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October 14, 2010
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Oct 14, 2010, 12:19:18 PM
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What life is made of... by DianePhotos What life is made of... by DianePhotos
Edit : This received such a warm welcome I'm overwhelmed with comments and faves... I really cannot reply to you all for now but I read all your comments and I'd like to thank you all for your kind support and messages. I'll try to answer all questions as soon as possible :hug:
Thank you very much!!!

I DID IT !!!! I finally managed to make that bubbly thingie look good!!! :la:
*now I'm off to take some aspirin* :slow:

Countless tries at making the "perfect yin-yang" finally paid off. To be honest I thought I'd NEVER succeed but the strawberry syrup added to my usual dish liquid soap + water + oil somehow made the bubbles "dry" and they didn't burst. Yay !!!

I spent around 40 minutes just creating this shape then added the big bubble in the end to avoid it bursting. I failed at least 10 times but the last attempt looks good (I'd say I've spent at least 10 hours trying to make this from my very first try to this final one... this includes the previous photo-sessions I didn't show up here as they were really crappy ^^;).

There are of course things that could be perfected but it looks good enough to me not to want to try again.
I slightly darkened the background to remove the "oil blobs shine", there were some tiny distracting dots on the black parts, especially under the heart (nothing major, it didn't even show on dark monitors but I prefer this clean version).

The shape is NOT edited. I could have done so but it would have been somehow "too easy" and I wanted to challenge myself.

About the title : life is made of bright and dark things (yin-yang), contrast, balance, life is created by love but most of all, life is fragile and short... I thought bubbles could fit the theme well as they usually last only some seconds then burst, not sure it's very obvious though (plus they look like cells, which is quite cool).
Some people told me this image had some kind of "sexual"connotation. That wasn't planned but it fits the theme too so that's a nice coincidence :)

Canon EOS 350D
Canon EF-S USM 60mm macro lens
Soap + oil + water + strawberry syrup in a black plate
Many tools such as a small syringe without needle, a tablespoon and a knife to burst the bubbles which were too big.

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The image is very good but the text explaining is just totally surrealist !

You are the first soap bubble artist in the curved yin-yang space-time...

It's definitively very interesting conceptual art; simple yet complex, real yet crazy/genius. It's not easy to do something new with old stuff but all kids make bubbles so it's déjà vu, same with the yin-yang symbol - very old stuff.

Yet this is a new icon, well done !

The only unfortunate part, I guess, is that the original art work just vanished after the photo. May be you should try with fiberglass bubbles...

Keep it up and enjoy life
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losromanos Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Incredible ;)
BeccaB-Stock-N-Art Featured By Owner Edited Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is amazing!!!!!! :clap: 
EXCELLENT work here :clap: bravo!! :clap: :heart:
ShiZniT3 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
i dun get it... life is made from bubbly soap water and some type of black background? or is it supposed to be shaped like a fat-headed sperm made from bubbles? dunno.....
Love-Hate-Math Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student General Artist
cosstrig Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
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