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"Mark Of The Beast" by davidmacdowell "Mark Of The Beast" by davidmacdowell
12 x 24 Acrylic on Canvas
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eccentricRob Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Great! Seems to be inspired by Mark Ryden and Marion Peck. Awesome!
scarletwave Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Ohhh this is pure dementia. In your case, eccentric or genius. :nod:

Usually I can add the pieces together somehow, but this time...

kawka78 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Why you hate Poland so much?
davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
What does this painting have to do with Poland???!
scarletwave Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010

yeah, why do you hate Poland so much??

davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Haaaaaaa! Dont start:P
kawka78 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
However... My first question was just a pure provocation. Do not worry too much about it. I just wanted to make a strong entry to my interpretation...
Fantastic works. Cheers. :drunk:
kawka78 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
First of all "Mr 7" (i can't figure out also who he is) got white and red clothes and a ribbon with exactly our national colors writhing behind him. This ribbon is held by the Christ who is a very important nexus in life of our country. The rest of my associations (more complex) also would fit such an interpretation. Like dollars under "Mr 7" symbolizing our countrymen who has arrived to US for better life. They all think that they ride on your national horse but i'm sure that there is a completely different opinion. And that "Lotion" is a perfect confirmation of my thinking, cause it's some kind of... vaseline. You can imagine on what and what purpose...
A small reflection.
In my oppinion we don't have to go anywhere and work for other nations to make our life better. We just need to start actively participate in the political life of this country and start to become more involved in learning about our national identity.
End of reflection.
Getting back to associations also armband with a swastika clearly reminds me of World War II and the bloodiest land occupation across Europe during this period. I realize that other countries also attended in WWII. But no other country was so damadged in those days. And now younger are under strong influence of nazism. Well, last sentence is kinda universal for all countries of Europe and not only but i guess this shows that we didn't learned the proper conclusions. And finally "Christine", Wyeth paintings, which alluded to the romantic style landscapes rural areas, as it did a bit before our compatriot - Józef Chełmoński. Enough?
davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey Thats an awesome interpretation=To me its just a bust on the paintings of Mark Ryden{the guy on the Abe Lincoln monster}..Im glad mr.ryden didnt take offense -maybe he's not polish!
kawka78 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Well, it seems to me - after a closer reading Mark's work (a man learns through entire life :)...), that you've aptly gave up his character, including the base color. And Abe...
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