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Grandmother_With_Knives by HeatherHorton Grandmother_With_Knives by HeatherHorton
Grandmother With Knives
2007
Oil on Canvas
24"x18"



My grandfather collected knives and hung them behind the couch in their home. He's passed away now but I thought the juxtaposition of my grandmother with the violent imagery of knives would be an interesting contrast.
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EvelynJadenGrey Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
I can just imagine her saying, "How do you think I lived this long?" Great painting. Your work has a lot of emotion in it.
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Ohno-moment Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
i feel like i'm there.

lord a mercy
now if this were my grandma, she'd be plucking knives off the wall and hurling them at us.
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WolfgangNibori Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
Almost like he's still protecting her
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ChrisPanatier Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
This is really a great piece. Many congrats.
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ant5111 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007
Besides your exceptional compositional style and the juxtaposition of Grandma to the knives, I think my favorite part about this piece is the enigmatic works bordering the subject. I will never know the painting to the right of Grandma nor the title of the books sitting to her left nor would I ever want to.
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cahoot Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
Think you did a fantastic job on your grandma.. softer tones and strokes. I enjoyed the components and composition but she stood out most.
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transcendent07 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
this is brilliant.
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PsychoactiveTV Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
Awesome contrast indeed!

Wicked painting really, you have a really neat style and you are great at it :)
congrats!
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maniacbutcher Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
i love this contrast . it can change your real form to sureal . its like a nightmare . tnx...
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Mohfuu Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007
indeed an intresting contrast, i was thinking she was a lonewolf hunter granny, but then i read the description :P
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