“Survive The Pain” : Original Artwork by Karien Bredenkamp
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"Survive The Pain"

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Print Or Original?:Limited Edition Print
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Prints: Limited edition of 25

About The Artwork: 

This surreal black-and-white illustration features a unique blend of elements that create an unforgettable image. The centerpiece is a seahorse morphed into a hammer with feathers on its back.

Firstly, the seahorse symbolizes many things, including patience, persistence, and protection. As a creature that moves slowly and deliberately, the seahorse reminds us to take our time and not rush into things. Additionally, its ability to change color and blend into its surroundings symbolizes adaptability and camouflage.

On the other hand, the hammer is a tool used for building and creating. It can be seen as a symbol of strength, power, and the ability to shape one's environment. A hammer is also used to break things apart to be associated with destruction and transformation.

Finally, the feathers on the seahorse's back add another layer of symbolism. Feathers are often seen as a symbol of freedom, flight, and spiritual ascension. They can also represent beauty, grace, and lightness. The combination of feathers and a seahorse, a creature of the sea, could be interpreted as a merging of elements - air and water, land and sea, spirit and matter.

Putting these symbols together, we see the illustration as a powerful image of creativity, adaptability, and transformation. It suggests that we can shape our environment and adapt to changing circumstances while reminding us to take our time and not rush into things. Overall, this image invites us to explore our creative potential and embrace change's transformative power.

"Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.” ― Jim Morrison

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