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 Waxing and Waning by nimra  Waxing and Waning by nimra
“Waxing & Waning”
Pencil on Illustration board

Image size 22” x 30” after framing 34” x 42”

This is actually a two part project the drawing which is shown here completed, and a forthcoming, constructed frame will heighten the feel of this drawing. The frame which is a wood construction, painted and given the illusion of weathered, rusted steal will be completed within the next few weeks.

Waxing & Waning. Life itself is a continuum of birth and death, something that was made very clear when my mother passed away during this drawing. At the hospital in the waiting room as I sat in grief, a family awaited the birth of a child to their daughter, laughter and pride filled the room as I sat choking down my tears.

Waxing & Waning relates to a series of drawings called “neo-fossil” that I have been working on for some ten years. This drawing was conceived and started way before my mother’s brief illness but it turned out to be very fitting. There is so much symbolism here that I don’t want to divulge, I am more interested to how it’s translated by others then what inspired me to draw this. Making art is always a journey and the destination only becomes clear when the viewer finds truth with their own unique interpretation.


Thanks for looking

Armin
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Ensomniac Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Fascinating work !!! The original would blow my mind I'm sure :clap: @ "Making art is always a journey and the destination only becomes clear when the viewer finds truth with their own unique interpretation."...beautifully put :)
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nimra Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!
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azanigin Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great!
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ThomKinzel Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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ALWCustomDesign Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is awesome...Exquisite work!
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thomasbossert Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
absolutely great...sorry, I have no other words......:clap::clap::clap:
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DouglasHumphries Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
..I kinda like it - the way it is now ....( grid and all ) ....maybe it's finished - but you don't realize it !

....... of course :? ....I've been wrong on these matters before :)
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nimra Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
i never did do the frame it sold a year ago, i started it and then i knew it was going overboard so i left it off, thankx
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Myronavitch Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
There a a lot of very talented people who post their work here, and I always enjoy viewing the complexities of this similar works, but this wondrous piece is far above the best of the best. It reached me on so many different levels, but it would take so much time. One thing I would like to share is when I first looked at the thumbnail, the general shape of the piece reminded me of my grandmother's mantle clock. I only wish i could view it for real or in a higher resolution.
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nimra Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!
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