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"Fading..." by Julie Raymond

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This is an old painting. The buildings in the background could be better, but overall I still really like it. The general theme for this piece was to express the gradual fading of brightness, fantasy, imagination, and connection with nature from today's modern, urban world. The lights from the city are harsh; they overpower the stars and tower above the trees and plants. The unicorn cowers on the edge of civilization, starved of the imagination that once nourished her. Acrylic on canvas.

22 Aug 200545 Kira
I'm gonna cry. *crys* without fantasy, i would starve too. Curse you modernalization!!!!
17 Jul 200645 Unicorn
*starts screaming and jumping* THANK YOU THANK YOU THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU!!! *calms down somewhat* Sorry, but I LOVE the theme of this one. It is so true, all the fantasy and beauty of the world is losing to science and technology. *growls* If only that beauty would come back.
26 Dec 200645 Anonymous
*nods* yes, but look around, we still have imagination, but we need to learn to believe in our creations

:-) Julie Raymond replies: "Amen to that."
5 Jan 2007:-) Barbara J. Wickham
Yes it's very sad but also a great incentive to never let the imagination go to waste and to be silly and playful as often as possible. Keep the magic alive!

There, now can't you see the poor Uni already looks a little better...

Seriously, this is a stunning piece of art. The composition is very good in that the Uni is the main focus but it is very obvious what is causing his slow, painful demise. This pic stands alone without the need for an explanation. The best element is the pure suffering you so elegantly conveyed in the Uni's wasted condition and the defeated posture. Brava!

:-) Julie Raymond replies: "Thanks so much, I'm blushing at such nice compliments!"
7 Mar 200745 Jason

The magical, noble unicorn must not lose hope as the way it was in the beginning will return! His hope is not in vain.
14 Apr 2007:-) Esther S. Brendel (Maiden name: Esther S. Wetzel)
This picture stroke me. It is such a beautiful and strong composition. And this poor, starved unicorn! Great artwork!
6 Oct 2007:-) Rasha Al Najjar
What a nice but sad idea! I love the way you made the unicorn so brilliantly white
15 Aug 200845 Glovinda
Sad but true...
8 Oct 2008:-) Violet Jenna Chey
well, watever happens, she will always be fed by my imagination, and i love all of you on this sit! you are the only ones who understand the fantasy world!!
8 Nov 200845 Anonymous
so sad...I don’t know why you’re considered a weirdo or something these days just because you have an interest with fantasy and mythology...people treat you like you’re sappy or cheesy when you say it is okay to dream and stuff like that...fairytales may not be real, but they can really inspire us or teach us things, kinda like this picture.
It’s an age-old theme, and I really like it.
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 • Created by: :-) Julie Raymond
 • Copyright: ©Julie Raymond. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Buildings, Dark, Night, Unicorn
 • Categories: Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters
 • Techniques: Acrylics
 • Submitted: 2004-09-17 20:35:24
 • Views: 2086
 • Resolution: 569x470

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