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A Balancing Act for the Masses by Vestque

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Installment 1 of 5 of the “For the Masses” Seres.

Life is like an impossible balancing act.
We are expected to come away uninjured, but that is rarely the case…
Like clowns wearing masks of other people’s design we perform for the masses.
Seeking their attention, Seeking their approval…
We balance on a cloth red with our own essence, and yet it’s not enough.
In final desperation we set our souls a blaze.
And yet their heckles still flow, like rocks against the flesh
We stumble and fall, again our essence seeps as the crowd disburses
The show is over. The masses have moved on to find another…

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Comments

  • dendoo
    dendooalmost 6 years ago

    this is beautiful. this is feature worthy.

  • BlueKnot
    BlueKnotalmost 6 years ago

    Such simple grace… and also so odd; the burning umbrella forces a second look…

  • The burning umbrella represents how our securities are set a blaze when we’re trying to please others. It’s my favorite part :D Thanks for the lovely comment BK :3

    – Vestque

  • dendoo
    dendooalmost 6 years ago

    eeek i can’t stop looking at this! omg as soon as i put money on the debit card i’m buying AND posting a pic when it finally arrives (5 months from now) lol.

  • Holy crap, thats AWESOME! Thanks so much, I’m glad you like it. This work sort of stemmed from the drama that recently came to me…maybe I need drama in my life more often, LOL!

    – Vestque

  • BlueKnot
    BlueKnotalmost 6 years ago

    I had a feeling is was something to do with a loss o perceived ‘shelter’/security… It’s an excellent touch.

    (And I just noticed the comment about how this came from ‘drama’ … that drama? That’s too hilarious!)

  • LMAO! Yeah, just a little bit, LOL! Had to get it out of my system, you know you know ;)

    – Vestque

  • Banalheed
    Banalheedalmost 6 years ago

    Lovely image, but not sure it’s either pulpy enough or noiry enough for Pulp Noir – sorry :(

  • Oh did I check the box to add it there, I’m sorry I didn’t mean to if I did. Yeah I sort of figured the same thing as well, I must have checked it by accident, my bad lol

    – Vestque

  • Banalheed
    Banalheedalmost 6 years ago

    Not to worry, I’m sure we’ve all done it! ;)

  • udonchow
    udonchowalmost 6 years ago

    Well expressed,Vestque!! Both in words and the ilustration :D Is this a painting?

  • Thanks Udon! Well it’s a digital painting? :D Lol, never had enough money to get good paints and all that jazz. I’m glad you liked this! It’s one of my fave works so far, I like when something just happens like this work.

    – Vestque

  • silentcries
    silentcriesalmost 6 years ago

    oooO!!! so now drama’s good for Vestque!! yay!! hehe… XD
    love this piece, Vest!! i love how she balance on at the top, so thin and dangerous.. and her brolly that caught on fire.. i especially love the way you drew that! will you do more of this style? i love all the colors here!! very strong, very well done! =D

  • Drama+Vestque=Good Art? Maybe? Though Id rather not go through any more drama, who knows this might have been a fluke, lol. Actually I was at a loss at how to set the umbrella on fire….but then I went and looked at real fire, so I guess it all came together :D. I will definitely do more with this style. Thanks Fa!

    – Vestque

  • Oran
    Oranalmost 6 years ago

    Wow this is great! Theres something Dr Seuss/Circus Sole about it :)

  • Yeah I was definitely thinking of Cirque du Soleil. Man they rock! Thanks Oran!

    – Vestque

  • Soxy Fleming
    Soxy Flemingalmost 6 years ago

    works really welll….yes do more

  • Thanks Soxy! Yeah I was thinking of doing more with the circus theme and this sort of painting :P

    – Vestque

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