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Mortal, Immortal, 11, available now by Carnegriff Mortal, Immortal, 11, available now by Carnegriff
Originally drawn in ink and tea - now available as three miniature prints signed edition of 1000

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"The triptych itself came about as an interruption in a series of work I was making preparing for the exhibition Journey in November of 2011. I was sketching some stone statues in the local cemetery that I had been intending to turn into a series of work, I was distracted by a huge 6 foot rose bush which grew from a tiny and modest gravestone within the cemetery.. amongst the ostentatious gravestones in the cemetery the symbol of this simple and beautiful flower growing from decay triggered a series about mortality, life cycles and spirituality.

The pieces Immortal and Mortal look at the cycle of life decay and rebirth - In Immortal an aloe plant (a symbol of immortality) sits at the foot of the work reaching up towards the figure's outstretched hands, clasping a rose a rose bush. The figure appears with angelic floral wings - a pre christian symbol found in ancient sculptures constructed in this case by regenerating leaves. A stag beetle sits at the foot of the piece mortal, a symbol of death. Moths rise from the chrysalis like leaf structures.

The piece Eleven is intended to challenge and engage the viewer, a woman with wings of dried thistle leaves appears in front of us drawing attention to a skull - a symbol of our mortality, the dying moth represents our fragility and the serpent lies on the floor entwined around the skull in a figure 8 both as a protector and also as a symbol of confrontation and temptation. For me the purpose of this piece is as a reminder, to achieve your goals and to strive for what you can within your lifetime.

The piece was completed at 11:11:11 on the 11th of november 2011. In effect 11:11:11:11:11
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BlueisallIneed Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
So beautiful. I am a huge fan of your work. So glad I stumbled upon your site!
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loki987 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Quite spectacular!
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Kiwiinvisible Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student General Artist
this is just beautiful!!!
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Carnegriff Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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NwgroGuerra Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful work!
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thanks
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NwgroGuerra Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
any time :)
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kallu-wah Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing !:)
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Carnegriff Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you
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somersetholmes Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Beautiful work :clap:
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Carnegriff Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much
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somersetholmes Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Always welcome, your work is superb
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orange-nomad Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Abolutley bad ASS these I imagine them to be quite tall pieces. if I had enough money (employement would be a start) i would consider buyin one of these or something similar.
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Carnegriff Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey thank you!!
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katiousa15 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
G R E A T!!!!!!!!!!
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thanks so much
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aliursa Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student General Artist
wow..:o great work! -Ti
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thank you Ti
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you're welcome!! seem i forgot to fav it back then xDD -Ti
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F0ggi Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student General Artist
You really have a amazing collection, love your work.
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thank you so much
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Your very welcome!!:D
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Your art is really amazing. I love how detailed it is. And I love the way you draw their faces. Your colors are all so lovely.
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thank you
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Your welcome <3
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Incredible... :wow:
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thanks!
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Wow!!!!
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cheers
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DanishWolf Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Just bought a set :)

One time I wish the currency hadn't gone up recently *lol* but, oh well, just had to have them.
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thank you!
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Thank you for the description!
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thanks
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Ifernel Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Sublime
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thank you
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Yllari Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Very good work.
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thank you
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nancy-keenobie Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So much love.
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yinyumi Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!! THIS IS WHAT I CALL AWESOME!!



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thanks
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korwis Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is AMAZING! Stunning!
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thank you
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HellionBambi Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely mesmerizing... It has this weird atmosphere I cannot even describe D: I LOVE IT.
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Carnegriff Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you - and that atmosphere ... it haunts
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mio-moon Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely and beautiful as always ♥
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thank you
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VannVidd Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
So beautiful! It kind of has an engraving type of quality. Very classical, very interesting, but it's made with ink and tea!
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thanks
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