Enemy Mine

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© Bailey Cooper

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It's hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head ~ Sally Kempton

9 responses

  • Urbano Desprini

    Urbano Desprini (Deleted) gave props (4 Feb 2013):

    Good work !! Love this composition

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (4 Feb 2013):

    Fabulous & creative, Bailey!

  • Heather Orville

    Heather Orville said (4 Feb 2013):

    Amazing! The composition looks a lot like a modern painting. Keep making art like this.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (4 Feb 2013):

    Fantastic B&W ART!

  • Randy Turoff

    Randy Turoff   gave props (4 Feb 2013):

    Ooh, so wonderfully evil

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper   said (4 Feb 2013):

    Thanks to all for the kind props and comments. This one became personal for me. It started with the mouth distortion which looked like words being stripped from her mouth. It was a reminder of the 'secrets' of my childhood that were constantly reinforced.... "don't tell... don't answer if they ask... children are to be seen and not heard". Psychologically, photography and the art that comes from it can be very therapeutic.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (5 Feb 2013):

    the face has an oriental appearance---I imagined her feet bound together, as they do the girls in their youth in Japan--the sprays and splashes of designs around the face have an oriental flare too, which supported my gut feeling---the dark framing lends to that as well

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper   said (6 Feb 2013):

    I agree James. This kind of art can be interpreted in many ways. I think that is part of the appeal for those who like it. There are so many ways the paint and effects can be added. When I work on these, I'm am never indecisive. It either works or it doesn't. It either says what I want it to say or I continue.

    The white at the top appears to be a gardenia in her hair (grace) The left eye distortion, her refusing to close her eyes to her reality. On the left cheek a single tear that she allows herself (strength in the face of adversity).

    However, someone else may see something totally different... like song lyrics or poetry... these are all 'benders' of emotion.

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (20 May 2014):

    Superb work Bailey!! Going through your comments, love the way you have portrayed it!

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