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The Dead Places


The Visual Delicacy of Decay










It’s easy to think of art in terms of what is instantly pleasing to the eye, artworks which
evoke a feeling of joy and hopefulness and blissful peacefulness or ecstatic exultation.




This is the consideration of art as something that helps propel us forward through life – to out future great
deeds, our career victories, or dreams of coming big events. But there is a peak to every life. At some point all
people, and all places, and even all ideas have to begin the inevitable decline that is the other balancing half of a lifetime.





...the abandoned house by SAMLIMHouse of God by Matthias-Haker:thumb197286778:Ballroom by Matthias-Haker


There is a special beauty to be found in the representation of this less obviously attractive part of the evolutionary
process of living and being and dying. There is even a certain sense of righteousness when this less-serviced end of art’s
spectrum makes its presence known, fighting for its rightful place against the absolute inundation of joyful “the best is
yet to come” art that has become such a smothering façade (mostly because of television and commercialism in general incessantly
selling, selling, selling the promise of perfection on physical, emotional, sexual and financial status). But the art of
decay persists, the flipside of the dominating happy façade.








We are drawn to portraits of aging faces, in paintings or photographs, and they compel us to try to read between
the lines of weathered and withered faces, making us wonder at the many life experiences that must have been experienced
by someone with so many years marked by such deep lines impressed into an aging face. Likewise, there is also something
that transfixes us at the sight and contemplation of a dying or dead town, or a factory, or even a long disused cemetery.











There is something even more powerfully effecting upon us about not just a single life in the process of departing our world,
but in entire communities of beings taking leave, with only the shells of their now abandoned daily lives left as evidence that
they once lived, loved, worked and thrived in a certain place... once upon a time. There is an instinctive mourning for not only
ourselves and our inevitable passing, but for the inevitable slow vanishing of our entire way of life.









It is the balance ultimately that is key to understanding our fascination with depictions of life’s corruption and decay.




From zombie movies to portraits of once glamorous and impossibly beautiful 1930's movie stars – it’s the equaling out, aesthetically
and spiritually, that attracts us.



All begins with the miracle of birth and a climb toward some vague idea of our “best us” – onto the sudden realization that
we’ve somehow passed the peak of whatever could have been and facing existence on the “other side.” Now it’s not the dreams of
youth that have come before, but the mystery of existence and after-existence as death’s door approaches.





Entropy of Love by kimdedEntropy by euraiAbandoned by FuineFairevaold by dechobek


For some artists, thankfully, this is not a cause for decades of panic and despair, but a call for finding the same sort of
“answering” or “balancing” beauty to be captured in the autumn and winter of people, places and things, the complementary stuff
of the yin and yang of existence that is just as valuable and just as enlightening as the previously captured moments of all of
those springs and summers.







Questions for the Reader




1

Does the contemplation of photographs or paintings of abandoned buildings bring you a sense of “oneness” or “wholeness” in
life?  Or does this art sadden and depress you?








2

What thoughts and feelings do you have when you see a photograph or watch a movie featuring a beautiful and attractive 20-something
actor or actress – and then you see a photograph of that person as they look today, aged 80 or 90?






2

When viewing artworks centered on “decay,” do you think the artist is trying to “bring you down” or depress you or trying to
make you feel bad about being happy in a world of sorrows and our own impending deaths? Or do you think most artists are trying
to explore the poignant aspects of the cycles of life, and the ultimate “leveling” of all things? Could the artist be trying to
bring you a “peaceful” feeling about life and eternity?








3

Do you prefer to surround yourself with art that is only happy and joy-inspiring? Or do you prefer a balance in your artful
things between the happy and the angst-provoking, even the “remindful despairing?”











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Djake Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm reminded of an exchange between the children and Mrs. Darling in one of the recent Peter Pan movies, where Mrs. D is explaining why she admires their father. She tells the children that he has had to put away many dreams for the family. When asked where he put them, Mrs. D replies:
"He put them away in a drawer; and sometimes, late at night when the children are asleep, he takes them out and admires them; but, as time goes by, it grows harder and harder to close the drawer again. That is why he is brave."
I find that images of decay tend to have this same wistfulness. If there's one thing that humans love as much as beauty, it's nostalgia - that memory of joy that once was.
Added to that, I've always liked the sublime sense of peace in images of decay. When something is left to itself, it tends to settle into an equilibrium with its surroundings. Gravity, erosion and other factors seem to "blend" an object with its environment inexorably; and an object (or person) in decline, seems to be more in tune with the world, somehow. The struggles are over, things mellow a bit and the subject becomes more and more at one with the atural processes around it.
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To0dles Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful piece! everything in life comes to an end but not an end as such just a new form.

brilliantly done!
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vanmall Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Art like this always makes me appreciate life a bit more, I don't know why. Maybe because I see some kind of history in these things. I always try to image what it used to be like and what happened. It brings me happiness and sadness at the same time. Happiness because it is usually really beautiful in some strange way but sadness because I feel abandonment.

