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Torment by Andrew Paranavitana

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I visited McClelland Sculpture Park in Skye, Melbourne. Australia.

Wandering around the park I saw this large metal sculpture / statue and was instantly drawn to its pose. The hands over the head were a strong statement to me and an image was forming in my head.

This could be counted as a personal piece, reflecting darker parts of my life. I am sure many out there can relate to what torment feels like, be it physical, psychological or emotional. It’s a place we come back from and learn a new level of appreciation for life and all around us. That’s what this piece is about. A reflection on what that time was and all I have learned from it.

Original RAW file converted in Photoshop CS5. Textures from www.johnolives.com – free use stock. Layered and blended, dodged and burned.

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Andrew is a Melbourne born, independent photographic artist who has exhibited and sold works globally.

Recreating the world as we forgot it..

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Comments

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonover 2 years ago

    WOW!!!!!

  • Big wow back to this comment! Thanks a lot, Mieke! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordover 2 years ago

    Wow….incredibly powerful image Andrew, superb work!

  • Thank you so much, Trish! This was a long one to edit and for once, I’m happy with the result! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • strawberries
    strawberriesover 2 years ago

    wicked!

  • Many thanks, my friend!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 2 years ago

    You’ve really done this amazing statue a lot of justice, Andrew! Fabulous interpretation!

  • Wow, thank you so much, Mel! That really means a lot with this one!!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Lynda Heins
    Lynda Heinsover 2 years ago

    Oh wow….what a powerful image Andrew….brilliant work!!!

  • Thank you kindly, Lynda! I’m so pleased to hear that!!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Kobus Olivier
    Kobus Olivierover 2 years ago

    Love this sculpture and what you did with the shot is brilliant…..you greatly emphasised the emotion. Fantastic work.

  • Thank you very much mate! It’s a bit of a stepping stone with artistic healing for me. Your comment means a lot, thank you!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • ozzzywoman
    ozzzywomanover 2 years ago

    wonderful sense of drama here, I thought it was a SP at first!

  • Thanks so much! In many ways this is a SP, just not the statue :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnover 2 years ago

    Wow, Andrew – what you have done here is incredible. Strong, superb, gut-wrenching… sigh… Perfection.

  • Thank you so very much, Colleen! I love what it’s making you feel.. That’s such an incredible thing to me! Thanks thanks thanks!! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayover 2 years ago

    Great work parmi, looks fantastic! :O)

  • Thrilled to hear it mate, thanks a lot :))

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 2 years ago

    Powerful!! . . .

  • Thank you so much, Hugh! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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