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UNITED STATES by gouy UNITED STATES by gouy
Acrylic and oil paint on paper
Size: 81 cm x 61cm
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Given 2013-05-18
UNITED STATES by ~gouy ( Featured by SRudy )
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VioletMaeMills Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014   General Artist
Oooh! Gorgeous dimension!
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Helenarelativity Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student General Artist
This is awesome
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novus41 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing work
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chasmanxx Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Excellent :-D
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:iconleppakakaklifoth:
leppakakaklifoth Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantastic work
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ShannC Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
sick
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Dawn-Of-Rebellion Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
After reading through comments and looking back at the piece a few times, I can see how the title relates to the actual artwork, in many different ways. Congrats on the Daily Dev.
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tincan6 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
It seems relevant to the present and ever-growing state of mind that is obvious to those that can still think for themselves. Sadly, this is not just in this given example.
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amy2544 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
C-c-c-cre-cr-cree-py. :faint:
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amy2544 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
and congrats on the DD :clap: :la: :deviation:
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:iconnicole-nyx:
Nicole-Nyx Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Hm. A very thought provoking piece that is very well executed. Fantastic job and congratulations on an excellent piece of art.
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XKalikaXx Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What does this mean by "United States"? I want to know what the artist meant to represent.
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TheMilwaukeeProtocol Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
c'est parfait mais je le comprend pas.
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UniversalDragon Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student General Artist
hmmmm, i live in the US and although i find that it has a great many flaws i don't understand how this relates to it unless it is not stating the country but perhaps the state of minds or state of matter.

Well played at spurring debate to make this piece more known, human nature at its finest.
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7flying-monkey7 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations on the DD. This portrays the US perfectly, in my opinion. (those damned snakes)
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:iconrolandprime:
RolandPrime Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Have you submitted this for the next silent hill? Thats even above their normal ideas!
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HIMILI Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
WHAT THE FU*K DOES THIS MEAN?!
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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kori-hibana Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student General Artist
this is a lovely piece~ it is a true art to be able to provoke so many discussions with one piece ^^ congrats on the DD
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Girl-In-Glass Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Congrats on the DD, by the way. :)
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Girl-In-Glass Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
This is disturbing and I feel like taking a long hot shower now.
I don't understand what the message is trying to convey and how it's associated with the USA.

I like creepy art, but this is just...*shudders*
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7flying-monkey7 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That feeling you get when you look at this is how the art relates to the USA. If you look at what the country has become by this point... it's beyond disturbing....
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Girl-In-Glass Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
I can definitely see that. Great point.
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7flying-monkey7 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yep yep!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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Oblivionus Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful.
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh, clever title.
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VishnuOfVideogames Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
That's badass.

This reminds me of "Pillow Face" a really big supersurreal in the veil of a face on a giant rectangle.
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bluevelvetwings Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This actually reminds me of the angels in the Manchester Madonna. Just the pose. I'm not even sure why.
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thisguyRV Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student General Artist
This is absolutely amazing! Wonderful piece of art
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:iconwhetsit-tuya:
Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
United States = Morbidly Obese
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Vedkarrtheunbroken Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
US = corrupt Govt. and children influenced with stupidity rather than intelligence.
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
That too
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Razgriz646 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol. But only the fat ones are to blame for the stupidity of the younger generations by passing down incorrect ways of caring for others and themselves.
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Bookwormgrace Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
this looks awesome!!!
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DepressingDreamer Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
It seems like the two are "United", like a sort of two people with a shared mind creating things for the greater good. They are both in a tranquil "State" representing their thinking, peace, and love for one another - or perhaps everything around them.

Knowledge seems to be a key thing being demonstrated in this piece and as for the water based background, that could be representing how America is able to fight on any battlefield or come to the aid of anyone that needs it.

The picture can be interpreted in all sorts of ways, either negative or positive depending on the person. I took it on a positive note towards the Untied States.
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lilfixit Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Like we're the only country that's influenced by technology... (comment extrapolated from the geometric shapes, the chat bubble, their skin reminding me of like, glowing code from the matrix. I could be completely off on this interpretation. But then you shouldn't title your art UNITED STATES and not expect to get a bit of criticism from it.)
God, people are so judgmental today.

The biggest difference between Europe and the States is that we have the proper infrastructure to have way more convenience than we need. And we're all materialistic and will work late hours instead of going home to our families. But if you're single you don't have a family anyway the money is more worth your time than sitting at home alone.

On another note I'm detecting an aquatic theme from this piece and most states are landlocked so I really don't get that.
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octobird Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think this has anything to do with technology, no need to get butthurt and defensive. :\
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lilfixit Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah yeah I know. I'm just proud of my country and I'm not sure what the artist is trying to say with this piece (I mean he didn't say anything about it so it's open to interpretation, so since it's very unusual and titled UNITED STATES I've taken a defensive stance towards it). Yeah there are some things f'ed up about America but I'm annoyed with stereotypes. We're not all fat, fast food sells just as well here, and we know about as much history as everyone else, just different kinds sometimes.

Anyway my point is that this picture makes it seem like America is "weird" or soulless (lack of eyes) or dead (lack of eyes) or something and I wouldn't think of those as good terms. Accepting of the weird? okay that's alright. But like, there's no way to know what the artist was thinking when she/he named this piece.
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lilfixit Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
And what I mean by proper infrastructure does not mean that we're richer, it means our cities were built more recently so we can have grid-shaped roads instead of all these curvy ones constantly altering in height as well. So it's a lot easier to get around. You can't just tear down hundreds-of-years-old houses with many people living in them just so you can build a straight road here.
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Zabaso Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Artist
What part of "no need to get butthurt and defensive. :\" did you not understand?
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lilfixit Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Um I haven't responded to the no need to get butthurt and defensive comment yet and it did not appear before I responded so I don't understand your comment.
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SepticSkeptik Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Romantic surrealism. Nice concept.
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Devine-Escapes Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
this feels....dissasociative, in a groovy way that I can almost grasp, but no, I'm just bewildered. Excellent work.
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CelestialDrake Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool!

Grats on your DD! :D
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FicticiousAnimation Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm loving the texture detail, flowing from grainy to soft. Nice work.
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dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is way too bizarre to represent anything, let alone a vague political message that'll attract all the 'anti'-wackjobs to post their anarchist drivel. Congrats on the chaos.
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When you're all done thanking people for the DD (Congrats!)
could you tell me a little bit about what's going on in this
very mysterious piece? Truly, I love mystery, but I too have some
rather 'dismal' thoughts about what used to be "Our Country..."
Please...I'm curious to know your thoughts.

Excellent piece...
dick g
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KuldarLeement Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
NEXT TIME WRITE EVERYTHING IN CAPS AND BOLD, JUST TO BE SURE,THAT EVERYONE CAN SEE YOUR COMMENT!
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, after all, I did write in BOLD face. How many others
do that? THAT"S GOTTA COUNT FOR SOMETHING! How the hell
was I supposed to know you required FULL CAPS AS WELL??? Sheese!....
WHAT IS YOUR DAILY DEVIATION ALL ABOUT? I'M JUST CURIOUS! THANKS...

rcg
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