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Dreams of a Better World by VictoriaOlt Dreams of a Better World by VictoriaOlt
A watercolor painting that expresses the lack of controll over their own life felt by someone adicted to self harm. The sea turtles are traditional symbols of adapting to a new environment, yet in the context of this painting they have the inverted meaning of not being able to fit in, which causes great misery in the protagonist. The painting captures a moment in which she is reflecting on her decision of harming herself in order to cope with her life and dreaming of a world in which there is no pain.
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Sarukat-Chan--BFD Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Student General Artist
This work is incredible.
I liked it because I felt identification with what was 3 years ago when I still was not diagnosed with depression and even self-harm me.
That feeling of emptiness and abandonment, just wanting to stop feeling pain. It is very hard and seems to never be out more than death, but then you realize it's worth having remained strong.
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VictoriaOlt Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for your heartfelt comment. I really hope you'll get better soon. Stay strongHuggle! 
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August 29, 2016
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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D3300
Shutter Speed
10/2500 second
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F/8.0
Focal Length
20 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Mar 23, 2016, 11:41:55 PM
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GIMP 2.8.10
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