I think that different artists have different ideas behind their art but I do believe that mostly they just want to portray the life cycle and how things move. How something that once was new and full of life is now just a memory to some. It makes me think about the things I do and how important they are to me. Because things that I might seem to find important right now won't be so important many years later.

I like to keep a balance between happiness and things like this.

I don't know if it makes sense to anyone else but that's how I feel about these things.
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An-iB Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well in my case these kind of pictures make me happy and sad at the same time. Happy because such beautiful and peaceful places exist and sad cause they were once more beautiful yet crowded.
They are relics of the past which remind us of what we have done.Most are abandoned arhitectural treasures.
As for the artist.. well if i were to photograph something like this i would do it out of curiousity and the will to share such lost wonders of the past.
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arphot Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
I see cool old stuff that has a story. I love to know those stories.
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makepictures Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
People enjoy comparing themselves to what they are presented with by cultural ephemera such as novels, films or visual art. And people enjoy being shocked by fear - - I don't but many do. Images of decay allow the viewer to elevate themselves above or away from them simply by considering where they are at the moment of observing the image. At the same time, an image of decay will allow an exploration of a potential senario without the requirement of acting it out - - just yet. In this sense, images of decay, both of places and of people, are very entertaining. It is this entertainment factor that makes the subject a perennial.

You do not mention cultural differences in the seeing of what you have tagged as decay. Some cultures that revere the aged, both old places and old people. I would expect that the notions I suggested in my previous paragraph would be completely alien to the expectations of those raised in reverential cultures such as China.

On deviantART there is also the classic juxtapositioning of beauty against decay. We see in street photography a young couple in front of a ruin or in nudes an extraordinary body in a dilapidated room or an old bum slumped in front of a fancy store in Paris. It is a cliche and so unremarkable; but at the same time a conceit repeated over and over again. Its a manipulation that I, as a viewer, will get drawn into over and over.

Decay in photojournalism is often story telling with deep poignancy and in the best cases it reveals the conditions that the rest of society sweeps away under a rug. Photographs of London and New York slums forced social change at the turn into the 20th Century. The work of photographers and painters and illustrators in showing conditions of decay in nature have contributed to saving lands, ecosystems and species and continue to do so. They say in these works: look at this and cry.... and many have.
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Rekalnus Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll find seeing decay subjects to be both wholeness, completion and sadness. especially when its objects that were once highly valued and well-known.

often it depends on the day and time as to what genre I'll explore, some days are just not for dust and decay, and others are.

I see a lot of it up front here in Arizona where there are ruins from the First Nation tribes, the ghost towns of the newer arrivals and the old Route 66, and now the places where airplanes come to die.
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I find a certain beauty to 'decay' though I do not fully consider it that. Went you see a human structure in ruins, filled with Earth's life reclaiming it, it is a feeling of recovery for me. That despite the harms we may do this planet, it may yet recover.

It is a mix of beauty with a feeling like a graveyard. Slightly creepy. Life and death. History and future meet.
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Lawenta Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree fully with that first part. Where most others see a sad end of a building or other human-made structure, overgrown by weed, I see a new beginning, the resilience of life. I've once watched a document about Prypiat. They took it as a tragedy - the whole city abandoned, slowly turning to ruin - yet I couldn't stop smiling. Seeing how quickly the nature is reclaiming the city despite the radiation filled me with incredible hope.
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly! I see a weed creeping through the crack of asphalt and I smile. Nature will prevail.
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Lawenta Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I do the same. :lmao:
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sleepyowlet Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
1. Decaying things are more interesting to look at than brand new squeaky clean things. Same goes for ageing faces vs. young - young faces are like an empty canvas, where ageing faces are like a canvas that's been drawn on by life... So for me it's not about wholesome vs. depressing, it's about interesting vs. boring.

2. No, I think that the artist had fun with all the interesting, intricate details decaying things provide. Decay is a natural process, so decaying things tend to look more organic. It's like an additional dimension - the usual three plus time. When looking at art I don't really focus on what the artist was trying to say (because you can never really know what that is without asking them directly), I focus on what that artwork is communicating to me, regardless of the intended meaning.

