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illumin8ted_

Rachel Cole UNT art student. Works include elements of realism, abstraction, Impressionism, and pop surrealism. https://www.etsy.com/shop/illumin8tedarts
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Some more wip photos. lots more stuff i want to do with this piece. #art #abstract #sculpturalpainting
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Newest work in progress, really enjoying this window series. #art #sculpturalpainting #abstract-art
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Some more wip of current piece.
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Most recent wip, taking a little break from realism, doing some found object based sculpture/painting. #art #conceptualart #emotional-art #painting
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Finally finished. this piece is titled “blood is thicker.” this is a piece i made about my brother. he is currently homeless and suffers with schizophrenia. last time i saw him he was sitting in a wendy’s, wearing multiple hoodies to keep himself warm from the cold. he was carrying around a gallon of milk and various bags with clothes and other supplies. i spent the day with him, bought him some things he needed, and tried to convince him to go into an outreach program i had signed him up for. while i was there he constantly talked about delusions and hallucinations about being friends with famous people, and described experiences that had not actually happened to him. when i drove away at the end of the night i saw him standing on the curb holding that gallon of milk. “why not just buy canned goods?” i asked, they stay good longer. well he explained his reasons; he likes milk and it will stay good for 48 hours since it is cold outside anyway. i drove away feeling awful, and still live with the guilt everyday. this painting perfectly captures how surreal the experience was. in some ways it wasn’t even reality, and yes it was. if you have someone in your life with mental illness, intervene before it’s too late. #painting #art #darkart #mentalillness #mentalillnessawareness #family #lifesucks
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Finally completely done this one. took three months but it was worth it. #painting #oilpainting #art #contemporaryart
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More progress
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Work in progress. “blood is thicker” oil on canvas #art #painting #wip #oil-painting #darkart #emotional
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And here’s a close up of his face. #painting #wip #oilpainting #art
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