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Id by Shawn Coss

Photographic Prints

Small (8.0" x 11.4")

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As a once psychology major, I was intrigued by Freud’s theory on the id and ego of the human psyche. It has been many years since those classes so my words may be somewhat off. But this piece is a self representation (aren’t they all?) of myself and how the “id” and “ego” play in our life decisions.

We all seek pleasure and that constant feeling of euphoria, and our "id"’s only goal is to achieve those feelings without worry or care about the consequences of such actions. It is our “ego” that keeps the “id” in line, allowing us to think before we act, and to be able to foresee what may come of this pleasure seeking.

It is a constant battle that wages on beneath our skin and sometimes the “id” overcomes. Some choose to live only by the "id"s bidding and never realize the destruction they leave behind when seeking their pleasures. I have been through that lifestyle once, and as much as I enjoyed such pleasures in bountiful amounts….the aftershock of those actions can still be felt today.

I do art stuff with my finger things.

I also do artwork and background animation for and Cyanide & Happiness.

It’s pretty swell.

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  • butterflyashes
    butterflyashesover 6 years ago

    Amazing work!!!

  • Belinda Leopold
    Belinda Leopoldover 6 years ago

    OMG….this is just superb! :0

  • Shawn Coss
    Shawn Cossover 6 years ago

    Thank you for the kind words =D

  • HeatherTS
    HeatherTSover 6 years ago

    i love the thought behind the piece and the piece itself…100% agree with the aftershock of it all…our experiences and situations are like dna, constructing who we are, without them life’s lessons would never be learned, leaving us with no I.D.. or someone elses spoon fed I.D….

  • Paula Busto
    Paula Bustoover 6 years ago

    This is truly beautiful. I love the contrast of dark and light. To me, it speaks of the constant struggle.

  • Harald Gick
    Harald Gickabout 6 years ago


  • deliriousgirl
    deliriousgirlalmost 6 years ago

    I love this!!! Freekin wonderful!!!

  • dimarie
    dimariealmost 6 years ago

    love the artwork
    and the thought behind it!
    both are brilliantly done!

  • mitchsander
    mitchsanderover 5 years ago

    your art make me want to go sketch some crazy shit,

    you have a fucking gift

  • FlamingDerps
    FlamingDerpsover 5 years ago


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