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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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:iconmaxxerek:
Maxxerek Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
I wonder if there could be a male version
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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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:iconovshanevo:
ovshanevo Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
I love the draw, its concept, and the discussion that breings about it.
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:iconovshanevo:
ovshanevo Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Just a really powerful piece.
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AprilSilverWolf Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Digital 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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:iconazeher:
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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:iconbambiheartlock:
bambiheartlock Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OOOOOOOOOOoooo
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:iconmininoliver:
mininoliver Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
i love it
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FreakoftheAngels Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Good concept:D
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:iconloyproject:
LOYProject Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I wish I could fav this a thousand times, love it.
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:iconask-alice-kirkland:
Ask-Alice-Kirkland Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
// oh, geez, we have a common point....gnnnnn! stupid period is stupid... I don't even want to have children, so why do I have it anyway
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bambiheartlock Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is just amazing ahaha
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:iconburningthemoon:
burningthemoon Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
dayum this is really good
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:iconcharlequin:
charlequin Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
I totally feel that way too - 'prisoner to the functions of your own body'
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:iconthelonerestlessrose:
TheLoneRestlessRose Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't mind having children, but damn I wish it wasn't so painful and that you could choose without using methods like abortion or birth control.
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lolkolxd Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
I like the theme and meaning behind this and you executed it well
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Klopeztwins Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i feel like that sometimes and it sort of hurts:nuu:, i love how you made the picture.
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tay-bear Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
I my gosh my neither.
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:iconpennyadodumuss:
Pennyadodumuss Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Go ahead, and live a long worry free life.
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Alanialove Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
What a lovely insightful pic! I myself am trying, very hard, to have kids - we have been trying for several years, and it's looking kind of grim; there's a good possibility it just won't happen. So in that sense, I too feel like a prisoner of the body, and the functions expressed in this picture, in my own way. So there you go, another take on it!
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Darkness-Melody Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
You're art is neither generic nor boring. While you may not have developed some unusual sort of style or explore political or philosophical opinions which art critics may ooh and aahh over, you still manage to capture unique emotions and moments that tease the mind and stir the imagination.
You're art is beautiful, a unique to your style, reflective of you and all the more enriching for it.
Some artists are fated for galleries, said to triumph over an era and heralding some new style, idea, or controversial point. Other artists are meant for far more private, meaningful triumphs wherein the viewer sees something that changes them irrevocably and colors their life in a way that might change its course, whether it is the decisions of a day or those of a lifetime.
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moni158 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student Filmographer
:iconsobeautifulplz:

Aw... that was..very deep. Thankyou! :heart:
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Darkness-Melody Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
You are very welcome <3
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cantero777 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Excellent work! By the way, I agree with you with the idea of not having children, you're still young. But I don't agree what you say about your art, it's awesome! I really envy you, I would like to know how you do it. I download your tutorials expecting to learn from you.
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Thecommander236 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist
I have no idea what to say...
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Cocopops22 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
This picture makes me think of her as hating periods O.o
lol, and the splatter is period blood xD
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darkmistress07 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
amazing!!!!
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Anonnomys Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
it reminds me an awful lot of not wanting what you were born with, or being disphoric in general
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AstatineKitten Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very well illustrated to fit your thoughts, great job on bringing your philosophy to life. And being female sucks :icontamponplz: :iconthefuckplz:
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blackxbloodrose Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
this picture reminds me of infertility :o it's beautiful and deep i love it
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blackxbloodrose Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
whoops that wasn't the face i was going to make
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LULUTsFactory Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist
You make everything you want with your vagina, the most important is you agree with your choices and have no regrets with that! x)
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Mondpferd Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally feel like you. I don't think I'll ever have children because I just don't want to! And I hate hate hate it when people want to convince me, 'oh that wish comes with age or the right partner!' :D ehm...no, surely not...
However, this picture reminds me on having pms :giggle: Some women think this is what makes us women and it just belongs to us...but I feel affected by it ^^
Oh and another thought has just come to my mind. Being a woman does - besides being a prisoner of ones own body - also contain the wish to be how it is expected of a woman. Neat, sporty, pretty, organized. I don't think men have all this pressure too. We love them because of their faults. And because they're imperfect! So with being women come things like eating disorders, self-hate, low self-esteem and a bad body image. All these chains hold us from being ourself :nod:
By the way, this is a very good picture. And no your other pictures are NOT boring ;)
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xenaferetek Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
"chains" from being themselves...

That stood out to me. Nice take on the piece XD
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FullFORCESoldier Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
BEAUTIFUL!!!

I am very very very very^12034982 intrigued about this! I do hope you give it a shot.
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mrs-matsuyama Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love this!
to me it represents all the stereotypes of being a female and how it can be hard to break free of them :)
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ultraViolet20 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
wow cool and i can see here womb :D
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:iconweylenn:
Weylenn Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
'Tis not a womb, 'tis a uterus. :u
A womb is something a baby develops in. c:
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ultraViolet20 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
the meaning is the same
i guess :S
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Weylenn Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope. :u
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:iconultraviolet20:
ultraViolet20 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
learning never stops
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Weylenn Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:u
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MegaCatGirl13 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Artist
If it weren't for our house, needing to look 'normal' for selling, I'd totally print this and stick it to my wall :love:
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yokoino Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
The picture (for me) makes me think of what's going on here in America, actually; what every politician is calling "the war on women". It's almost like women's rights are regressing here.

But mainly, it makes me think of the government's reluctance to add birth control to our health insurance. The president is trying to get the proposition to pass, but there's a lot of opposition from, well, the opposing side. There's a famous (but mostly infamous) radio host here that basically claimed that every woman that had her birth control covered should video tape themselves having sex with their lovers because "the taxes" are paying for it (which is a falsehood. Many women who use birth control use it for medical reasons... and the government would fund it, not tax payers). The panel of religious leaders that went before the government to oppose the health care proposition was completely composed of men, who were speaking on women's behalves. Because some religions see Birth Control as "sinful" or "wrong", the bill might not pass even though it would be extremely beneficial. I'm supposed to live in a country that separates the church and the state, where the church can't determine the decisions politicians make, but things are changing very quickly.

Either way, that's what this picture reminded me of. Sorry for the rant. =(
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Seleuf Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had no idea that was going on in the US right now. How terrible. I wish I could throw the following argument at those opposed to birth control:

Which is more "evil," "sinful," and "wasteful of tax payer's money;" women using birth control or teenage pregnancies and unwanted babies being born?


Ah well, to me the image seemed to represent the bloody nightmare many women seem to go through once a month.
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