3. I like to surround myself with art that gives me peace - "me" being the operative word. I tend to find peace in things others might find disturbing. My concept of beauty differs a little from the average; I like things others find morbid, because for me death is a natural part of life; and I'm not afraid of it. Just for the record - I'm not obsessed with it either.
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Nightlyre Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Pardon as I wax philosophical! I think it's fascinating to see how transient human life and human achievements can be. I don't really find it depressing, just a part of the cycle as a whole. Things are born or made, they age, they die and crumble to dust. Something new is born from the ashes. We treat death and decay as "bad" while viewing birth and creativity as "good", which just seems like an incomplete view of things. After all, if we cling to the past and live in fear of change, we'll simply stagnate - and that's far worse than rotting away.

I'm really liking weathered by *vaggelisf and old by ~dechobek. Real faces are more beautiful than airbrushed ones any day of the week.
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Axe-Cell Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
1. Actually, it doesn't. Standing on the grey line, I do not feel the sense of 'wholeness' nor do these abandoned buildings bring me sadness. They stir up my curiosity, makes me want to sit right in front of an age-worn wall so that I may listen to its stories. There's this beauty in them that I am not able to lay a finger upon which fascinates me.

2. As many have said before I, life is all about balance. It may be bad to know that all living things will soon pass away in the near future, but that's what makes life worth living. I too admit that I have a fear of leaving my achievements behind, but there is this calm feeling that you might be remembered for all you've done throughout one's chapters. My conclusion, artists who display their artworks of 'decay' bring me a peaceful feeling towards my short life.

3. As mentioned earlier, I prefer a balance of the two so that I can have a fair reason as to why I should be grateful for having such a life. Having too much of a good thing is bad for you, I can never forget that quote.

The end of my philosophical ramblings. :)
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Renacido Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
I, personally have an avid fascination with abandoned locations. I love photographing them, looking at them and trying to unravel what once was...I also adore the glorious textures decay brings. :heart:
I love photographs of elderly because it's a reminder we all are on the same road, but I also have to say that I love the imperfections, the way time has pulled their faces and just the intensity of some eyes.
I just love the character brought about by age. I don't find places of abandoned buildings, etc. to be depressing at all. I think they're inspiring(dude, the composition ideas are endless), and again, there are oodles of textures to take in and learn from. They're great for learning environments, learning how to set moods for drawings.
In my town there's an abandoned museum, and an old pet-food plant. I pay visits to them semi-regularly just to take in the sights, and find something I missed the first time I was there.

I like abandoned/decaying etc. things for visual purposes.

Zombies have never struck my fancy, I never got into the whole undead thing.
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FiskXPhantom Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student General Artist
:tears: I really don't like art dealing with death, decay or endings, I'm inclined for happier art because my life is full of negative things to turn to. :depressed:
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SocialOutlaw Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
First off @ $techgnotic -- excellent journal , added to fav's .

Q:1 ) Looking at images of abandon buildings , old cars or trucks ,etc, does not sadden or depress me to any great degree , okay its a tiny bit sad that a building or structure has been left to rot and die , but its
a part of life and the way things are . Even when looking at and photographing these things for myself
i can still find some beauty in it .
Mostly it reminds me that everything here on earth is transitory .

Q:2 ) I can relate mostly to your comment about an artist trying to show the " cycles " of life .

Q:3 ) I try to have a " balance " of art / images to look at , i'm old enough to know that too much of any one thing isn't good for you . For example : if i was to always be looking for or at the negative things in life only and was sad and depressed all the time for years and years , eventually it would make me want to " eat a gun " if you know what i mean .
i do always try to stay or look at the positive side of things "life , etc" but some "negative " stuff always seems to find a way to pop its head up from time to time , just to keep things " in balance " .

