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Freedom - The carousel by annewipf Freedom - The carousel by annewipf
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Black and white version: Freedom - The carousel2 BW by annewipf

Latest recreation of this picture: Freedom - The Carousel 2 by annewipf

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Fairground 1 by Stock-Karr by :iconstock-karr:Carnival Swings by Froggr by :iconfroggr:

Grey Mare 15 by Colourize-Stock Dragster 82 by Colourize-Stock by :iconcolourize-stock: Pony09 by vivstock by :iconvivstock:

Park by FrantisekSpurny by :iconfrantisekspurny:

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I saw this wonderful picture and idea first on Facebook and asked Anne, if it's allowed to show it on my blog.

I love both - idea and photo manipulation/art work.

This picture got a lot of interpretation on FB, some said, horses are running to have a break, some thought, they will never return back. For me they break free after years an years of running in a never stopping wheel. It is a wonderful interpretation and metapher of freedom.

Tank you very much Anne. Good luck to you and your work and all the best. Kind regards, Miss Glueck
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To those who say this is "fair": I have been looking at this masterpiece for over a year. Because I work with people who need to "flee" their situations, I was drawn to it.

As a lover of art....I have never seen anything so strong and beautiful when it comes to breaking free.

In terms of technique with the horses and their fading "facade"....it is perfect. Everyone has their take, but this is mine:

They rid themselves of what is "supposed to be". Leaving the abuse or the false sense of security or the imprisonment of their pain......etc. They have grown through their suffering as they have faced it head on and are actively woking on themselves. These horses are now strong enough and authentic enough to leave and be what they were designed to be. Strong and real and beautiful.

The background suggests pain and darkness. The horses becoming their true selves with strength and grace suggest--to me---turning a corner.

The impact is very significant for those of us who have been on what-ever-carousel/s life has thrown them. We get strong and we become ourselves and we thrive.
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mrsgump Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  New Deviant
WOW WOW WOW!!!  Absolutely STUNNING!!!
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annewipf Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017
Thank you :D
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nadmir Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016
Замечательная работа!
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annewipf Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016
спасибо :D
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Bright-Button Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, I just wanted to let you know that this image is being used here:
www.facebook.com/CrazyCarousel…

I have no idea if that's been granted permission or the image was purchased or anything, but I thought I would let you know anyway, just in case :)
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annewipf Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
Thank you :hug:

This banner comes for the oldest version of this picture, published on dA without its signature and, alas, often stolen. Seing the bad quality of this banner, it has probably been picked somewhere on the web. I reported it to its user, and I hope he will credit me. If not, there is nothing what I can do alas. :(

You know what? I'm a bit tired to run behind the thieves of my pictures...

Thank you again. :hug:
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Bright-Button Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)

I thought that may be the case. It's such a shame when people do that, they forget all the hard work that goes into making such art. Hopefully in this instance it might be resolved! :hug:
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SkyBreeze26 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Really beautiful concept
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annewipf Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
Thank you :D
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Cynosure7 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
If you intertwine this with incarnation, its pretty cool.
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annewipf Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
Thank you! :D
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harperyo Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist
Lovely piece! It's so dynamic and elegant. :D
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annewipf Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
Thank you! :D
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Ayesha560 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
What a thought! Amazingg! :) (y)
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annewipf Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Thank you! :D
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snowpuff77 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your newer picture brought me here. I see in this one there's lots of lights and a brightly painted carousel, and a really white live horse. The other one was a darker setting (like, moonlight dark) and its live horse had a snowy gray color. Both versions are great! :)
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annewipf Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Thank you! :D

The last one is bigger and much more detailed.
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snowpuff77 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see... :)
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Annielap Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Really love this!
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annewipf Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Thank you! :D
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PeteDamian Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm in love w idea of it. Really sooooo magnificent amazing! *.*
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annewipf Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Thank you :D
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PeteDamian Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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lakeglenmiss Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
I was inspired by your work.  Thank you for the inspiration.  See work HERE
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annewipf Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
Very beautiful, thank you! Just a small criticism: in my opinion, the impact would have been better if there were only (or a majority of) swans in the carousel, but I know that it is not easy to do. Amazing work. :D
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lakeglenmiss Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
Thank you, I noticed that too but I'm limited in my time to do this "fun" work.  I was told by someone else it was a little hard to understand, that is probably why.
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fiorinosulaco Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Great message! :D
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annewipf Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
Thank you :D
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victoriajewel1 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
I would love a signed print.  Is that possible?
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annewipf Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
Click on the "buy this print" button (right side of the picture), you'll see all the prints (with my signature and only my signature, smaller and without the copyright and link). If you want a dedicace manually written on the picture, it will be more difficult, because of the high cost of transportation (you are in the states, I'm in Europ). Thank you. :hug:
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mnighty Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Wonderful wonderful idea, and presented perfectly!
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annewipf Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Thank you :D
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jhutter Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this!!!!!
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annewipf Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Thank you :hug:
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lakeglenmiss Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Creative idea, I enjoyed seeing it.
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annewipf Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Thank you! :D
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primalfuryan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
:iconcternetea::iconsquirrelflight-77:Your artwork has been graciously displayed in The sky is the limit Feature stay wonderful:hug::iconsquirrelflight-77::iconcternetea:
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annewipf Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Thank-you by kmygraphic
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Hernandez-Henson Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional
This is amazing!!! Love the concept and the art!!!!! Austria emote Piano :la: piano player happy 
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annewipf Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Thank-you by kmygraphic
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Borgghia Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is an incredible image: dreamy, haunting, symbolic, and simply beautiful! It shows Anne's creativity, and ability to create new worlds out of existing ones. Well done, and thanks so much for sharing!
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annewipf Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
You're welcome, thanks to you! :hug:
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mythic-nerd Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
COOL!!!!!!!!!!!
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annewipf Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Thank you! :D
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mythic-nerd Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
you are more than welcome! :)
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zaccool14 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
so Beautiful view
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