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At the time we were living in Croatia there was one old man living in an apartment below ours that had Alzheimer's disease. He would sometimes come to our doors in the middle of the night and try to unlock the doors thinking that it was his apartment. His daughter once told me he forgot who she was, and how he cut his bed with a saw for no logical reason. What a torture that must be, loosing yourself, all your memories, reason and logic. The essence of life is contained in those experiences we had over our lives, people we met and loved, and then this punishment came and took everything from him, stole his essence, his soul, and left him with just a shell of what he is not. There was more left of that old man in his daughter that in the body he was once populating. I will always remember you my unknown friend, you gave me power to create this piece of art, but I wish you never ignited this idea in me because that would mean that you spent your old days free of this suffering. You will live inside your loved ones until the day their time comes, but you will live inside this image forever.
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Given 2012-09-10
Consumed by ~Intercepto is absolutely breath-taking. The detail and depth of emotion within this piece is stunning, and the technical execution is excellent. ( Featured by Cymae )
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MadFishie Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student General Artist
One of the greatest renders I ever saw!
The history about this ill man is really..... I almost cried.
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thissucksdaddy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had reached the end of the line now I dont feel bad about spending my money now everyone recognizes me believe me the sky is the limit
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thissucksdaddy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had finally hit rock bottom this helped me back to my feet now there is no turning back no pressure just check it out
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Celeste-Cloude4evr Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful and sad, I like all the detailing in it :nod:
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MrMango Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
fantastic work ! Marvellous lighting , atmosphere and details ! totally amazing 3D artwork !
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caskr Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
amazed at the details....
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OutlawStudios Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow!!! fantastic image!!as well as a wonderful heartwarming thoughtful tribute!!
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MIke018 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
simply amazing... stunned ... :O
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Victor-Lam-art Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow goddammit ! It is really rare that I start screaming when seing a deviation !
Incredible work ! one of the best I have seen the whole year and one of the most worthy DD's known to me !
congrats ! you have my respect !
<3
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Vampyric-Saiyaness Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely worth the DD. This is an amazing picture. The story made me very sad.
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ThierryCravatte Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Outstanding scene ! Your modeling and texturing skills are fantastic. Marvelously stunning !
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Esurio Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Recently my Great Grandmother passed away shortly after her 100th birthday. The loss is painfully, we all loved her so much, but her death in truth leaves us more relieved than sorrowful. She'd wanted to die for nearly four years now, and although we hated to lose her, watching her suffer endlessly was much, much worse. Alzheimer's robbed her mind, stole her memories, and left her in a state of constant panic grasping desperately at the last threads of her sanity. The doctors gave her medication to try and help slow the destruction, but in place of the chaos of the Alzheimer's the medication left her in a state of constant, aching terror from hallucinations and nightmares. To see my strong, brilliant great grandmother--a woman who climbed Mount Everest and back-packed across the Middle East in the heart of a time where women were still treated more like fragile trophies than independent and strong individuals--reduce to a frightened and confused mere shadow of herself was a greater pain than anything my family has ever had to bear before.

I can think of no crueler punishment than to descend slowly into madness, losing every piece of yourself bit by bit, only to have small moments of clarity when you become completely aware of what is happening and that there is nothing you can do but wait to die.

This is an incredibly long review, but this piece and the story behind it really struck me emotionally as the past couple years of seeing my beloved great grandmother decay and the pain of her suffering and loss have just been weighing very heavily on me lately. I really appreciate coming across this picture. It truly illustrates the pain that Alzheimer's forces families endure. I don't think people can really understand what this disease does until they've experienced it for themselves.

Thank you so much for making this, because it really does make me and my family feel a little less alone in our struggle with this pain.
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Victor-Lam-art Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very powerfull stories ! both of you !
I don't want to say I loved or liked them because it would seem inappropriate ..
although I somehow do ... lets say they were very impressive and inspiring..
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Esurio Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
I understand what you mean. I actually didn't intend to leave such a long and personal review but I guess I really did need to talk about it so it all just sort of came out. My sincere hope is that by sharing my experience I may in some way soften the blow for others subjected to the destruction and pain of Alzheimer's.
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mrhd Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
you have realy unique style of modeling, the dirty details are awesome.great stuff
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BrentOGara Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazingly sad story, but wonderful art. WHY is the best art found in pain???
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LovegoodTardis Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love this very much. amazing job, really ! :D
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Tahyon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great stuff !:clap:
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CCCharlik Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is EPIC!
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GoombaPie Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
beautiful :)
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jc2600 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so sad and beautiful. It's both breath-taking and heart-breaking. Literally, my breath got short and my heart broke at the sight of this; and more so when I read the description. I know this must have a million favorites already, but I have to add it to mine...Thank you for creating this work for him.
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majesticnocturne Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain."
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wildaengus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Beautiful and tragic
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Mischa-Soleil Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work but so sad.
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cinemajack Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
*nods*
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RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012   Digital Artist
:wow: Astonishingly good work! Mind-blowing technique aside, your artist's statement adds to the poignancy of this piece. Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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Intercepto Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Thank you!
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ARTG33K74 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is amazing work.
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Intercepto Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Thank you!
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SMitchTheOtherSide Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This blows me away. The piece itself is stunning, but after reading the story behind it I'm completely drawn in. I could look at this for hours.
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Intercepto Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Thanks!
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thatenglishguy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Wow, an amazing piece of art
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Intercepto Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Thanks!
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doctorwhoempire Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Stunning work!!!
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Intercepto Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Thanks!
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UnratedRoweyna Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
rien a dire, scène parfaitement rendue, le bordel fait naturel, magnifique!
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Intercepto Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Thanks!
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
amazing
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Intercepto Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Thanks!
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
my pleasure
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That poor man :( But this picture is spectacular. I think I know what happens when the gears stop...
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Intercepto Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Gears never stop in my idea because that is time and we are all plugged into it. But it can be interpreted in more ways.
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Philart666 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Lot of détails - great image !
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Intercepto Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Thanks!
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laurenloogie Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Wow, what a beautiful and deep piece! Alzheimer's is a frightening illness that is difficult to encounter (especially with our loved ones) and undoubtedly even more difficult to experience. I think you captured the feel of it perfectly!
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