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Momento Mori

2013
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ElvireClev Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Whaouh ! great work ! :) :clap:
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you my friend

Suddenly I am imaging this piece rendered in your style . . . and it looks absolutely fabulous :)
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ElvireClev Featured By Owner May 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
My dear friend,

Whaouh ! That's such an idea ! I wouldn't have thought about it. :blushes:
Well, that's a temptation but I'm not sure I'm talented enough to pay tribute to your work ! :eyepopping:
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I really think you can do it, and create a whole new meaning to the concept
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ElvireClev Featured By Owner May 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
Well I keep it in mind, we'll see if I dare one day ! :jarksaber:
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ImagineAppleScruffs Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: Yet another amazing and epic piece of artwork from our friend, Lakan! I love the collar around the skull/head's neck! It feels African to me, like in a tribe from Kenya or something. :)
Beautiful work, my friend! :clap:

:peace:
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Holly

You are correct that the neck piece does have influence of many native cultures, including those of my people :)
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ImagineAppleScruffs Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)

Yay! Cool! :)

:peace:
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Nestharon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013   Writer
The concept is amazing... Thank you for sharing :pray:
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
ॐ Thanks Joe

It is good to hear from you again . . . I do like how you try to challenge people to think beyond their day to day with such posts as your "Spirituality Test" and "Animal Totem"

Kapayapaan sa iyo (peace to you) kaibigan (my friend),

Lakan
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Nestharon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013   Writer
I thank you for the supporting words, well mostly that is why I made my dA profile so that I can help others to find their path :)
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Stefymoondust Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
wow a great depiction of the fear of death, a great idea, genius
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Steph

This is such a deep piece that goes beyond the Roman context of momento mori or a vanitas piece. As we do play wityh the concept of death everyday, especially what is featured on media . . . we must come to grips with our mortality and actually understand it and even accept it as a key to living our life. That is why the "black sun" over the head, harkens to the Egyptian sun disc and the Egyptian belief in death
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Stefymoondust Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
thank you so much for the insightful depiction, yes your work looks very strong and powerful
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kaburninator Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
momento mori, why does that ring a bell?
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Greetings Thomas

Momento Mori is a Latin phrase meaning "Remember that you are moral", which was often shouted by members of the Roman senate to returning emperors or generals. This was done to remind these men not to take such accolades as a triumphant return to get to their heads and make them feel immortal.
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kaburninator Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
found it! its from the Austere Academy!
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Fractalvision Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Excellent!
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Patrick
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Patrick
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Patrick
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Mandinga91 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i really like how you used the colours...another great deviation lakan!
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Santiago

I does do me proud when people do comment on my use of color, as it is always a challenge working with only 7 colors
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Mandinga91 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
yes i se..and using only seven colours you can create a lot of universe, so there is a lot of talent in every artwork...but i have a question,if you want to reply me:
I ve read in the questions of your profile that you use this medium becouse its the fastest way to make your art..so in wonder, if you could have more time, what would you change in your artworks?
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well when it would come to pen & ink, I would probably make larger works . . . as I plan to create a whole room full of the drawings (from floor to wall to ceiling)

But when the works I do that really consume time are my paintings, which I haven't done in almost 20 years.

I have some samples in a gallery folder
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Mandinga91 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
oh i see..i just wanted to know if you share the passion for painting as i do, and i see that you do,its just that time is a big thing to consider...thanks for answering!
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Passion to create never leaves, sometimes we adapt to circumstances that come along in our life.

To me my time as a college professor, an environmental activist, and foremost a family man take precedence that I have accepted the limitations to making paintings.

However my paintings do have a different genre in comparison to my drawings, which take more focus in my life now . . . specifically my paintings revolve around themes of Philippine belief and lore, while my drawing are focus on my spiritual path, which is of greater importance to me right now
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Mandinga91 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i see..you have a lot of passions master!
and yes i understand the idea..spiritual path is very important to me too...maybe im not so enlightened like you,but i try to use my art to show the spiritual world to other people and to ilustrate these ideas..thanks a lot for answering master,i really enjoy our talkings!
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I do not believe that one can claim to be more enlightened than another as long as we all walk this earth. With every encounter and interaction we learn from each other and grow together.

If I were to believe that I was better than you and I would not benefit from speaking to you, then I am not enlightened at all. I would actually be better considered dead

We have all chosen our paths, my own may seem a little more complex than yours . . . but it isn't. What you deal with everyday is your own path and I might not be so sure how to get on with that kind of lie. That is why all our uniqueness are complimentary to each other

I too grow each time I interact with you, there is no dead end in our journeys. Just closed minds :)
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