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Dreams of Vision by thefifthorder Dreams of Vision by thefifthorder
Dreams of Vision
A tribute to the blind...

An entry for depthCORE XXV - Freestyle II

Story/Concept

This image was made about 2 months ago, a few days after I encountered the incident.
What happened was, I was coming home from school that day, and I was standing there
listening to my music as the subway takes me home.

At a certain stop, a blind student(he had a bookbag) about my age came into the subway.
That was when I was stunned...the music I was listening to just sort of went in my ears and got muted.
The blind guy looked so lost...and so lonely...I can't even explain his actions the way I
wish I could. But he clinged onto the subway pole with both hands, and kept himself very close
to the pole and window as if he would think he's in the way of everyone else.

I felt SO incredibly bad for this young guy...The look on his face, the way he was holding onto the pole,
the way he acted just gave me the biggest insecurity and lost depiction, ever. I was
so sad...I really felt like I wanted to help him out in some way...Any way. Thankfully he
was able to travel by himself just fine, I would have felt even worst if he had trouble with that.

Nonetheless, this is how I was influenced to create this piece, a tribute for the misfortunate like him.
It's the least I could do.


Symbolism

Like all my other conceptual meaningful pieces, there is a ton of symbolism in here; let me just say
that this is not meant to be a visual pleasing piece, so if you are turned off, it is understandable.

The silouhette of a man - That's probably the most obvious one, it represents the inner feelings
of a blind person...When you have lost the sense of direction, time and ability to see, you are in a very lonely
state, this is why the person here is curled up, almost afraid.

Circular form with Arrows and Time - The circular form represents the "cycle" of daily life for these guys.
They are lost in Direction(represented by arrows) and lost in time (12,3,6,9 - represent numbers of a clock)

Shape on lower back - This shape represents their walking stick. I made it to look like a
"support", to be able to hold the person up, for blind people must have their sticks, to get them going.

Wing - The single wing represents 2 things. I chose 1 wing simply because
they are disabled, for they are "one winged". The other representation is to show that though they may be blind
and are lost with the world, some are very optimistic and still have dreams. Wings in some way, represent hope and
ability to go beyond...so this is why I used that here. (the fire at the ends of the wings represent hope(fire))

The eye in the person - This eye symbolizes the "inner eye" of these folks. I am almost positive that
although they cannot see physically, they are very able to see internally. Their imagination and vision of the world
I'm sure is a lot more interesting than ours.

Background images - The images in the background symbolize the shadow of the things that
these people could be doing, but cannot. It also acompanys the "hope" of the wings, for they wish they are able to
do these activities.

The map represents the ability to travel wherever you want, you are in control of where you want to
go in the map. Unfortunately they are not able to do that. The Clock repreesents time, unfortunately these
unfortunates are blocked from the knowledge of time. And...ofcourse books. Without eyes, one cannot
see, therefore one would not even be able to read..anything. It is certainly something that I believe they wished
they could be doing.

Words near person - These are just my thoughts of this event, words like "May god bless them"
and "Darkness" "Lost", etc.


Final Words

Well that's all I have to say my folks, if you have taken the time to read everything I had in this piece,
you can truly tell me if you like it or not. I thank you for those who did read the idea and concept behind the
entire piece, I appreciate this.

Enjoy, and may God bless these unfortunate people.
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:iconcrazy-feesh:
Crazy-Feesh Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Oh my god! Beautiful piece of art! The symbolism really hits home. Thank you for this greatness! :D
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:icontheultimatereaper:
TheUltimateReaper Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
This is truly cool
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:iconlokipantera:
LokiPantera Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
I just ask myself..how can someone create something that is so beautiful and so full of sense..you are great:)
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:iconthefifthorder:
thefifthorder Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for your kind support, I really appreciate it! :)
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:iconhumac:
huMAC Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007   Digital Artist
"Nice. +fav
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:iconlivi0708:
livi0708 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Hobbyist
Beautiful.
I really don't know what else I can say except I love the thoughts you put in, and the actual piece itself.
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HobitaChan Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
Wow, let me just say that I admire this pice of art. And I also admire the way you've put so much thought behind it, nicely explained too. Im glad that you think the way you think, most people are blinded by other people's problems and so on. I love the creativity in the picture, the colours makes you want laugh, and the words in the background are very meningful and fitspefectly into the picture. Nicely done man! Definately a fav!
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:iconthefifthorder:
thefifthorder Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a ton for your kind words, I appreciate that.
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:iconhobitachan:
HobitaChan Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
The pleasure was all mine
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:iconhobitachan:
HobitaChan Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
wow so Im sitting here just surfing the net, the usual. Decided to ceck dA a bit, see what's new, and while I was searching for some nice art I saw your deviant. And let me just say that I admire your artwork man. Nice stuff, and I love this pice extra much, partly because of the creativity and thought behind it, and that you are sympathetic to the less fprtunate, some people do not even recognize them. Definately a fav! ;)
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:iconhobitachan:
HobitaChan Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
wow so Im sitting here just surfing the net, the usual. Decided to ceck dA a bit, see what's new, and while I was searching for some nice art I saw your deviant. And let me just say that I admire your artwork man. Nice stuff, and I love this pice extra much, partly because of the creativity and thought behind it, and that you are sympathetic to the less fprtunate, some people do not even recognize them. Definately a fav! ;)
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F1yMordecai Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007
amazing design and concept, complete with meaning symbolism! I'm watching you now :-)
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dfilipe Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
nice colours xD
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Akumac Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006
incredible...
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ultraExodus Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006
any words...well, one... PERFECT
to my favs too ^^
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:iconvejjron:
vejjron Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2006   Digital Artist
Cool concept, orginal!
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:iconending-eternity:
Ending-Eternity Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2006   Digital Artist
WOW man this is really meaningful and good!! about the Eye In The Person, I have to agree they surely see a different world than we do.
They don't have ot see what some people see daily. I would think they see things WAY differently and to them the world is a beatiful place.

