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Given 2011-06-07
Suggester says: "He's created the most surreal dress I've ever seen -- the scene as a whole has a gorgeously spooky mood, like a cross between Labyrinth and Pan's Labyrinth."

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Jessica-Lorraine-Z Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Omg this is absolutely breathtaking. Why am I just now seeing this!? I LOVE IT!
scottaltmann Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
ahh thanks man....that is super nice of you to say. Let's be friends :handshake:
Jessica-Lorraine-Z Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha, okay.

So what inspired this piece? Was there music or something that drove you? A random dream?

I'm always so fascinated by what people create, and what inspires them. :heart: It's a beautiful thing.
scottaltmann Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Hey Jessica- That's tough to answer...especially in a small DA reply box. I will try to give the most summarized, brief and concise answer I can without being to long-winded:

The first thing I must mention is that in personal works (which this is ) is that I never try to get a literal or linear translation from visual image to the written word. My personal work is definitely inspired by abstract ideas.
To sum this one up in just a few words - it's about emotional contamination, and almost an anti-existential quality in human nature. The inspiration definitely comes from my daydreaming / regular dreaming as well. You are right about that.I shudder when I read this back, because it sounds so damn pretentious . Thanks for asking though - I hope this is a somewhat satisfactory answer. I feel so vulnerable now ;)
Jessica-Lorraine-Z Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
That's a fantastic answer. And an absolutely beautiful concept. :rose: Thank you for responding. I can see all of the emotion in it.. but at the same time when I first saw it, it was strange to me because it felt so full of life and death.. but also it felt very nostalgic and almost hollow. It's a hauntingly beautiful work. :heart: Thank you for sharing it.
scottaltmann Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Thanks dude- I was reluctant at first to say anything but I must admit it was kind of nice to revisit the impetus of that piece. Especially since I've been so busy with the "commercial "work, makes me hungry to get back to some personal pieces. So thank you for asking...I appreciate it.
Now ..... to be fair....I'll get to ask you next time what inspires you ;)
Take care homie-S.
Jessica-Lorraine-Z Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
haha, fair enough. ;)
Lipsies Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i love that it's beautiful and original ....
scottaltmann Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
jonkania Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional
This is wicked!
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