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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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:iconensomniac:
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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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!
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:iconazanigin:
azanigin Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great!
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:iconthomkinzel:
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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:iconthomasbossert:
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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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!
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:iconlanasy:
Lanasy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wow this piece is amazing. It reminds me of this old PC game called Myst. It was a puzzle game that was pretty abstract and every part of it was a mysterious combination of nature and machine. Great job and grats on the DD btw :)
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Antonella-Dallegre Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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vivid-cacophony Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
a truly amazing piece. the more i look, the more things i find hidden within the details :)

if you don't mind, i would like to write a short essay on this piece for my college art class.
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artunleashed Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
Wow! Amazing Shadings...Very Impressive!
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:iconemeseszorenyi:
emeseszorenyi Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
incredibly beautiful!!!!
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:iconangelusnoir:
AngelusNoir Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008   General Artist
just beautiful,very moving:heart:
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:iconladania:
Ladania Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
you and this work have been featured here in my journal:
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:iconthrobgoblins:
throbgoblins Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
That's a gorgeous piece of work. Such skill.
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
outstanding!! :thumbsup:
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Phoxeh Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
isn't it strange how the things we purposely do line up with the uncontrollable things that happen in our lives? i'm sorry to hear about your mother, and hope you find peace in this place.

a beautiful peice, as always =)
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electricdawn Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful......life reaching to death which has been placed on a pedestal..... The whole of existence in one picture all the elements are there....metal, rock space machinery, life, death,movement.....Beautiful detailed work!!! :clap:
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BlackLotus06 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
im so sorry for your loss. i almost wish i could have lost someone so i could be more help to you and others. this world may be a continual of life and death but please know that there is so much in between and maybe even after. theres joy, love, sorrow, inspiration, and the list goes on and on. there are poeple who do care and some who are so shallow who wont even give a damn if you lose someone you love. i dont know what your going through but my prayes are with you. thats something i can do for you and all who lose someone. and, sorry if this all sounds cliche. lol.
hold on in here.
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Bermud Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
truly a stunning work. We can only admire. A very inspiring piece
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:iconinterstellarmoonbeam:
Wow...
ONE DAY...I would be priveliged if I could ever be as gifted as you are...
It was the anniversary of my fathers death just a few days ago, so this made think, memories I wish I had...
At first I wasn't going to say anything, but then I thought, 'why shouldn't I?'
...I feel...I share...
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nimra Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Olivia I am sorry for our loss, I am there with you! And I appreciate your words very much, thank you.

Armin
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:iconinterstellarmoonbeam:
Thankyou...I'm sorry for your loss too C:
I always feel guilty when I bring his death up...that sounds stupid...
not guilty, but like people will think i'm looking for sympathy...
i'm not...
I just wanted to share...
Anyway, nevertheless what I said before, you ('re art) is truly amazing and inspiring!
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RedMushroomGallery Featured By Owner May 29, 2007
Outstanding!
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DistinctiveDeviant Featured By Owner May 5, 2007
A Deviation of Distinction.
This exception work has been added to the "faves" of the Distinctive Deviant Gallery.
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SMS14 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
You must have a lot of skill and patience. well, keep up the excellent work, and thanks for posting your artwork to be seen.
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:iconaditikali:
aditikali Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
wow..your work is incredible.....
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:iconkadoka:
Kadoka Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
Your gallery is very inspiring.

This one and Stigmata Final are my favorites.
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Quaddles-Roost Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great adds to my :+fav: :highfive:
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anubis46 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
excellent!
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:iconbrian-j:
brian-j Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
Your work is truly amazing!
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:iconpercipient:
percipient Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
Is it me... or have you edited the image several times? Because the skull seems to appear more and more realistic.
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
I don’t know Calvin, I haven’t changed or edited anything on this image since I downloaded it on October 1.

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:iconpercipient:
percipient Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006
That's really strange because the skull seems to have more and more detail every time I look at it. And the roots and everything also kind of seems to have the same effect.
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Maybe you cleaned your screen? Lol
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:iconpercipient:
percipient Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
Lol, possibly. Your art seems to come to life. :D
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Shirleys-Art-Site Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
Love your work!
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:iconpaulocunha:
PauloCunha Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006   Traditional Artist
Excellence!!
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:iconmindoflead:
MindOfLead Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
I really can't even comment on this. My mind is boggled as to how amazing your black and white skill is, just kinda leaves me speechless.
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:iconvernia:
vernia Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
a fine excution of detail and information here in this work, just great. I'm into pencil myself in architectual work.
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:iconitachi1104:
itachi1104 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006
this is soooo awsome.....how do u make te picture look soo smooth?
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:iconshurka:
Shurka Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006  Professional General Artist
Unbelievably cool!
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:iconcorpse-warrior:
Corpse-Warrior Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2006   Writer
Amazing
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:iconstingingpistol:
StingingPistol Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006
Mind blowing as usual!

I'm sorry for your loss, take care.
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!

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KikyoDepp Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
wow! i just LUV this!!!! i wihs something would flow out of me thats that creative....this is amazing!
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dell Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2006
Well done Nimra..well thought out and perfectly drawn...very original indeed.
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