One of the main things i have learned in life , is that for ANY human being , trying to achieve
"balance " in our lives is always a daily on going battle , between family , friends , work ,play &
most of all photography , and will be for the rest of my life ( taught to me by a dear old friend who's 82 years old ) .
Cheers .
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thephilosifer Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
The thing about decay is that is a part of life that is unaviodable.The thing about dying is that you never truly die.As long as you are remembered you will still live on. It is also part of what makes us human.If we didn't remember then why live life at all. alife is not the person that lives it, but the memories surounding that person. Decay really just helps symbolise the lives that were one lived there.When you see a run down place don't think of it as a decaying building, but a place of memories. If walls could talk you would here of the memories they remember. Decay is just a way of saying old memories left in that place.
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TheArtfulJellyfish Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Well said, well said. :)
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thephilosifer Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Thanks
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tvlookplay Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love it :heart:
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LOKIforDREAMS Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student Writer
There is a certain kind of beauty in decay art that fascinates me. My peers from my photography class spent their time on their pets and their friends. They did not understand why I was getting shots around the railways and abandoned parts of town.
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LadyKylin Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
1 - Very much depends on the peice, some manage to be such a wonderfull balance of decay and potentil it's amazeing. A war decimated town left to rot, with a robin sitting on a warped twsited and jagged tin roof. Things like that I adore. Showing hte vibrancy of life, the pain of death and the power of destruction all in one. That's art.


2- Again depends on the peice, sometiems all you see is death and decay, but like I stated before, if there is some hint just a little detail of life it can change the whole meaning.

3- Balance, I like art that I can look at for a long while and still find tantilizeing. Sometiems it's simple things like a extreme close up of a leaf cell. But the decay darker type works appeal to a whole other aspect, where their is life there is death, life without death has no direction, death wihtout life isn't possible.
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Necdilzor Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
I prefer a balance between joy and decay art in all aspects.
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Heh, always wondered if you would do an urban exploration-type article.

But it seems you went a bit unspecific here and wrapped it in with another more vague topic. Not a bad article, but I had hoped for an urban exploration-specific article here, talking about that one specific type of photography (rather than your usual vague and overly pretty style of typing). Had hoped for some talking and questions about "is it ok to break in and photograph these places" and "what is it that makes us try to capture these places" and things like that.

But it's not a big deal. I don't usually comment, and only commented here since this is an area I really like and know a thing or two about.



Me personally, I like to do urban exploration photography/decayed and run down photography, mostly just to show that not everything is as it seems. There's beauty to everything, even if it's not apparent at first. Show another side to things and try to get people seeing things in a way that you see them. The most powerful thing about art, to me, is to get the viewer to see things in a way they didn't think they could.
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Intergrativeone Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
We have to have both. How could we appreciate beauty unless we can understand it's opposite. It is a thirst or a hunger that needs satisfaction. Black can't be black without knowing white... Rust can not occur without the pristine surface to adhere to... it is the motion we set on a calm sea. Good read...
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Haqiqah Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
1. I love old, weathered, abandoned structure and people. They do not make me sad at all, in fact I find joy in taking photos of anything weathered. I find a mystic in the old; it is a wonderful contemplation of what was once before us. It is all necessary.
2. I feel it is hard to say what an artist is trying to convey unless you ask the artist. But for the most part I think it depends on the context of the decay, and the composition of the art. Also, I think feelings of sadness come up in us whether or not that is what the artist is trying to do. We as people evoke that in ourselves, sometimes the art is just a little push.
3. I think a balance in life is the way to go. You can't have happy without sad, they are siblings. For me I like a balance in art.

I love this piece and the artwork is incredible.
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Sayuri14 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student Writer
I remember the exact moment in which I became aware of my mortality. I was thirteen, looking at a mirror, doing what most teenagers do; thinking harsh critiques about my appearence. Then a quiet voice in my mind said "You'll die". A bit depressing, but becoming aware of oneself's mortality is empowering. I did cry after thinking it, but then I told myself "Well, there's not a moment to waste. You better make something memorable; you never know if someone in the future will find comfort in your work" (Alright, that wasn't my exact thought. I just felt an urge to go out, face the world, and leave a mark of the best of me)

1. Well, the first thing I feel when I come across a decaying building is a combination of sadness, impotence, and anger . "Sadness" due to the fact that buildings that represented the former glory of a long forgotten era are being (excuse the expression) raped by the fast-growing cosmopolitan cities and population. "Impotence" because I want to bring them back, and then I'm angry with myself, because I haven't done anything to prevent them from falling apart and become another parking slot.


2. Artists are just trying to show the world the other side of the coin. Many of us wander about, unaware and living in bliss. When objects in decay are (rarely) noticed, people just scoff and think about them as trash. None of them looks back at them twice. I believe that artists are just leaving us reminders of what all those things we now compuslively abuse will envetually become obsolete.


