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Parabola - WALL by axcy Parabola - WALL by axcy
Twirling round with this familiar parable
Spinning, weaving round each new experience
Recognize this as a holy gift, and celebrate this chance to be alive and breathing

This body holding me
Reminds me of my own mortality
Embrace this moment
Remember
We are eternal
All our pain is an illusion






Special thanks to *j3concepts and TOOL.

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Parabola - WALL by *vhm-alex The inspiration for this piece is included in the artist's comments, and featuring this beauty is a true pleasure. Love the concept, the song, the band and especially the craftsmanship on this piece. ( Featured by KariAnnLax )
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AlanECZ Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful
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Tony-Nejad Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I like to buy this Alex, so can you make into a print format?
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Stevie0621 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it, one of my favorite tools songs as well :]
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maynardaltman Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Again outstanding!!! Lateralus- the album literally saved my life...LONG story
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:iconaxcy:
axcy Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Same here. Tool is my favorite band; Prince has sort of stolen the top spot for me, though. If you can get past the kitsch, I would suggest delving into his whole thing.
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maynardaltman Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
im old enough to have been into prince before purple rain (41) i've nevr been ashamed to place him in my top10 artists. He also is one of the greatest guitarists to ever play. one of the greatest frontman/performer to ever play live. so, prince definitely gets props from me. I've been lucky enough to have worked in the music business for 24 years now. i've been everything from record store manager' A&R with ATCO Records i was one of 3 a&r guys who signed Pantera. I have varied interests in my music just as I do in my art tastes. I typed in maynard james keenan and it got to be the art i was drawn to the most was yours. Keep up the awesome work. I'll try to get somebody in tool's camp to give your work a look. I have as much a chance of piquing their interests as you but, i know some people. Stay in touch man, I can turn you on to some great music no one will ever come near TOOL but, there are some excellent artists out there.
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:iconaxcy:
axcy Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, awesome, awesome.
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Syzygi Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh interesting! I've always interpreted this song as a darker version of my own brain, kinda like that, but darker and with a view into my own minds place.
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KevinGerardDesign Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007   Digital Artist
great work, the texture is really something!!!
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:iconxuigen:
xuigen Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
crud. I'm in love with your art...

it's cool how what u used for the brains!!!

:D
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:iconvaiosl:
vaiosL Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
Its the best pic I 've seen till this day..
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:iconst-jude:
st-jude Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007   General Artist
one of my favorite tool songs. beautiful interpretation :)
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:iconborix:
Borix Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007
Oooh very nice! Looks like a cave drawing from Leonardo da Vinci :)
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slownsilent Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007  Student General Artist
Awesome. I love it.
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:icon0x1:
0x1 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
I could not conceive a better visual interpretation of those lyrics. I love that song. Great job.
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:iconsk3tchbook:
sk3tchbook Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
Beautiful design.
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MegaMechZX Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
Awesome Illusion !!
buen trabajo :)
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jswolfe Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
Wow beautiful and the word you choice, really fit with this art. "The pain was just an illusion". Is look like the blue lign cross the faces, like a butterfly, something go away, like an illusion...

Joe :-)
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TheDevilsBagel Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
rad
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:iconfadedvalue:
fadedValue Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007   Interface Designer
wow. i love this picture. looks awesome *add to favorites*
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Suntelia-Aion Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
rocks ** my bad. blah
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Suntelia-Aion Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
Hell yeah! Tool rock. As does this artwork.
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:iconsnarfel:
snarfel Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
your use of texture is amazing. and, your use of opacity is perfect. it's a fav.
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Bluering-Bearer Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
Tool ! :love:

=D

I still wonder why they aren't more known, but anyway, congrats for your excellent musical tastes =)
As for the pic, it's really beautiful, very close to what inspired it...very much in the "tool spirit"...(in fact it reminded me about Tool even before I saw the title...) so, bravo for your sensibility and artistic gifts <3
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rzepak Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Tool fan! yeah! ;)
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slickrick17 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
great job. :D
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:iconkakasko:
kakasko Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007  Hobbyist
Excellent work ! I love it !
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danieljanca Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
Interesting pic, after scrolling through your gallery, I can say youre really imaginative. Keep it up :)
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:iconquev:
quev Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
So pretty, I love the texture and colors.
:heart::+fav:
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EmilieDionne Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
wonderful piece! Lovely textures :clap::+fav:
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Pepper-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Congratz on the DD. I love this piece.
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farthest-fallen Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
You have impeccable taste in music, not to mention impressive artistic capabilities. I was pleasantly surprised when I clicked the thumbnail to see this piece is much more busy than it looks at first glance, AND the inspiration is one of my favorite songs of all time. :D
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axcy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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oibyrd Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is kick ass :clap: so glad you earned a dd for it :w00t: congrats!
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
wonderful layout design, colors and textures... congrats to you on this very cool DD. :thumbsup:
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baKIN Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
Lovely sign,textures,patterns and overall, the final product. Congrats on the DD. :)
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silverangel38 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
Nice pic and that's one of my favourite songs!!! I love Tool
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synesthesiatic Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
lovely. the blue lines remind me somehow of veins of a precious ore (like turquoise or something) running through rock. pretty neat effect. i also love the addition of the hearts. :+fav:. also, congrats on your DD!
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dzaniff Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
Everything looks random, but with closer inspection, the lil 'random' details that are there really brings across the look and idea of the image. very cool...
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Jachymor Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
Nice one, toke a long time I bet. But the result is more than excellent!
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superjonjon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
this makes me reflect on my own mortality
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:iconmisguide:
misguide Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
I really like these faces x3.

great concept!
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Neenaah Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
OMG, this is brilliant! The texture and detail is so beautifully rendered! The message behind it is so meaningful!
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onyx-eyes Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
great work and great description too!
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KariAnnLax Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007  Professional General Artist
ADORATION!
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Lpspider Featured By Owner May 29, 2007
I really like the imagery in this one.
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beatlefreak Featured By Owner May 26, 2007
[link]

Someone is uing this image on a cigarette case they are selling on E-bay.
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epit59 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
Excelente trabajo.....ya en mis favoritos

Excellent work ..... already in my favorites
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Hexchrome Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007
Greet Piece man .. Deserve a FAV
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rudymnv Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
my new wp... excellent as always.. :)
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