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October 8, 2007
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PENTAX Corporation
PENTAX Optio A20
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1/30 second
Focal Length
8 mm
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Date Taken
Sep 1, 2007, 8:20:06 PM
Weight of the Stone by Denis-Peterson Weight of the Stone by Denis-Peterson
Let's first get this out of the way:

Title: Weight of the Stone
Medium: Acrylics on canvas
Process: Airbrush
Size: approx. 3 1/2 ' x 5'

I met Eugene the same day as Dolores and Neil in Cardboard Dreams [link]

We spent several hours together, discussing the tragic chain of events that have led him to where he is today. In short, he was run over by a truck after running into the street to avoid being detained by those who were chasing him. And it was all over a minor incident.

Since that time, he has been living on the street, having been effectively stripped of his assets due to an unfortunate series of unjust incidents that he is struggling to get right. I tried to help him the best I could, suggesting a number of avenues for recourse. He seemed deeply grateful, and I am certain that he was genuine.

It was quite a day, during which I would get up to stop people who were just walking by hoping not to catch his glance. They all walked back and gave him something, and appeared to feel good about doing it too.

I hope that this painting does him justice. Eugene has been dealt a very bad hand and is just hoping that someone will care enough to help him help himself. Everything in the painting represents his entire world.

Pigs on the wing

You know that I care
What happens to you
And I know that you care
For me too
So I
Don't feel alone
Or the weight of the stone
Now that I've found
Somewhere safe
To bury my bone
Any fool knows
A dog needs a home
A shelter
From pigs on the wing
-Pink Floyd
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Kabanero Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
It is extremely powerful
Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Thanks it was a tough composition to pull off 
MJJock Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student
good work!!!!!!!
Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
thanks very much! :slow:
TakataRikuzen Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's simply a powerful image you have created... I haven't looked through your DA account quite yet, but have you won any awards for your works? I mean, it seems impossible you haven't
Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Thanks, content and composition can add up to some powerful imagery...there's some stuff here and there in the past, but I don't actively look for award oriented affairs...thank you again
cifuso Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing Denis just amazing!!!! we artists have the obligation to portray those that the status quo have excluded from the beauty of society.

Best, Rodrigo.
Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
Thanks very much Rodrigo, ineded art is the last refuge of hope as the rest of civilization collapses around us...
Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
zach84 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
you did an excellent job of capturing the saturated lighting condition that was most likely evident in the photo...and the smashed gum stain concrete adds to the dirty reality of a city sidewalk...well done painting(s)!
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