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The Triptych by Photopathica The Triptych by Photopathica
Daily Deviation? :faint:

These paintings, they mean so much to me.
They show my journey, they show my victory.
They show how important art is for me, as a healing process, as an outlet, as comfort.

And I'm so very touched that it means so much to others too.

Thank you so much Nichrysalis for suggesting it, and thank you so much Astralseed for featuring it!

And thank YOU all so very much for all the comments and favs!


This is my pride.
A series of paintings I made from autumn 2004 to spring 2005.

It shows the stages of suffering.

This was the worst time of my life. I was in really bad mental shape. Anxiety, panic attacks, depression, suicidal thoughts and self harm 24/7.
I was in school then, in another town away from home. My teacher was trying to help me come up with something to create, and he browsed through my sketch pad, and found a small doodle that I've made long before that. And he said: Make a painting out of this. And then I thought it would be great as a series, and that is how this came to be.

When I made this, I was in stage 2, the middle painting. I really never thought that I would ever get to stage 3, the last painting. I never thought I would be able to heal.
But I did, that's where I am now. I'm healing.

These are three separate paintings - Oil on stretched canvas, each are 50x50 cm.

Featured: Daily Deviation receiversMy deviantART StoryWe Will Continue To Heal , Spotlight on photopathica!

Triptych I by Photopathica Triptych II by Photopathica  Triptych III by Photopathica

This is a slightly edited document, I have cloned the backgrounds of these three paintings so that they would blend in more with the background of the document.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2014-01-31
The suggester said: A very surreal piece with a very realistic portrayal of the healing process. The Triptych by Photopathica ( Suggested by Nichrysalis and Featured by Astralseed )
Among us, you are among us, we are strange , yet you are among us
, you've seen the pain, the unforeseen consequences
, you've tested reality and seen its truth, the abomination
, the horror that resides within the mind of the human being
, not only you have witnessed it, you bested it.

You did something I couldn't do, I'm wounded
, I'm bleeding, I am not healing, I applaud you.

For me this morning is very strange, for once in my life,
i am happy, am I healing ?

You have encouraged me to start drawing, maybe one day I will
achieve what you achieved.
What do you think?
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FabulousEmma Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student General Artist
*gives hug and kisses top of the head*
Photopathica Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014   General Artist
NitelyHallow Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you finally got a daily deviation :D!!!! congratulations!!! pretty amazing what can happen when you put your thoughts and feelings/emotions and experiences into a visual piece such as in many ways can do wonders when it comes to healing you emotionally.  Art for many people can be like a safe haven. I hope this process has truly helped you to view things a little differently, in a way where it is possible to heal:) !!
Photopathica Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014   General Artist
oh, it's my second one actually! got my first in may last year :)
but this one is special, since it's such a personal piece, it's amazing that it can mean so much to others too :)

thank you :hug: art has truly helped me
violinprincess Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful! It offers the realization of hope to those still in stage 2. Stage 3 is there, even if sometimes it doesn't seem like it. Although I haven't been through an experience as hard as this describes, it is still a beautiful piece.
Photopathica Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014   General Artist
thanks a lot!
i really hope that stories like mine can help people that are still very much deep in the suffering.
HorrorHorseAnimation Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful painting but...OUCH, SKULL...
Photopathica Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014   General Artist
thanks a lot!
Miss-Ag Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing concept. i understand your suffering and love this. great job. 
Photopathica Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014   General Artist
thank you so much :)
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