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On the Nature of Desire... by Christopher-Stoll On the Nature of Desire... by Christopher-Stoll
Love is derivative, like a reflection suspended inverted in the surface of a lake, a shadow, a bud birthed from the stem of a greater passion, but never the plant itself. This is because desire eclipses love, forming a core to our identities and actions that supersedes the more specific feeling of love.

Love is by its nature a subsidiary of lust. Of the desire to have.
Love is war, an imperialism of the soul. A struggle that demands endless proofs of subservience, wherein the ultimate goal is to receive the total surrender of another individual to your affections. Courtship like cannon-fire, and the nuclear arsenal of emotional turmoil always prepared to launch at the first sign of an escalating cold war.

If I am forced to represent the depths of human desire visually, it is the above. Destructive and lustful. A vision of pursuit and consumption.
A hunt for something beautiful that can only resolve with its absolute destruction.

-Happy (late) Valentines Day
Christopher Stoll
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themindvault Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student Filmographer
This is an incredible piece. I really like the texture you gave the dove. The really subtle and perfectly blended highlights with shadows, make his feathers very convincing. I also like the overall concept of the picture. With the mouths laughing (or trying to eat) the dove, it creates the feeling of something beautiful being abused. Nice work!
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ALaughInHerEye Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
I think that perhaps you miss the truth about love. There is a corruption in human speech that assigns that term to things that are not actually love. Love is a slippery and astounding gift. Only in moments of enlightenment does it exist in its honest form. Love is by its nature is unselfish, undesiring, and simply awe-filled at the magnificence of the recipient of love. The very phrase 'object of love' is a misnomer. Love does not objectify. Desire is ideally an altogether separate state that in my experience doesn't coexist very well with love in its purest and most honest form; but rather the two flux in and out of existence with one replacing the other--that is if the lover is even capable of love.

But that's just my opinion. I have yet to reach a place of enlightenment such that love is a state of being I can dwell in for as long as I would like. My lust and desire have such strong voice that I can't keep them silenced for long...
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ObjectXraw Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
I really like this picture.. Nice Work!
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Meeoko Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Writer
Beautifully done. The definition on the mouths really adds to the reality of human desire in particular; unignorable and forthcoming.
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mariana-a Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing you did a great job representing the concept
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DkarnDezolus Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful, very poignant and well thought out and the description just adds to the already established melancholy mood. I love it ^^.
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AshwinMathuria Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wat a concept!! negative still awsm!!:D
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Kugglelovesanime9 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Very poignant theme and tone. Though somewhat pessimistic in a way my dear friend. Almost saying human emotion tends to be rather ignominious more than anything.

Regardless of motive or reason however, this is an exceptional piece.
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