|4 Sep 2000|| David S. Auer|
All I can say is that somebody is going to be very happy when they cut that ribbon, because there is obviously a whole lot of love, imagination, talent, courage, honesty, sensitivity, beauty and expressiveness in that package. So very many wonderful qualities to be authenicly conveyed in a single image. This is the sexiest image I have seen so far. Very delicious fantasy. Makes me want to give the subject a hug and tell her that when the time is right someone will appreciate her beauty. I felt like the subject for a long time. If I can find a special somebody, somebody like the subject can definitely find somebody. Ms. Martin should keep on expressing herself until the right person notices her (and then keep on expressing herself).
|11 Feb 2001|| Lorrie|
Okay, give yourself a hardy pat on the back! This did exactly what it was supposed to do, created *very* strong emotion. It's one of the most beautiful, poigniant works I've seen in awhile; and considering the caliber of the incredible artists I've (so far) seen here, that's saying alot. Thank you!
|7 Jun 2001|| Jessica|
A lot of people, mostly young women can identify themselves in your picture. It really shows those inner thoughts. I've been there. Maybe when I get a scanner I'll send you one of me pics, just to show you you're not alone. Big hug!
|19 Oct 2001|| Lecanis|
I love this picture! And I think you are very brave to post a self-portrait like this. By the way, I think you're beautiful
|19 Aug 2002|| George S. Cook|
This is the most expressive picture I have seen in a long time. With all the self portraits I have done I have never been able to bring myself to do anything like this. Thank you for sharing this piece.
|17 Sep 2002|| Benjamin P. Albrecht|
I'm sorry, i hate to sound insensitive or stupid or something, but...I don't get it. Maybe it's just too small for me to tell, but i don't understand what's going on in this pic. Is this a person? Maybe my computer settings are off...
|1 Dec 2002|| Tara 'Raven' Monday|
jesus. I agree with the long winded comment above..you know the one where it says your a wonderful package, can't wait till you find the other special someone..yeah that one. I agree so much...I don't think your crying cuz you think your fat though, as someone else said..I dont' know why because I don't know you..although I'd like to do the whole email friendship thing, but thats up to you. And just to add my thought, your not fat, your very beautiful..seeing this and then the image you put up of yourself..you really are very beautiful..pretty if you wish, but I say your beautiful. This image only says more about the emotional part of you and not just your outter shell, which so many people seem to be hooked on. I am sorry the world is so Shallow Victoria, I am glad you are not..maybe you don't see yourself in the best of light..which is what I am takeing from the bow ribbion binding you and not letting speak only mummble..maybe this image has nothing to do with your looks at all..maybe its deeper and says how you feel trapped inside your own flesh because of what other people tell you, or even what you read. I have no clue, because like I said, I don't know you. All I know is that no matter how people take this, its emotional, deep, breath taking...and something I will come back to see...its the most amazing self portrait I have yet to see. PS, I am not an old woman who looks deep into people. I am 16 years old...so maybe I just have no clue what I am talking about either...take it how you will. But bluntly, I think your brave and a very deep person.
|12 Sep 2003|| METAL MANIAC|
Very emotional picture,simple yet effective.If you look like that in real life,and i was standing there,i would put my hand under your chin,lift it upward,tell you "chin up beautiful,be proud",tenderly wipe the tear off your cheek,and then try to put a big pretty smile on your face.Beautiful work from a beautiful person!
|27 Jun 2004|| Marek Milczarek|
Awesome picture. Very real, very emotional. So many pictures in elfwood are generic so it's nice to see something with feeling behind it.