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Deacon Strucktor
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I approach my art as a balancing act. It's a way for me to counteract tendencies within myself towards pessimism, while avoiding the territory of blind optimism. It's about understanding and accepting all the beauty and ugliness that exists in life and about determining where to place reverence and ridicule appropriately. It is one part therapy, one part escapism, and one part confrontation. It's a personal journey of self-improvement both as an artist and as a person. The act of creation is, for me, a cross between what I imagine religious ecstasy must feel like and what it must feel like to remove your own fingernails and toenails with pliers and dull spoons. There is both pleasure and pain, inspiration and frustration. It is a journey toward an impossible goal of perfection, but a journey that needs to be attempted to avoid stagnation and death.

I mainly choose themes, materials, and techniques based on whims and what interests me in the moment. However, humour and nature play large, and continuing, roles in my art. Generally, I rely on "out-of-the-blue" inspiration, or ideas from cultural influences that either mesh with, or contradict, my personal beliefs. If it's an idea that makes me laugh, I usually feel it's worth following through on. I have returned to creating art after a long break and feel there is so much to catch up on that I am currently in an unfocussed stage where I want to try all mediums and techniques. Most often, my tendency is to turn to the digital format (Corel Painter 12) due to the ease of preparation, but I have a deep love and respect for traditional formats of all kinds. I've particularly come to appreciate the boldness and vibrancy of oil pastels. And though I have yet to use it, oil painting is the one medium that holds the greatest appeal for me as it seems to symbolize the professional and historical qualities that I think of when I consider the term: "Art."

My current work is focused more on colour, and positivity than my early works. It is a response to the negative attitudes of the first half of my life. I am attempting to improve my understanding of the basic elements of visual art, and improve my techniques beyond a prior reliance on cartoonist styling. I don't feel that any of my works can be considered truly finished. They are always open to new interpretations and expressions. As I grow as an artist I want to feel free to adapt past works to reflect how I currently feel about their content. And I want others to be able to use them as branching points to express their views, one of the reasons why I include most of my work under a Creative Commons license.

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Spider God

Spiders And Red Girl by javierGpacheco Hole in the Web by bosniak Anansi by TheDjib

Web by JulijaJan the social network by JoanLlado Cosmic pattern in you by bdoroszko

Spider by chained2stone spider by eques Arachaal - God of Justice by NAstyJ

The Web by jordangrimmer Web by Ashwings Web by FlexDreams

Spider We8 by CardboardSwords God by Celestial-Melody Anansi by Entophile

Anansi by CrimsonSheppard Tears of God by x-MysticStar-x Meeting with God by Cinquefoil

Anansi Spider God Crochet by Battery-After A Spider's Backside by freeballoonday Anansi and the Pot by stardrop

Anansi by 0kidd0 Spider 06 by variouslyvaried Anansi the Spider by RunawayMarionette

Funnelweb Spider as Totem by Ravenari God Spider by GenerallySpeaking The Spider Queen by JenniferEasley

The Spider by spearcarrier World Wide Web by proama The day I saw Anansi weaving my destiny by cunene

Earthborn by M0AI Atlach-Nacha by Loneanimator god is a prankster by vampireDoLL

Pocket God 3 - Cover by RoloMallada The Spider by Pau-Norontaus Spider Touch by NebojsaC

Arachne by iluviar oh my god, I think I spider. by lenaka94 Spider Woman by paintersblock

Game by noisecraft Anansie by Firebluegraphics Organism-Environment, Environment-Organism by lilman101

Liberation by Zerj19 Spider Web Ear Cuff by sylva Stapleton Road Anansi by andycouncil

Web of Steel by RS-foto Along Came a Spider. . . by tekelili Black Widow Spider as Totem by Ravenari

Atlach-Nacha by gomro the spider web by Mayagraphic Atlach-Nacha by nobodysleeps

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thank you for the fave <3
DeaconStrucktor 23 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
TonyCampagna 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much for the fave!
DeaconStrucktor 23 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
remarkablestranger 4 days ago   Digital Artist
Thanks a million for your support great friend! How are you nowadays? 
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