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Murmuring Perception by George-Arruda Murmuring Perception by George-Arruda
Speaking Visual
By George Ray Arruda

The simple truth of the matter is that words have an inherent failing; they seldom convey the true meaning of the author as well as the author intended. That is why we celebrate such creative masterminds such as Shakespeare. His sonnets, as wonderful as they are, take time to reveal their full depth. Poems, by their very nature, are layered emotion explorations. Prose takes time to mature its full emotional context and intent.
Words are seeds that grow into ideas, whereas images leap into the mind with emotion, color and composition nearly instantly. The mind and the heart are swept up by the visual, and guided down paths that might otherwise never have been walked. Some art affects us so strongly, that their impact can alter the course of a life, or change the path of a nation. If the Mona Lisa were stolen, and flaunted by its captor nation, diplomacy would suffer by the strength of the populace’s uproar for its return.
When art transcends the conventional, and reaches out into the collective nature of humanity, it matters not what language you speak, you still feel its full impact. Even if you were unable to read, the message would be clear, and some communication transferred. Visual emotional content reaches past the barriers of conventional communication, and stirs the fundamental core within the viewer. Sometimes it awakens within the viewer some forgotten memory, or reveals a whole new way of perception.
This is Why I Speak Visual.
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Black-Raven546 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bullshit i was working on something almost exactally like this lmao! looks good ill have to say
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EtherealValentine Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I really hope you win George!!! I love these. XD I wonder if the source file is too big?
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George-Arruda Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
I don't know, I am such a noob.
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EtherealValentine Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Well we fixed it. ^_^
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George-Arruda Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
It is an ongoing process.
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brighid Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous piece, you just might to rethink the size. Contest rules state it has to be at least 2550x3300px at 300dpi.
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tbca Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
Hey yours is really good but to enter it in the contest it needs to be 3300 px by 2550 px
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George-Arruda Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
Thanks for the heads up, I'm still a novice at this. If you like the peice, perhaps you could come visit my gallery, ther may be more there that you will enjoy. Thanks again.
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The-Red-Writer Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Wow...

Damn. I don't even know what to say to this one, George. You keep out-doing yourself. This is beyond any descriptions, but simply has the ability to implore the viewer to FEEL something within them shift and change, reacting to what they are seeing.

Great work, thanks for sharing.
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George-Arruda Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
Thank you. I had fun with this one, playing with perception. The light was tricky though.
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