3. I prefer a balance. Most of the time, I enjoy looking at art that's joyful, colorful, and lively. But living solely in a sugar-coated world it's counterproductive. "Despairing" art is far more richer in its content; the viewer actually has to analyze what's in front of him/her to fully abstract what the artist is trying to convey. Besides, looking at 'angst' art is a great reminder that I'm not a sparkly vampire.
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Omnivoyance Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
All these particular pictures do is make me nostalgic for my youth. The second best places to explore as a child are decayed ruins. So many abandoned "archeological" type treasures to be discovered. That feeling of the ordered chaos of nature taking hold where once only the boring order of man once held sway. Happy images all. And old people are often the most fun to hang out with as a kid the other adults often being to busy to pay attention. Of course sometimes the elder is a nasty old coot but even that adds a interesting villain to a childs imaginary map of the world.

I guess if I force myself to think deeply about it this reaction puts me in the cycles of life catagory of viewers since I am thinking of both nature and myself breaking these things down and reusing them.

Almost every one of these either intrigues or excites me. The one exception being the Entropy of Love picture. That one's a little sad. Also makes me wonder why only the female form is disintegrating so fast. o.O
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Magnius159 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Excellent
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RvenclawPadawan Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student General Artist
As depressing as it is, I still find these pictures fascinating... It makes me wonder what happened, and what was it like before, and stuff like that.
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rustyironmonger Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great article, and it's great to see dA administration take notice of this.

My decay photography is intended to show what the other side of consumerism and the American Dream is, and to be offbeat...
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Jack-the-hedgehog15 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Reminds me of the greek coliseum.
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CountryDarkRain Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
1. It saddens me, but at the time it is putting history in to the present of that neither though we did these things, we just leave them there to rot.
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I think that some might have that feeling within themselves of depression and thats how they express themselves. And I also would like to write down that there is an artist on here but i can not find him atm, but he does the most fantastic photos there is on in berlin and its an organ looking down to what looks like either a ball room or church and we had the conversation on how sad a beautiful thing is just sitting there decaying in such a place.
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I do like the happy paintings and yet i've physically seen picasso's works and the weeping lady its so sad to look at. it made me cry, it was so powerful and it made me reflect on my life (it was a pretty #$%^ on) and how much i really hurt inside.
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CountryDarkRain Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
*piano
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SagwagianHowl Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
1. I think in my life it's pretty amazing and beautoful to my eyes, because it's something that will inevitably happen to all of us- as it was meant to be. We are supposed to 'love our whole life', so that brings to the conclusion of our death. Not favorited by me, just seems beautiful because it is contained in the circle.

2. I would think to explore- but some can be deppressing vent art as well. It depends mainly on the scene and what/who is in that scene.

3. Balanced. Life can't be all fun and games, now can it? You must consider we are all sorrorwful at some point or another. And we will die as well in the life sentence. Even Jesus wept.


Nicely chosen art I shall say~
Interesting topic too.

-Carah W.
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Fyrrea Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the atmosphere of abandoned buildings... Like from Silent Hill or other horror movies! :D
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DasGhul Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012   General Artist
ALL of them questions are just QUARK. :shrug:
Decay art still is fine art, though! :thumbsup:
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Kaz-D Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it! :)
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HelenaRothStock Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
Oddly it doesn't depress me, i may be mad but i imagine how it was and how much life has been in it. Like ghosts of the past.

Life is all about balance, you can't have all happy or all sad. i like the art of decay because it isn't realistic to have everything perfect...in fact it makes my teeth itch when i see stuff like that. Imperfections are what make us who we are.
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SydneeC Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student Artist
the art is amseing
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Shirory Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
I like remindful despairing. It makes me remember that everything is everchanging. Inevitable, really.

The thing is, older people's faces are like worn books- with decades of experience recorded in them. Meanwhile, younger faces have barely skimmed the surface of life's many paths. And I guess that older people stop wearing as much makeup as younger people, allowing for their "true" skin to show out, an integral part of their uniqueness. We are just fascinated that life goes on past a certain point, other than the present time we live in today. It's a reminder that we are in continual motion, moving out into the beyond...
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GlassLipsFullOfLies Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student General Artist
it depresses me, but i find comfort that there is sadness, and not entirely lollipops and sunshine.

and i prefer to lean more towards the dark side of things. although my art doesn't seem to reflect that bit about myself...
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cyanidebrighteyes Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
well said.
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runninglane Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
great article and these thoughts were pretty much my feelings when taking this pic:
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runninglane Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
hmmm thumb didnt post up ~
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student Interface Designer
You can't use thumbs in comments outside of the forum ^^;
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runninglane Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
that makes sense...so you just post the link ~?
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Yep! :)
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runninglane Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
~thanks
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