All She Wanted Was an Unbreakable Heart & a Spine of Tungsten-Steel  by Selkie

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…and maybe a bloody vicodin.


  • rubyjo
    rubyjoover 5 years ago

    absolutely love that title, and the shadows and highlights accentuate the back. wish i could take those sititches (staples?) and heal them for you…

  • Hey, Ruby – thanks for the lovely sentiment :). Good seeing you!

    – Selkie

  • Lynsye Medalia
    Lynsye Medaliaover 5 years ago

    I’ve said it before… one makes pain look as beautiful as you do! This is my new favorite, it has this decayed Victorian feel to it that I love!

  • That’s high praise indeed, Lynsye – thank you so much!.

    – Selkie

  • Julialala
    Julialalaover 5 years ago

    Hahahaha! Awesome title! =] All I can offer is cocaine?
    Add this to the art of pain NOW so I can feature it!XXX

  • *snorts coffee through nose

    Er…gee thanks Lalalalala :). Cocaine and i don’t get on so well – got any morphine???

    – Selkie

  • skinnyman
    skinnymanover 5 years ago


  • I certainly didn’t think so…;)

    – Selkie

  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaover 5 years ago

    Love this – powerful introspection with huge impact for me.. sensational!

  • Thank you, Paul! xox

    – Selkie

  • JenniferB
    JenniferBover 5 years ago

    Dark, mysterious and beautiful! Instant fav! :)

  • Thank you, Jen!

    – Selkie

  • mimi yoon
    mimi yoonover 5 years ago

    powerful and mysterious work of art, dear sis… and utterly beautiful too… xoxoxo

  • Thank you, Sis – your work just gets more lovely with every piece. xoxoxoxoxo

    – Selkie

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestover 5 years ago

    Geezzz hurts to look at this… .wow!!!!!!

  • Thank you, Arcadia!

    – Selkie

  • ArtSlut
    ArtSlutover 5 years ago

    intensely beautiful.

  • Thank you so much, Sticky Flower.

    – Selkie

  • hotbeetees
    hotbeeteesover 5 years ago

    Enjoyed the title – witty. And the photo is classic Selkie, full of paradox. There’s pain there, sure, as others have commented on, and there’s a transcendent quality to the piece, as is often the case with your work. And there’s an openness and courage that demands respect. But there’s something else radiating out of the photo that no one has articulated…it’s SEXY! And that’s life-affirming in the best of ways. Congrats yet again, Z.

  • Geez – can i just have you write my next Gallery blurb? You are the best. xox

    – Selkie

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