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Oil on canvas - 24x30 inches - 2008-11.


Really appreciate all the great comments from everyone! Thanks for taking the time and sharing yer mind.

To kind of answer many of the inquiries as to 'What it means' or what the 'message' is, all I can say is that it does
have a pretty specific message but also contains many elements that are spontaneous 'accidents' of the painting process as well as things simply intended to provoke mystery.

I didn't make any pre-sketches for this, I just painted it with a loose idea and let it grow from there, adding elements
as they came to me. Everything is painted out of my head except for the vulture and camera which were from
photo ref. and the woman whom is a friend that posed for this...

The woman is chained to the 'Beast thing' with a super thin chain of gold, which is hard to see in this pic. She's a slave
but with such a small, easily breakable thing holding her, one is made to ask if she's really not chosen to stay...
Where is this room and what is behind the curtain? The 'Beast thing' is full of symbolism, some old/ancient, some new -
some from actual history, some made up.
I don't intend to decode it all for you, it's left up to you to decide what it could mean...

However, for those that can't see it all, these things are there:

- Surveillance camera, vulture, factory emitting green smoke, city under construction, obelisk,
diamond ring around neck of 'dragon' (with skin like the American flag which is also wearing Mickey Mouse ears),
a prison, a Templar cross, an ATM thing spewing out green 'material', a TV type thing, an arm with 'bionic' or cyborg type components, a purse, oil spill, sex, gold chain, junk, Freemasonry symbol...

The red curtain came to me as a last part of the composition and I couldn't help but think of Twin Peaks after I
painted it, hence the title -- which when you really decipher all of this, fits quite well...

Thanks again everyone, hope this helps a bit...

~ NoMe.
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:iconmikhaillifirenko:
MikhailLifirenko Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Whats to decode, when we're all the decoding being done, in our one code to function on?
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:iconoyog:
oyog Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's the most convincing portrait of David Lynch I've ever seen.
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:iconbabettevr:
Babettevr Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Great!
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:iconmaniac-smith:
Maniac-Smith Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
America perfectly summarized.
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:iconmykeborello:
MykeBorello Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful to say the least.
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:iconhisnameisirene:
HisNameIsIrene Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great art! Reminds me of Dali! (:
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:iconmankindcursed:
mankindcursed Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the complication of the thoughts , and the objective woman in the middle of that
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:iconsixty8panther:
sixty8panther Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Creepy, deep & very relevant in 2012.
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:iconllyrdrachen:
LlyrDrachen Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
America
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012   Photographer
wow
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