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A Broken Wing by MaaykeKlaver A Broken Wing by MaaykeKlaver
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Dramatic rise of motion from shadow-smothered depths, like the fiery rebirth of the phoenix, this work shapes its scene from the up and outward roaring spread of jagged feather stalks, transforming incoherence to coherence by framing a towering insanity slowly divulging its essence onto the mind of the viewer as though on the edge of consciousness. Inextricably suspended between a soft-hued serenity and the primal motive force of raw nature, this work packs within its modest bounds a vista of life like a snapshot frozen in time; a permanent impression of a transitory event.

Like a rising fog slowly uncovering the depths of a boundless lake, a visual collage opens from a solidity of dark purple into a light space where colours change tone, and therefore mood, becoming vibrating synchronisations of a dominant visual image. Highly spacious, this work allows doubt in the form of the individually vague and indistinct feather strokes to merge with a constancy of almost harmonious quality working together into an environmental wrap for the viewer.

Although there is a good deal of negative space ('emptiness') used in this work, and the limited colour palette lends it a minimalist quality, it is an excellent study in macro photographic technique directed to transforming a concrete, mundane object like a feather, into a surreal abstraction where all awareness of what is concrete is lost in a layered collage of colour and emotion, and by the organic and emotional interlude it provides by its mere viewing, shows insight to the ever-changing, ceaseless beauty of nature.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
:iconfeaturedplz: Hey there, I featured this piece in a feature here <3
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi! If you win this poll, you will be featured in #Breathtaking-photos the whole next week. :aww:

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MBauernhofer Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Simply Amazing!! :wow: :heart:
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DanCrystalis Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
so surreal, just so beautiful.. everything ;p
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AcousticVibe132 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's beautiful! :heart: I love it!
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MaaykeKlaver Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for your comment!
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AcousticVibe132 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome! It was well deserved! The picture is beautiful! :D
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x-sissa-x Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
The colours in this are absolutely stunning! Can't wait to see more abstract work from you :heart:
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MaaykeKlaver Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for your nice comment, I really appreciate it! :)
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ThruEmilysEyesPhotos Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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Hi! Just wanted to let you know that your work has been chosen to compete in the current contest at :iconthrough-emilys-eyes: [link] Thank you for submitting! Please keep in mind that it is against the rules to advertise your participation in the contest or ask for votes. Good luck! :hug:

Emily
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MaaykeKlaver Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot, that's very nice of you!
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ThruEmilysEyesPhotos Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, your work has been selected to be in #Genuine-ART's Featured Corner.
Have a nice day,

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MaaykeKlaver Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's great, thank you!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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finding-equilibrium Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous! :love:
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MaaykeKlaver Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, that's very good to hear!
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finding-equilibrium Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Trinit94 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student Photographer
Wow, nice!
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MaaykeKlaver Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very happy to know you like it, thank you!
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karliosi Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful
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MaaykeKlaver Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, happy you like it!
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karliosi Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
and a very happy new year to you. :)
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Rayne1905 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful.
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MaaykeKlaver Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, very nice to read!
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Rayne1905 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! c:
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waterfallheart Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
Makes me silent inside...
Really strong work!
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MaaykeKlaver Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, that's very good to hear. :)
Happy new year!
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waterfallheart Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Wish you a warm 2012!
Greetings from Belgium ::
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jenny-mihalcoe Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This, my dear, is stunning! Thank you so much for sharing your work!
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MaaykeKlaver Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for your nice comment, it's good to hear that from you!
Happy new year by the way!
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jenny-mihalcoe Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy new year to you too! I hope this is the best year for you yet!
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dhik-a Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Student General Artist
This one is so delicate. Eerie yet enchanting. Lovely focus. I can't spot any imperfectness here, this piece is just well done. So lovely piece. I also love your watermark. :clap:
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MaaykeKlaver Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the wonderful compliment, it really means a lot to me. :)
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Hirquitalliency Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this is beautiful. I usually ogle art and then move on because there's SO MUCH to see daily, but geeeeez, this one made me lurch to a stop completely. The colours in this art beautiful, and it's so delicate. Beautiful.
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MaaykeKlaver Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for your beautiful words. It makes me happy to know you like the photograph!
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Gejda Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011   Digital Artist
I love how soft and dreamy it looks :) The colours are also very beautiful, they make the photo look truly magical!
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MaaykeKlaver Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's so nice to read, thank you for your comment! :heart:
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Gejda Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012   Digital Artist
You're welcome :glomp:
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