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October 17, 2010
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1/160 second
Focal Length
60 mm
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Date Taken
Oct 17, 2010, 12:47:00 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh
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Cells division by DianePhotos Cells division by DianePhotos
EDIT : Nope, it's NOT an anti-abortion piece... Some people mentionned about the previous one looking like an embryo and I just thought I could try to make a second piece based on this (hence the heart to make this one look like a "realistic" version of the yin-yang one).

This is actually a subject I'm pretty ill at ease with, having a true phobia of pregnancy and everything which has to do with embryos/ftus so for the ones who mentionned the "disturbing" aspect of the picture, I can relate to this feeling... ^^;

Same bubbly madness as my "What life is made of..." piece :slow:

As many people wrote about the yang shape looking like an embryo, I thought I'd give a try to a "realistic" embryo shape.
The concept is similar but a bit less metaphorical :)

Although I've practised "bubble sculpting" for two more days, it's still damn time consuming and hard but also quite funny now that I've found the good "long-lasting bubbles" receipe :)

Anyway, I like how the embryo shape turned out there (especially the foot :heart:) but I don't really like the umbilical cord "heart-shaped knot"...
I've had a very hard time with this part and I'm still not fully satisfied with it but the bubbles on the embryo part started bursting so I had to stop and take the photograph else I would have had to start again ^^;

I guess I spent around 30 or 40 minutes on this one :)

As for my previous piece, the embryo shape is not edited, I darkened the "oil blobs" on the black part to make the background as clean as possible but I kept the original bubbles-sculpture shape. I wish I could have "sculpted" better hands and heart but I guess I'll do better next time ^^;

Canon EOS 350D
Canon EF-S USM 60mm macro lens
Philips Living Colors lamp
Black plate
Water + sunflower oil + dishwashing liquid + strawberry syrup
2 small syringes (one with needle and one without needle)
kitchen roll (it proved to be more efficient to burst bubbles than the knife I had used on my previous piece)

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Given 2011-10-25
Cells division by *DianePhotos ( Suggested by NanisKa and Featured by Kaz-D )
timesof23 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
If you look for the word "brilliant" in the dictionary, this artwork will be right there by the definition!
Aannaeyalia Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Student
lol when i first viewed this and read it...I looked to the ads and it was "I could be pregnant" ad lol just funny i thought.
Kyoko-Li Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cute! I LOVE it!!
Dubyahater Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
The birth nerd in me loves this. :)
Hiland-Rose Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
For someone who claims to fear child bearing, (I am guessing more child rearing...) you pull at the most primal and beautiful of heartstrings with this peice. In spite of any socio political views the desire to love and nurture a child is as much a part of a woman as boobs and girly parts.... (please forgive the crudeness of that last) It is natural and the life developed in the womb is precious... you have created a beautiful piece... I love this. Art isn't just the reproducing of an image in media but an experience, a journey as well for the viewer and the artist. A good artist doesn't just make pretty pictures but draws an emotional response from the consumer... regardless of the intent. I think you really have something here! Keep up the good work, I would never in my life thought of bubbles as an art medium but have often admired the rainbows on their surfaces while washing the dishes... LOL
Gual-kun Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Could be a nice antiabortion pic, tho. What if the people thinks like that?
Qihah Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Zombie-Kumos Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
...Woah. I thought this was a photoshop/digital art piece.

Then I read the description and the category it was in and fffff. I was surely wrong!

VERY well deserved DD, true patience and talent should be rewarded. I'm so happy to see this site still gives a damn about great artists. Congratulations :D
zarhx Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
I have a phobia of clusters of holes, so this freaks me out for a totally new reason :shrug:
Fallenpeach Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful! :heart: Just beautiful :) Fantastic job my friend
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