....And He Carried the Memory of Home.... by Karen  Helgesen

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Created in Photoshop CS5

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House: Link
Elephant: Link
Cart: Link


elephant, wandering, red, bird, cart, trees, house, fantasy, unique, sepia


  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenover 1 year ago

    “Marching On” by One Republic

  • Vitta
    Vittaover 1 year ago

    Outstanding Creation!!!

  • Thank you so much dear Vitta!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • Klaus Bohn
    Klaus Bohnover 1 year ago


  • Wow! thanks…now I’m speechless! You are much too kind, Klaus!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 1 year ago

    I know you probably had something very different in mind when claiming the title for this to give subtle innuendo of the meaning behind the image. However I will share with you what I see…that we as humankind are much like the elephant in this image, in that we tend to carry all that excess baggage along with us beyond what is necessary! Indeed we could fit the Stuff we truly need in that small cart, instead of filling multitudinous rooms of a house with so many belongings! Oh boy, I think I need coffee…I am sounding like Freud! I love the image Karen, and for me it holds the meaning that I stated here…a part of my life which has gone full circle in this respect.

  • Dearest Pamela….you already how much I appreciate your insightful and thoughtful comment…just wanted to thank you again for sharing your own thoughts….it is an honor.

    – Karen Helgesen

  • polly470
    polly470over 1 year ago

    Ummm…Pamela has said the best thing ever – I love her interpretation !
    Love the picture too…you are on a roll, girl!

  • Thank you Polly! Loved Pamela’s interpretation as well! Thanks so much for the great comment….sometimes I’m on a roll and other times I definitely am not! Must be feeling so sort of a grand internal misery in order to produce fabulous works of art….blah, blah, blah…the sufferings of an artist, ’tis a shame, indeed….

    – Karen Helgesen

  • Linda Lees
    Linda Leesover 1 year ago

    This is such a striking, quirky image Karen! Isn’t it good when people can get their own interpretation from your art, it “speaks” to them!

  • Thank you very much, Linda…I just love it when any image I may create can be interpreted in any way…we all see things differently! Thanks again for the very thoughtful and flattering comment!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • rjcolby
    rjcolbyover 1 year ago

    Yes, we may well need a heavy lifter to carry a lifetime. I do remember my childhood home too. Long ago but still a pleasant memory as are many.

  • Thank you so much for your very thoughtful comment…I so appreciate it!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • shadowlea
    shadowleaover 1 year ago

    beautiful creation

  • Thank you very much!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • Randy Turnbow
    Randy Turnbowover 1 year ago

    Yes, at times we feel like a frail little bird, observing while the rigors of life happen uncontrollably below. But I also know that the little red bird has the eye quickly drawn to it and there bye has control of the elephant in the room. Well done.

  • I love how you saw this image…thanks for sharing your thoughts! I consider it a huge compliment!!

    – Karen Helgesen

  • JaneRoberts
    JaneRobertsover 1 year ago

    What a wonderful creation! x

  • Thank you so very much Jane!

    – Karen Helgesen

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