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Truth and Shame

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 27, 2013, 8:21 PM
I wanted to look browse for images today on deviantART, and I wanted to focus on two themes: truth and shame. 

truth. by M0THart

"truth." by M0THart

This is a self-portrait without a description provided by the artist, which I'm glad the artist didn't provide; it allows the viewer to attempt to interpret it. All of the newspapers lead me to believe that the image is somehow related to the media, but I could be wrong -- it is a self-portrait after all. I don't know the artist. I don't know her occupation or relation to the media.

The Naked Truth by KimberCollins

"The Naked Truth" by KimberCollins

This photo is more self-explanatory. The photo is a part of a series for an art festival that took place in Seattle, WA. We don't ever know what people are thinking or feeling.

Blinded by Truth by lorrainemd

"Blinded by Truth" by lorrainemd

The photo reminds me of the Three Wise Monkeys. I thought it was nicely done. Simple, but nicely done.

Shame by Aegis-Illustration

This photo-manipulation is more dramatic than the other photos. I love color transition and the details throughout the image.

Shame by MAGVW

"Shame" by MAGVW

This is one of my favorite finds from this search! The artist admits to finding people that are transgender "disgusting," only to have his views change. He goes on to say, regarding the image, which he models in, "I look like a drag queen, and I don't feel ashamed about it, I don't care if people think I look "gay", because, for me is not a shame to look like an homosexual, or like a woman, or like a drag queen, personally, I've learned a lot more from gay people than from the straight ones, I've learned bravery and courage, and the people who are really close to me know I have a lack of them."

Shame by roberlan

"Shame" by roberlan

This image is a little more controversial, but the artist didn't provide a description, leaving the viewer to interpret the work. 

If you liked this journal entry, you may like a similar one that deals with the number 13: "The Number 13."

I hope you're all doing well. ;p

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Video Games - Lana Del Rey
  • Drinking: Water


Andrew Arslan
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Founder of ThisIsNYC
New Yorkers are nicer than you've been raised to believe, bitch. :stinkeye:

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QCC-Art Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ever visited the QCC Art Gallery in Bayside, Queens?
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Adbukovsky Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Holy heck, I friggen miss that meetup that Jen had in NYC. Does she do them anymore?
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innsjo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Student General Artist
happy late birthday ;A; .

pls accept this balloon :iconballoonplz: it has a face.
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GlassHouse-1 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Hi Andrew, happy birthday. :iconfuncakeplz:
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Karu12 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday x3
And Happy Holidays! owo
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