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The Perplexed Plums by zyphryus
The Perplexed Plums
Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you, The Perplexed Plums!!

We can only imagine what they are thinking as they encounter each other!

This is an 8.5" x 9" painting on paper
acrylic and colored pencil.

Drawing from Life: Keepin the skills fresh, and sometimes its nice not to think conceptually, and just focus on the physical facts of translating something from 3D to 2D. More FOOD WITH ATTITUDE

Also currently available on my etsy…
Tree Face Painting on 9-26 by zyphryus
Tree Face Painting on 9-26
I am quite obsessed with this tree people thing.
Metaphor? A Yearning for nature and the idea of SENTIENT Nature, and possibly the worship thereof?

watercolor, ink, pen,

I may turn this into a 3D sculpture.


Lydia Burris
United States
The Madwoman

Current Residence: Midian. It's where the monsters go...
Favourite genre of music: Metal, classic rock, folk, techno, I like music that spans over MANY genres. Especially EPIC stuff
Favourite photographer: Jan Saudek, and dA's very own Doomsday-Dawn
Favourite style of art: Cluttered Paitings. Symbolist, 19th century, contemporary fantastic art, sketches
MP3 player of choice: My car MP3 discman. Winamp, or quintessential player.
Wallpaper of choice: William Morris Designs. ;p (actual wallpaper).
Favourite cartoon character: The Maxx
Personal Quote: When in doubt, Use Fire
I'm obviously not good at keeping up with a daily blog. Although I think daily blogs are unnecessary unless they truly have inspirational things to say. It also seems that no one has the attention span for deeper personal expressions these days. I know I don't really either. There are several friends I feel I'm neglecting, who's words I otherwise love to read. Perhaps if I spend less time on status update social networks, I'd have more time for deeper, more inspirational and informative stories. Time spent getting to know someone in more depth. I have such a shallow understanding of so many people, and in return I feel that masses of people have a shallow understanding of me. I watch the comments other people leave on other people's words, and notice this. Passions, misunderstandings, inspirations, ideas and flames can arise so easily with these types of conversations, as fire more readily burns on small and thin timbers, and burns out just as fast.

Now if you give me a moment, I could also write a compelling argument FOR those types of social medias - and those are the reasons I stay  - the ability to connect more readily and to recognize the names and faces of the people I interact with, even if that interaction is brief.

Yet I shall go further and say that perhaps all this social networking is a huge distraction to begin with? facebook, blogs, websites, etc. I feel an urge to get back to real life. Instead of filling moments of my day with public self expressing and reading the copious amounts of other personal/public spewings, perhaps I should instead get back into reading and researching my interests for the sheer joy of it. I miss the obsession I felt in college where I collected and studied the lyrics of songs, the names of gods and demons from mythology and folklore, plants and trees and the metaphors associated with nature's creations. Maybe I should limit most of my interaction to in-person face-to-face togetherness. This may generate deeper collaborations and idea generations. There is a spark to these connections that is missing online, where I feel as if we are all drifting in a sea, on unstable pieces of plank and driftwood - we speak to each other as we float by - we wave and smile or curse and nod our heads in mutual miseries, as our bodies get colder and colder from the emptiness below us.

I want to promise myself that I will:
Live more, Adventure more, Travel more, 
Art more and Obsess more.
I will look suspiciously at the warm glow of my computer screen, and place obstacles between it and me. I will use it with purpose - to make art, and to write, and to collect my obsessions, and to hold only a brief line of connection to the great wide sea of people.
I will use my personal library more, and engage in the art of marginalia. I will grow my brain with the attention given to delicate orchids - to feed it a strict and timely diet of necessary substances.
No more waste!
*raises fist to the heavens, and points a warning finger at the self*

That is all for now.

(If you'd rather read my journal updates at my blogspot, feel free to watch there.)…
  • Listening to: Toccata by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
  • Reading: Everville by Clive Barker
  • Watching: Finished Hannibal recently
  • Drinking: I'm out of Dr. Pepper

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Arum1966 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You've really been busy while I've been gone.  Your work is crazy phenomenal.  I look forward to your new stuff.
zyphryus Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Thanks so much man!
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Bibire Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist
is that your studio in the ID picture?....awesome place to let your creativity flow.....
zyphryus Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Yes it is! I have a studio in an old car factory - transformed into many many spaces for artists, offices, services etc.  Rent isn't bad and even though its a stretch each month, its worth having.
Bibire Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist
Good for you........great art environment, been among other artists.......
Senecal Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hello, thanks for visiting and stuff!

It does seem like this place is a ghost town from time to time.

Anyway, glad ya stopped by.
zyphryus Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
it is indeed ghost townly! NP, I still watch and like!!
f1shbones Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014   General Artist
ahhh! your art..... adgkjsdkfhgosidgjs <3
zyphryus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
:D :D
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