Great job on this! (i don't think it's visually unpleasing, i like it a lot) :+fav:
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:iconthefifthorder:
thefifthorder Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
thanks ^^
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Ghost-001- Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2006   Interface Designer
if every artist did what you did in the descirption, this place would be so much better

thanks man and great piece
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:iconthefifthorder:
thefifthorder Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
thanks dude, I appreciate the kind words :)
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rwwingsfan19 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2006   Photographer
excellent textures
i like how the lines are all [or seem to be] from the same source
great colors
very nice symbolism as well
excellent work mate
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AnnikaAstra Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2006  Professional Writer
I really like thew symbolism in this...Great job. And I love the colors
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Paintcoveredhands Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006
definatly my desktop for the next half a year. <3
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:iconfractured-visual:
Fractured-Visual Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
excellent style man! love it
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:icondeathprince:
deathprince Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006
I give you equal credit for not only a great piece but the lengthy description. Good job.
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:iconjuliadunin:
JuliaDunin Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006  Professional Photographer
cool as rain
and ice cream!
:love:
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:iconthefifthorder:
thefifthorder Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
AND CHOCOLATE!! :D
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:iconjuliadunin:
JuliaDunin Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006  Professional Photographer
yes. chocolate ice-cream. yummy!
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:iconr-psyco-r:
R-psyco-R Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great bg dude
its a amazing work


greetz
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:iconarterie:
arterie Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006  Professional
Very nice work jeff! - =D
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:icondarkzone1:
darkzone1 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006
sweet I like the concept.
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:iconcryssy:
cryssy Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006
after i read the discription everything comes together, and it's beautiful!
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:iconcryssy:
cryssy Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006
.........i love these colours!!! :D
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:iconcrays:
Crays Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006  Student Artist
owww sad =( ....
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:iconjust-blaze:
Just-Blaze Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did I ever mention that your work is a sex pack?

=D Good work, J.
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:iconthefifthorder:
thefifthorder Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
much love brother :)
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:iconqaysa:
QaysA Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks strange.
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:iconjjcanvas:
JJcanvas Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic, great concept
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:iconjanvanlysebettens:
janvanlysebettens Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
lovely work.
lovin the story behind the work and the symbolism.
great work.
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Rc3d Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006
Saw this peice in the pack but didn't realise you were realm. Not too keen on this peice, just dont like the flat shapes was never too keen on that stuff, but it does have meaning to it and it shows that meaning very well.
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:iconaquaraven:
aquaraven Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006
Beautiful piece. Really touching! And I love the wing shapes, too:)
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:iconbdk14:
bdk14 Featured By Owner May 31, 2006
bery nice piece :D
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:iconconundrum49:
conundrum49 Featured By Owner May 31, 2006
that's an excellent piece ^^ well done indeed!
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BacklashCBD Featured By Owner May 31, 2006
Excellent concept, and awesome piece man.
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:iconm1zz:
M1zz Featured By Owner May 31, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
deep man, it looks great.
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xRafaelx Featured By Owner May 31, 2006
The concept and the image are great.Its really nice that you take time to write a good description.
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sheld0n Featured By Owner May 31, 2006   Digital Artist
I love it =)
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xiccibanx Featured By Owner May 31, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
"What happened was, I was coming home from school that day, and I was standing there
listening to my music as the subway takes me home. " -- Tense shifts, consider revision lol.

That's a very nice thought you based your piece on.
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fee1 Featured By Owner May 31, 2006   Digital Artist
yeah what should i say :D just good
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cycloidbeta Featured By Owner May 31, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Crap dude I think cracked a sweat from all that reading.

Nah seriously, really emotionally stuff. I'm liking this :thumb: I appreciate it when people take the time to explain a concept that can't really be caught right away, so kudos to you for that.

I seriously can't stand it when poeple put up an abstract and just put in the description, "....ok". Although I've been guilty of that myself once or twice, heh.
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