Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×
  • Photo
Download JPG 500 × 736




Details

Submitted on
January 5, 2005
Image Size
129 KB
Resolution
500×736
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
9,865 (1 today)
Favourites
206 (who?)
Comments
76
Downloads
1,474
×
Angelic Destruction: Slut by AliceMeichi Angelic Destruction: Slut by AliceMeichi
Completed: December 2004
Medium: Acrylic

This series of three paintings (Victim, Whore, Slut) was wrenched from my soul by events that tore at my life and incited darkness in my being. Focusing my feelings of destruction into the canvas, these images appeared.. I let go of myself, let go of my normal habits of perfectionist painting.. and poured my hate into the paint.

As an afterthought brought upon my synchronicity after these paintings were created, I realized that the undercurrents of my subject and inspiration related to the XV: The Devil card in Tarot.. Specifically these following passages of an interpretation..
"The Devil comes to you like the most beautiful thing you ever saw. After all, he *is* an angel."

"Instead of being a perfect balance, a union of masculine and feminine within one soul; two unified beings celebrating the blessedness together... the Devil is more likely to manifest as something that looks like love, talks like love, walks like love, smells like love... but isn't love.

In our quest to be loved, before we are whole and love ourselves, we embrace the Devil. It is all we think we want, fills needs we believe no one else can fill, it begins to control our thought patterns and change our world. In modern culture, it is beamed at us, reinforced in us, and constantly referred to AS love, so it isn't surprising when we get confused and turned around and enslave ourselves to it.

Real love does not fill any need in your life. It does not obligate you to any action. It is a reflection of the love you have for your Self, for the world around you, for Deity and wonder and joy. You get love by giving it, freely, without trying to 'buy' affection or display through actions or words. You just open your heart and love the people around you, and people love you back. "
Out of this, came the title of the series. "Angelic Destruction".. Welcome to my pain.
Add a Comment:
 

Daily Deviation

Given 2005-01-23
Angelic Destruction: Slut is part of a series of three images by artist *himemiya. Moreso than the content this image, to me, represents what happens when an artist doesn't stress over every little detail of an image. When an artist doesn't concern themselves with making an image pretty, polished and perfect and instead simply pours an intense, raw emotion into their art. ( Featured by MPsai )
:iconla-dolly-vita:
La-Dolly-Vita Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
:clap: Great work, congrats on the DD :deviation:
Reply
:icon0-hermit-0:
0-Hermit-0 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
Beautiful colours. I love the way it melts into the background.
Reply
:icongiganticwhirlpool:
giganticwhirlpool Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2005
perfect piece, perfect message

:rose: :butterflytwo:
Reply
:iconjustinaerni:
justinaerni Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Extremely personal image to me. The colors and pose are perfect for what you are conveying. Also that is amazing that you got acrylic paint to look as if it were watercolor. I am very impressed. good work ;)
Reply
:icontenaciousdeviant:
tenaciousdeviant Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2005
emotional and moving... the concept speaks to me on several levels.

and did i mention :+favlove:?
Reply
:iconkaorishima:
kaorishima Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2005
wow..i just wanted to say, i really love what that tarot card says, and im glad you shared it with us
Reply
:iconmein-teil:
mein-teil Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005
Amazing. The colours are deep, the thought is all there, and the amount of work is amazing. Exellent job. = )
Reply
:iconfirgel:
FirGeL Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2005  Student General Artist
OO so nice :D :D
Reply
:iconstrawberryripples:
strawberryripples Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2005
This is real art, the colours.. the picture is just beautiful... I love it!
Reply
Add a Comment: