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even in death it grows. by Senju-HiMe even in death it grows. by Senju-HiMe
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In ugliness there is beauty
in despair there is hope
in agony there is joy
in death there is life.

always there.

This is not a manipulation. It's all make up


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Critique by HelloGoodbye42 Feb 25, 2012, 9:55:33 AM
There is only one word for how impossibly striking this piece is, and that word is GORGEOUS. Just incredible, incredible work.

I think one of the strongest parts of the photo is the use of color. The faded red-to-burgundy and the insightful use of browns just gives the white daisies more power as they're surrounded by the decay. Another truly astounding thing is the very makeup itself--usually, with photos with such drastic makeup, I can visibly spot the dividing line of what's real and what isn't; however, I must have stared at this picture for a full three minutes but I can't for the life of me spot any discrepancy. Whether the photographer did this spectacular makeup job or if someone else did, well done, you!

The only thing I would say that isn't along the lines of "OH MY GOD" is the fact that the signature is right in the middle of the picture. It really takes away from the overall tension of sloping neck and shoulder, which are one of my favorite parts.

Really, truly astonishing job. Very well done.
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The signature is, from my personal point of view as artist myself, exactly where it was supposed to be! Because if I had any god to believe I'd say just "OH-MY-GOD"!


You're just 16yo as I noticed reading... well... I couldn't allow myself all the instruments and technology to totally express my creativity and eventual talents apart pencils and few other fine arts stuff... and also inspirations to come up with artworks like your photos did spread so much by now that seems a lot easier for a teenager to express such a great talent nowadays.
But, as a matter of fact, most of your artworks are a 'jaw dropping' assault to my eye and a challenge for brain's sanity {jealousy and envy are dangerous maladies}.
I talk warmly to you as only another artist or a big brother {I'm 38yo} only would do inviting you and encouraging you to never and I mean just never stop doing what you're doing, never stop to grow up {improve} as a woman and, most of all, as an artist. Your works already lead you to that direction. Just a suggestion... try to express yourself also with old fine-arts techniques and tools more than with photography and photoshopping. It's just in your own interest only. And for the fine-arts' sake!

Your talent is heart-warming.

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Doug2766 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 7, 2015
I think this picture portrays the essence of the inner conflict we all have when looking at the apparent contradictory juxtaposition of Beauty, which is linked to Life, and Decay, which is linked to Death. One is alluring, the other is repugnant. We are secretly afraid of the implication of what it means to acknowledge that even something as distasteful as Death can indeed be beautiful, in one or many ways.

I remember looking at an atlas of forensic pathology from 1975 (Gresham) in a university library. It presented a very candid, uncensored view of Death in a variety of its forms. One of the images was a close-up of the feet of a female corpse that had been "submerged in water for several days" (according to the figure caption). The photograph immediately captivated me. The subject's feet had been carefully posed for the close-up, one elevated on a high wooden block, the other left to overhang the edge of the porcelain autopsy table, so that both were fully exposed to the lens. The feet clearly belonged to a dead person, as the skin had an almost waxen appearance, mottled faintly by congealed blood. The soles were macerated from being wet for a prolonged period, and the skin was starting to slough away in some areas. The dead skin glistened with moisture that reflected the light of the flash bulb in the instant that it went off. But, the same light of the flash also captured, in lurid detail, the verdant, almost iridescent, hues of green, intermingled with abstract speckles of brown and white, that represented lush colonies of algae and other microorganisms that had blossomed on the dead substrate of the feet, growing over the skin and in between the webbing of the toes, filling the crevices between the toes with a thick, slimy, living paste. It was Life growing out from Death.

