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Free Speech by Doomsday-Dawn Free Speech by Doomsday-Dawn
This image comes deep from the heart and soul. Take from it what you will.
YES, her lips are actually sewn shut. . .

Model: Natalie [link]
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sujawoto Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
i do love the concept..

free speech!!!

:D
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Neafpunk Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
thats must be really-really hurt
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iced-peaches Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
I dearly hope, for her sake, that she had piercings there previously.
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Angeliq Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
love this,great concept and awesome color combo
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sg00780 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
hi
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dulkimso-photography Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Professional Photographer
wow i like you photo and you good galery beautiful friend...
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C-Photography Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
I see your a true believer in the Bush theory of "free speech" !!!

LOL



great photo!!
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Goetikmagus Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
We look at a lot of the freedoms we think that we don't have or are being infringed upon, and never pause to consider that someone else has it much, much worse. I know you're upset. I'm upset, as well, that dA won't let you post everything because I love your art and I'm fond of your way of thinking. Still, I don't have to get up, wondering if the local regime will kill me for having ideas of my own. If I desired to, I could go to any church or religious group I wanted to without the fear of official persecution. Serving my country is not mandatory - though I have served it out of choice (which, by the way, is why I feel confident enough to post this - I've fought for human rights, overseas and at home.)
Consider this: There has never been a point in American history (and most of the rest of the world's recorded history, for that matter) where there has been absolutely no censorship. Art, simply put, comes with it. Now, I'm sure that, by now, you may have accepted censorship as an inevitable part of your career, Adam - knowing what to show to whom is how you earn your living. I'm posting this for those who might not understand this.
The freedom of speech in America is claused by the idea that, if that speech is harmful to a particular audience, your abusing your freedom. That is the writ of the law. Now... exactly ~whom~ decides what speech is harmful - that's politics. Get involved. Be aware.
On a last note, with freedom also comes the freedom of the people that own dA to do whatever they want with it. If you disagree, perhaps you should stop paying dues and buy stock, or boycott dA, or even start your own company that does the same thing - only you'd be in control, not the censors.
There is nothing offesive about my logic, so if I get censored for this, I'm gonna be a little mad.
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luckynumberkevin Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
You know what?

Who cares if you offend someone. That just proves that everything is not for everyone.

Why should we strive to live in a world where everything is acceptable to everyone?

Where's the individuality?

How are we being human?
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Dadward Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional Filmographer
I like your statement.
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Wehrkraftzersetzer Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007   Writer
Wow!
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darkside-ky Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007
I hope this is reversable? You can cut that wire, right?
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Alucard2209 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006
interesting
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FratHammer Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Student Writer
Doom...I love your work, but I do have to say this...
Anywhere a piece of shit family from Kansas that start a cult can come to one of my brothers funerals and hold up signs saying "God Hates Gays", "Thank God for another dead gay" and the like is a freedom I feel should be stripped from them.

I joined this gun club because I thought I loved my country, I was prideful of it, and I know now the America I thought I lived in was a dream.
I will tell you what I don't fight for though, I don't fight for rich people to become richer, I don't fight for peoples right to burn my flag on my soil, I don't fight for the Majority to be treated like less than Equal just because others feel oppressed, and I don't fight for everyone not to be hurt by something someone else does or says.
I fight for Freedom from Oppression (and these people were so bad off most will never understand), I fight for Freedom of Speech as long as the speaker is not Oppressing someone, and I fight for Eauality. Sex, Ethnicity, Religious Pref., Sexual Pref. We are ALL EQUAL. I hate that people are fighting for more more more! I hate it with every fiber of my being. Enough is enough!
...I have so much to say...I just shouldnt do it here...I am sorry for the rant, but I am here where I am doing a very shitty job, and...I think all being a Marine these past 7 years has shown me is how much people hate...I see no color, sex, religion...I just see Hate...if y'all need so baddly to fight for something do me a favor, stop fighting for freedoms you already have, stop oppressing others rights by fighting for ones for yourselves, and turn to someone that you wouldnt look at twice, smile at them and maybe even pretend you like this country your ancestors felt was good enough to risk their lives for their familys to have a better start.
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Canography Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
all around great job: technique, message & creativity!! Should have put barbwire in there too.... That is the way George W would have had it!!
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Doomsday-Dawn Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
Tried to keep it relatively simple, and timeless, regardless of the current politics that may have inspired the sentiment.
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Nyx-Valentine Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006  Professional General Artist
Very nice. Simpler than I was expecting, but still a great statement.
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Doomsday-Dawn Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
Sure seemed like it was going to be simple, but we found out it was much more complicated.
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Nyx-Valentine Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Professional General Artist
Seems like that's always the truth...
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rhender492 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
perceived "ouch" - on physical, mental and political level
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webfoe Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
:headbang: :#1: It says it all without being able to actually speak. Art at Work :thumbsup:

:peace::earth:
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DeadSomething Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
nice concept. very good critique on the right of free speech and what its made up in the usa.
and very well made ;) :+fav:
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Doomsday-Dawn Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
Some elements are quite obvious. Others fairly obscure. Curious to see the interpretations each individual sees.
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DeadSomething Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
well, everyone sees other "symbols" in the picture and interprets them by his/her own experience ;)
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Doomsday-Dawn Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
As art should always be.
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DeadSomething Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
yes :)
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faerie-corpse69 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006  Professional Photographer
<3 Perfect!!!! And did that hurt her? The lips thing?
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Doomsday-Dawn Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
Yes. It hurt a LOT.
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StrangeAnima Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's why you use a sharp suture needle or even a hypodermic needle (and then put the thread through before pulling it out) instead of the really dull ones that tear rather than cleanly pierce.
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faerie-corpse69 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Professional Photographer
>< And I always thought it'd be fun to do that..
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drackar Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Did she have piercings there allready, or did you do it without pre-exsisting holes? 0_O But yeah. "void where prohibited" indeed.
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erwilzei Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
I've always wanted to see this actually done. All of the colors go together extremely well, for that patrioticesque theme
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Doomsday-Dawn Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
The concept isn't entirely original, though I've never seen it done quite this way.
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