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Path to Enlightenment by Shopot Path to Enlightenment by Shopot
Path to Enlightenment

24in x 48in,
Oil on canvas

In order to be enlightened, one must fall, disintegrate, die, and be reborn. I tried to mirror my personal stage of this path, the moment before descending into the black abyss.
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Given 2012-10-11
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Matser-of-All Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Hi Shopot,
I LOVE THIS. [link]
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damn3dg3 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nicely put
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Ateendra Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Intriguing. This is how I picture myself too. :D
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Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wave: This work has been included in Traditional Art Favorites of 2012 feature! :aww:
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saieki Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Woaw.

It's absolutely striking and terribly beautiful. It matches perfectly the way I felt until very recently and echoes my feelings so bloody well. As always, when I fall in love with a piece of art, I find myself at a loss of words. But I find the way you treated the lights and the colors amazing.
It's so inspiring and makes me want to draw and paint all night long. Thank you for sharing it with us. Bravo!
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Shopot Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Thank you so much! Inspiring someone is the best compliment I can receive. I'm glad you can resonate with my work =)
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aupre Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012   Digital Artist
we don't get the 'fall' bit - like your already fallen

it's not quite reborn either

more like the real 'global' self / character goes active
and can feel like a prisoner trapped in that body too - 3 days to settle

as for the black abyss - stay away - there's nothing there except infinity

your already accross / there / what you become

that's why these path's are more called 'realization'


and even more so - 'realization ov nature' - like it's the natural garden at the end ov the path
not some astral plane / dream state


no wonder we get to a point we burn all the books - most are missleading
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CorSecAgent Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful color. I like the magical tone implied here.
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Shopot Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Thanks
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ReyJJJ Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"In order to be enlightened, one must fall, disintegrate, die, and be reborn. I tried to mirror my personal stage of this path, the moment before descending into the black abyss."
"one must fall, disintegrate, die,"
"one must die."
So you're telling me... :iconyoumustdieplz: you must die!
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