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Boundaries by annajordanart Boundaries by annajordanart
I hate the feeling that causes this.

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This was quite a challenging shoot, and although it wasn't what I was initially aiming for, the piece is growing on me :]

'Boundaries' explained at my blog

Yeah yeah, rusty barbed wire is dangerous. Don't do it. I made this and rusted it myself.
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FairyBishop Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like I'm choking when I look at this. Beautifully done. It's beautiful but terrifying and haunting at the same time.
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HalfMoonEarth-quake Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. Like an animal caged by wire.... Painful.
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annajordanart Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Very much so, that is a great way to describe the emotion behind this image! x
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HalfMoonEarth-quake Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:] I like describing stuff. Mostly I'm wrong though :/
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Capturer999 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
I am in love with this! Well done!
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InfrangibleTruth Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
I love the movement.
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Exitialis Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
ah so this is what the barbed wire is for, awesome shot =)
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annajordanart Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Indeed, thanks!
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GJManns Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is such an interesting piece, it really stirs up many emotions in me.
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annajordanart Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I'm glad you could connect with it :]
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GJManns Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You seemed a little unsure of it in your comments on the image, but I don't see why, you should definitely be proud.
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annajordanart Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I was, but I feel more positive about it now, so I changed the description accordingly :]
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GJManns Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Good to hear, I'm glad. I wish you the best, keep it up.
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Maivale Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
this is gorgeous! its so delicate.
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annajordanart Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Yet such an ugly, powerful emotion... :]
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fuhrmannskoffer Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
wonderful shot, Anna!
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annajordanart Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thanks hun!
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silverhammer Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very beautiful and full of emotions :)
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annajordanart Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you :] Probably one of my strongest emotional pieces in terms of the emotions behind it.. :]
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silverhammer Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And it came out really beautiful :aww:

:hug:
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hphnstories Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Very powerful and emotive. :love:
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annajordanart Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Glad you think so! :la:
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NightshadeBeauty Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
:heart:
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annajordanart Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:la:
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I really like how elegant and subtle it looks :nod:

I understand the motif behind this shot, and like some others said, I can refer to it, just for different reasons :)
For me, it feels like there might be something stuck in your/my throat, something bothering me that I can't say out loud for whatever reason. The wire looks thin and light, which is a nice contrast to its actualy harmful and violent character (yes, I sad wire has character… lol).
To me it just wonderfully displays how subtle and almost invisible something blocking something from reaching in our reaching out of an area. Something is caught or protected, it doesn't even matter. To me it only matters that this piece makes you think and feel :nod:

:clap:

and I always admired your "minimal" works :heart:
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annajordanart Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
It was really hard to position - as you can imagine, I have my back turned to the tripod with the short lead in my hand and trying desperately to get the position I wanted! So I'm glad you think it still has elegance.

I know the feeling you mean, in honesty that feeling is a little part of it all, with how the feeling makes me feel physically sick.

I'm so happy it made you really think! Such a successful feeling when you know you've stopped someone and made them wonder.

:heart:
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
yeah, that is why I dislike taking self portraits so much :/

it worked very well for you! :la:

:nod: yeah, there may always be some words stuck in your throat. or worse… when you don't even know what those words are :B

:huggle:
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fantasy-or-reality Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this!!! BUt.... not for the reason you gave on your blog XD

The feeling I get from the piece is, although you're protective you are waiting for others to open up to you. Not, I really dont want others touching my neck and invading my privacy like you said XD

so uh, I'm sorry I didnt get the message >_<
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annajordanart Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Hey that's okay - you're free to interpret my work how you like (that's the beauty of art). Glad you like it though :]
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alegatz Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
At first I thought the wire was rose thorns or something like that
Haha
Well the picture I very elegant
:)
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annajordanart Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I've done thorns before!
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Draggah-N Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Horrible feeling, but an elegant way of expressing it.
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annajordanart Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I tried.. :)
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SRSmith Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012   Writer
The barbs keep them out, and keep us in. Small and seemingly harmless at a glance, but viscous when any venture too close unaware or unprepared.
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annajordanart Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
So true; got to defend our boundaries and stand up for ourselves.
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SRSmith Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012   Writer
Absolutely!
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feese Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I really love the idea and outcome :)
It shows amazingly much emotion, even without a facial expression..
Only thing that is bothering me is the hair pin, it feels like it doesn't fit in the picture.
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annajordanart Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I'm glad you can see the expression! Doesn't always need a face to have emotion after all :]

I understand what you mean but I'm keeping it in :] it is at least the same colour as my hair and the wire!
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CurvyLemon Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
<3
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annajordanart Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:heart: Miss you
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MajinMetz Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I know how this feels. Nice work!
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annajordanart Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Perhaps it is often a feeling lots of people feel but are too afraid/ashamed to say so :] I know it makes me feel like a terrible person.
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ReygarFaust Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
Beautiful work! I love you!
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annajordanart Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Glad you like it! Thank you
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