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Sick of Disrespect by Johanne Brunet

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Our planet is slowly dying of disrespect.

Governments and industries are not doing enough to stop the global warming process. People have changed their daily habits, sometimes quite a bit, to help control pollution, but in many cases, it’s only as long as there is no extra cost or too much effort involved.

In the meantime the Earth is sick, bleeding to death.

Another composite created for a challenge. I’m really pleased with myself because I wanted a texture layer with splatters or drippings or leaking of some kind, and I was about to purchase a stock image, when I decided to try making my own.

I went through my things, and picked a tube of bright red poster paint, which I diluted with a bit of water to make it manageable, added corn syrup for texture and a splash of concentrated beef stock to darken the mix. I used a kitchen brush to make the splatters on an old board and made several shots.

When my son walked in, for a moment he thought that I had injured myself seriously or that I gone mad and butchered the dog! ;-)

Position cursor over the thumbnails for more details on how these photos were used

My starting point, a photo of a sunflower that I converted to duotone for another challenge This is a photo of a grain dryer plant near my father-in-law's house, used to represent industrial pollution Archway door under an overpass, used to frame the flower, like a greenhouse Photo of fake blood splatters made today for the occasion.  Our planet is bleeding

Blood Splatter is available for download as a free texture through my deviantART account

Featured in the Anticonsumerism group on March 16, 2009

1st place winner in the Experimenting with Media challenge of the Experimental Group on March 19, 2009

2201 views on March 26, 2011

Also available as a T-shirt in my greeting cards and clothing portfolio and while over there , perhaps you could take the opportunity to add me my to your watchlist… ;-)

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  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonalmost 6 years ago

    Wow!!! amazing composite. Your statement is so true…sad state of affairs these days. Your interpretation here with your images is stunning, Johanne.
    Love all the layers/images you’ve used here and you’re so kind and supportive to share these with us. Thanks!

  • Wow! This is such a nice thing to say Wendi! I have no problem sharing the details on how my composites were made, because as much as possible I try to pick images that are meaningful somehow to the concept in addition to creating the visual appearance that I want.

    I always marvel at how different they look when they are blended in! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonalmost 6 years ago

    Quite magical when you think of it! You do magic AND weird so well!!! LOL. W.

  • Jenifer
    Jeniferalmost 6 years ago

    Awesome work Johanne!

  • Thank you Jenifer! So nice of you to comment. :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Squealia
    Squealiaalmost 6 years ago

    Superb work, you don’t need to buy textures, you can get many from deviantart and flickr for free. Just check the artists rules about their usuage!

  • Thank you Celia! I checked on Flickr and the ones I liked were too small. On Devianart, I found only brushes which worked on more recent versions of Photoshop than what have. I didn’t find blood splatter textures suitable for what I had in mind, so the best solution was to make it myself.

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Squealia
    Squealiaalmost 6 years ago

    umm with textures you can just drag them bigger they still work. And if you just search on blood with deviant you get this result but it was still more satisfying making you own even if your son has called the men in white coats!!!

  • Well, perhaps I was too specific in my search terms as I asked for blood splatters and came up with mostly brushes!

    As for dragging the textures bigger, I agree with you; it works in many cases. But this time, my image was at least twice the size of all the textures I found interesting. Because I needed to retain a good definition in order to see the blood splatter and droplets clearly enough, through the other textures, I didn’t want to loose any sharpness.

    And besides, like you said, it WAS so much more fun and satisfying. Seeing my sons’s face when he walked into the kitchen was absolutely priceless! LOL!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersalmost 6 years ago

    This is wonderful work Johanne and a very powerful statement. A really well conceived image. I love that you created the spatters yourself!

  • Thank you Ursula! I loved that part too; it was really fun to do!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Clare Forder
    Clare Forderalmost 6 years ago

    Cool image Johanne – a great way of combining your imagination with a powerful statement.

  • Thank you Clare, I appreciate your comment! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)
    George Parapad...almost 6 years ago

    WOW! What a statement. I think your blood picture is wonderful on it’s own right. There are some more current affairs and environmental groups that this would fit nicely in. Great work!

  • OMG!!! I was about to reply that my list of groups was really very long right now and that I was hesitating to add more to it, then I decided to check your’s just fun… OMG!!! And I thought that I had a long list… LOL!

    I’m awating approval in Environmental Awareness, but I didn’t check if there were other groups out there.

    Thank you for your wonderful comment! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)
    George Parapad...almost 6 years ago

    Ah, yes, my groups list is totally ridiculous and long overdue a spring-cleaning… But from my shopping list I would suggest “All Things Poetic, Artistic, Philosophical”, “Anticonsumerism”, “Experimental Photography and Editing”, “The Art of Intrigue” and “Current Issues”. Good luck! :-)

  • Thank you George! I added it to Current Issues and Anticonsumerism. The t-shirt (from my other portfolio) was already in Experimental Photography and Editing as well as in All Things Poetic…. Just joined the Art of Intrigue which looks like very interesting. Thank you for all these hints!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • ShadowDancer
    ShadowDanceralmost 6 years ago

    Such a beautiful photo to represent the sickness happening in our world. Very inspirational artwork and narrative. Fabulous job, you should be very proud.

  • Thank you very much for this wonderful compliment; it’s really appreciated! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

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