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Buried Alive

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"Buried Alive," acrylic paint and ink on canvas, 11" x 14", $100 (or make an offer).

This is a very personal work, though it would be hard for me to explain why. Actually, it's hard for me to express things in words at all lately. I feel terrible that I haven't said anything about Hurricane Sandy, but the few words I could find seemed so banal, and so riddled with my own selfish PTSD-laced trauma, that they weren't worth posting. I hope people know I understand and care. "Miami 2017" was running through my head for days before Billy Joel played it on the NBC telethon. It was the only possible song he could do, really.

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disgruntledgrrl
Nov. 5th, 2012 03:14 am (UTC)
OMIGOSH you remembered the bell!
I actually had a hard time locating the lore online recently regarding the bell. I was going to bring up during one of the ontdcreepy Free For All's and I was simply stuck.

Thank you for showing me I'm not crazy and thought the whole thing up.
docbrite
Nov. 5th, 2012 04:57 am (UTC)
Re: OMIGOSH you remembered the bell!
Absolutely, the nineteenth-century security coffin. I painted this one from an 1868 patent drawing by Franz Vester of Newark, NJ, which also included an escape tube and ladder I was unable to reproduce.
the_failed_poet
Nov. 5th, 2012 05:22 am (UTC)
*hugs if you want them* I don't have much in the way of words. It's been tough up here for a lot of people. I can't imagine the memories it's bringing back for you.

I wish I could do more to help the people who are suffering right now.
carmy_w
Nov. 5th, 2012 03:21 pm (UTC)
Doc, dealing with PTSD is one place where you SHOULD be selfish, in my opinion. Don't sell yourself short.

*hugs, if you want them*

And that is one WILD piece of artwork! I like!
cazimirtfarley
Nov. 6th, 2012 04:05 pm (UTC)
This is one of my favourites so far. I'd buy it off you lickity split if I had any sort of real income.

Edited at 2012-11-06 04:05 pm (UTC)
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