure and pull some of the weight up. The second is to have done something to offset the skull face on the right, by doing something complementary to the left. However, neither of these things detract from the painting so much as to call it unbalanced... I love it.

The piece is obviously set firm in the surreal genre, expertly done.

I love the piece, and it is a tribute to skill and vision.
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6 out of 6 deviants thought this was fair.

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Heheh, Where to start? This is my first critique...

Well, First of i would like to say i love the way you captured the lighting and the shading, It makes it look so realistic, Almost scary, I must admit, It gives you alot of different feelings, All at one time, Feeling that is un-explainable, Never in my life have i seen art so amazing, Original, and Extremely capturing, This has left me one-hundred percent breathless and speechless, I never though i'd see any art like this, I can't even begin to imagine how long this took, In my opinion, You are an true artist, You have amazing talent, Skill, and Sense of originality, Thank you for reading this, But then again, Thank you for making such wonderful art, This is simply amazing, And it seemed to have made me alot happier, i just don't know why...

P.S. Sorry it's so short.
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JosefVonDoom Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great !!
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ihamo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Very cool!
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jorgedanielsegura Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Photographer
Fantastic!
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Frank-Walls Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks, jorge!
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Tencio89 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Great! just great!
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:iconfrank-walls:
Frank-Walls Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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kumpan Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes, just like that, people are directly dependent on the city ..
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:iconcannibol:
cannibol Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
i hope i can get up to view that show from kent.
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cannibol Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
and great piece!
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Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
a very poignant and emotional piece :clap:
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:iconfrank-walls:
Frank-Walls Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! You have some amazing stuff in your gallery. I'd love to get in on one of those exquisite corpse drawings.
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Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Blow me away...completely...I like the concept and detailing.
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LiquidFrogStudios Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Strange, but cool! The towers somewhat remind me of Stone Tower from The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask.
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:iconfrank-walls:
Frank-Walls Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
I had to look that one up, but they do a little!
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:iconwittyintellect:
WittyIntellect Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
A fine blend of distributing and dream-like reality. I dare say it's very reminiscent of H. R. Giger's art style.
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! Very nice details! Congratulations!
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J-Hump Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love it.
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clayjase69 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Wow amazing
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:iconastuceman:
AstuceMan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
terrible !
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iogames Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
are you sure you don't need health-p?
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TrippyScarecrow Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is really cool. It's like a mash up between H.R Giger and Zdzisław Beksiński. I really like this.
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SovietSweetieBelle Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That is pretty fuckin' scary...
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:iconjorgeclune:
jorgeclune Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
this isn't so evil. :P just unconscious art work.
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:iconparapatter:
parapatter Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Kind of reminds me of Pink Floyd. Great job!
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:iconhomestuckwizard:
homestuckWizard Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
What the hell?
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:iconchristinawood:
ChristinaWood Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
Oh my, how great this is.
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shuckclod Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
I look at it as belonging to the city... Great
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:iconrodlox:
Rodlox Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
interesting.

though, I saw the face on the building, and I thought "ah, an homage to the Sand Kings".
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Imwomanroar Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i won't critique this piece because i am not a professional artist but i honestly have no idea what this piece means and what emotions its supposed to invoke. i'd love to get your thoughts on your piece.
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Frank-Walls Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hi. I updated the description with an explanation of this pieces meaning.
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:iconmeg10:
Meg10 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student General Artist
I can kind of see H.R Giger in this, which is why i love it because he's one of my favorite artists! Alien <3
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Carach-Angren Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
same thing to me dude! xD Hr Giger is a genius, and so is this picture and the artist! :3
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MachinaDroid Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that was the first thing that popped in my mind~!
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bhappybug Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student
that's frightening
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JenicekPernicek Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
man, the feeling i got from this is simply sick. people destroy people, this is the result. u made a great piece of art right here, big up
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ImRandomArtist Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
? I thought it was industry corrupting nature and the woman is mother nature? or society is draining away at the people
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:iconpandakong:
PandaKong Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Holy frick, this tells a great story
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:iconimrandomartist:
ImRandomArtist Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
? whats the story?
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KurGuardianz Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Looks like something out of pink floyd. Cool =D
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:iconfaye-vondair:
Faye-vonDair Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
something about it makes me think of pink floyd's welcome to the machine.... kudos! would definately consider buying a print to have at home
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Jazznote Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gruesome..... But awesome! :la:
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:iconmazoneko:
mazoneko Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is.... wow
i love it
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Ameymoo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Trippy but interesting
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AmbientZero Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Reminds me of H.R. Giger. Nicely done!
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rabellogp Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Reminds me the Matrix!
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Imortal-Night Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it a lot, you have great talent and imagination!
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faisalfadhil Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
So... we're born out of the city, which is dead...
Pretty much a perfect work of art, in my opinion:

a) vision,

b) great execution and

c) clarity in conveying the message.

Wonderful, masterful.
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Its life Jim but not as we want it...

Looks great.
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HolyCross9 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
I'll say it's evil: look at all the pollution!!!!
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