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'With these hands I give you my heart...' by MissCosettePontmercy 'With these hands I give you my heart...' by MissCosettePontmercy
My vision for this piece was to portray the traditional Irish Claddagh Ring in a kind of surrealist painting. Instead of replicating an actual Claddagh ring, I chose to surround the iconic heart-shape with a realistic crown and actual human hands. I was somewhat inspired by Dali's "Meditative Rose." I love his use of color and symbolic elements and how they are used in dream-like, illusionistic way, as well as how his work warps our perception. A generations old symbol, the crown of the ring represents loyalty, the heart is love, and the hands are friendship. The ring has many meanings regarding the way it is worn, its actually really interesting to read about, but this is my interpretation I guess :). There is a little quote that goes with the ring: "With these hands I give you my heart and crown it with my love."

Oil on canvas.

2012.
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funkichkn Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:blowkiss: Hi! I have featured this wonderful artwork in my latest feature, [link] :nuu:
Have a fantastic day! :dummy: :heart:
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lena-yukime10 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Woah! this work is so awesome ♥
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STreasureGraphicArts Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Interface Designer
It looks absolutely amazing. You should put this into a print for sure.
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CharlotteElric Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student General Artist
reminds me a lot of that CD cover of Simple Minds!
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khinson Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well done!
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eclipse74 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
amazing
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Lady-Mozenrath Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful work! :love: With deep meaning and the most wonderful feelings in the world! :love:
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