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Prisoner by moni158 Prisoner by moni158
Meaning is obvious I would presume :la: If not its a development on the concept of being a prisoner to the functions of your own body.

I really really want to make a little interactive flash comic things but I suck and I jump onto the next project before I finish the first one...derp

This one was on fertility and all that jazz. I myself don't want children and never have. ( I am still young but the thought of having a child really does not please me :ohnoes:) All my art is generic and boring so I though maybe I would make some stuff about my own interests and philosophy.

I still need to finish my dream creature one, I have made plenty of the frames but...all the editing...and assembling the music...and doing text and story lines....omg....I think I will make a few shorter ones before I jump into the deep end and fail miserably.

*edit* Interpret it however you like. If it means something different to you then share it in the comments ;) I would love to hear what you think.
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Gemini-Mystica Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
I feel the same. I'm 29 and just never wanted kids. When people asked in the past, they became super offended as if it was actually their business.  It got better later though. ^_^

So yea, I completely understand the chains and overall meaning of the pic. Some women have it worse and their bodies tell them they need kids regardless of how they want to live their lives. 

~Gemi
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zevl Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Interesting idea :nod:
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ovshanevo Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
I love the draw, its concept, and the discussion that breings about it.
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ovshanevo Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Just a really powerful piece.
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AprilSilverWolf Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
A prisoner of labels-such as all the labels that come with being a woman.
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asemharun Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
interesting work! nice!
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DeadDancers Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A very powerful image for me. I've never wanted children either and have been knowingly told for almost 20 years now that 'some day I will' like not wanting children is something only children think. There's echoes of 'reproduction being a woman's purpose/duty/expectation' still present in society, with women expected to be either high-powered spinsters or mothers.

And that's not even touching on the financial (average about 1-2K per year?) , physical and emotional burden that females are a prisoner to for 30-40 years.

On top of *still* being paid less for doing the same job, in many industries (depending on country), because of that womb. (And in times past - coming *this close* to being classified as without a soul by Greek philosophers because of the whole birthing process.)

And what if you have kids? You're restricted in what you can/should do whilst pregnant and breast feeding. Then you're chained to the products of your womb by both biological impulse and law.

Blech.

I like that you hid her eyes. It lets her be more open to interpretation. :)
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savvybo Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Personaly, it kinda made me think of two things, that how some parts of the world women are just baby makers, and bound to that role, and then theres the stigma, but thats my idea. i love it! the chains really give a wicked effect, and the hair over they eyes kinda gives it an air of sadness to it perhaps?
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Azeher Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so awesome!
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Lionely Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the concept!
Every woman can identify with this...

On another note
I love how you colored the skin
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