The image was quite disturbing on multiple levels. Yet, I couldn't help but be mesmerized by it. There was a whole ecosystem of microscopic organisms thriving and breeding on the moist, dead skin of a human corpse, and in doing so, had spontaneously produced a gorgeous work of natural art, on a scale no longer microscopic but readily appreciable to the naked eye (and discerning to the photographer's lens). And all of this as a byproduct of Life doing what it was naturally intended and driven to do - that is, reproduce - creating an image so visually striking to behold that the tantalizing beauty inherent in the otherwise grotesque subject matter was both undeniable and inseparable from it.
mockingja-y Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey, i want to show you my painting of this piece!
ericadalmaso Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I made a painting inspired by this (credited you) :
LeticiaMahieu Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
So beautiful work :)
XxSilentButterflyxX Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Someone copied your art…
Jonna99 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Holy shit
annafuru Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful. I love that saying. :)
Scr1b3 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The Zombie apocylapse ...For hippies?
0htar Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014   Photographer
hannahelizabethh Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student General Artist
sooooo good! :D
mothfly Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
this is the most beautiful photo in your gallery... I can't stop looking. can't stop admiring. it's so realistic and those flowers are such a romantic addition :heart:
AlpriAndrian Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Woww..very2 Beautifull
ultimatede Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
well that is gross, awesome work
lnstantNoodles Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Would you mind if I used this as inspiration to a short story? I REALLY love this idea and wish I came up with it first. haha :). Anyway, please let me know. This is beautiful. :heart:
Spiegellicht Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Photographer
Your beautiful work has been featured in my Journal: [link]

Thank you very much!
djunchan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
When I saw this picture, I could not stop wondering what the story of this girl was. Why was she hurt, who did this to her, who put the flower there to try to make it beautiful... I like pictures that makes my brain go in overdrive...
MoeSaysRawr Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
there is something so dark and so beautiful about this. i absolutely LOVE it! very unique and inspiring; definitely one of my favourite photos now!
violinist2424 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've been featured here: [link]
Be sure to check out the other artworks and have an awesome day!
crazywoman78 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
absolutely thought provoking and darkly beautiful beyond words. thank you so much for sharing it with us.
CarrieMilinazzo Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
It looks so real!
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LullabyHamsters Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my thats amazing!
dcenteno Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Esto es Arte!!
TheRose337 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist
Awesome!! =) you should do one with scars and make up like the joker!! =D that'd be epic!! Everybodys favorite villain =)
sanjalydia Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
You have been featured [link] . Leave a comment and support other works :hug:
JustAClickAway Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh wow!
JenniferMulkerrin Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
so beautiful
CrisPySweeney Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
CurruptedCynder Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Did you use a prosthetic?
RadioToxicMango Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Somebody nominate this for a Daily Deviation! :heart:
jayvonswagg Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, great manipulation the level of detail is astounding.
Ecfor Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would be even cooler if the stems of the flowers went though her cheeks and popped out on the other side ;)
UminoKazu Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my goodness O_____O overwhelmed
AnA-bby Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
can any chance, draw this? pretty please?
Strange-Laughter Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautifully creepy indeed :D. Are you a fan of the Joker by any chance?
rististien Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's like a person was bit by a nature goddess zombie lol I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE this
YAHRLYxx Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
the effects were done so beautifully. Great job, keep up the good work :)
BrokenParadise9897 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous is all I have to say..
KristenMash Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful creepy
DayIDiedIsDayILived Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012   Writer
:boogie: :blowkiss: :dance: :jawdrop:

deepstars Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist
amazing as always :)
therainbowsshadow Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I wrote a poem last year that reminds me much of this picture; bravo, darling :clap: , this is I daresay, one of my faves of yours, and I've faved quite a bit of your work already, lol :tighthug: :heart: :D
losesprit Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
this is stunning...
SeersSword Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   General Artist
BehindClosedCurtains Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Incredible work!
0htar Featured By Owner May 25, 2012   Photographer
Oh words, words...
TheAbstruse Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student General Artist
This is simply amazing. Its so creative and beautiful!
fictionalnostalgia Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student General Artist
featured, [link]
andreeabindea Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Esa es mi preferida! Me encanta. Tienes mucho talento. Aprovechalo todo.
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Canon EOS 1000D
Shutter Speed
1/128 second
Focal Length
28 mm
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Date Taken
Oct 28, 2011, 6:10:02 PM
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