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The sand of time by Mr-Goblin The sand of time by Mr-Goblin
This is my final Art program projects... Got an honorific mention for it from the whole art departement of the school I study at. :D

I received many compliments from viewers as well from a contemporary artist who would like to meet me to learn more about my creative flow. :)

so behold! The result of 3 years of study in fine-art. :D

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General Info

there's 225 pillons made of wood, and on each pillons there's a selected image that represents a dark face of humanity (drug addiction, war, slavery, genocide, pollution, corruption etc.) And the viewer is asked, with a cup of sand, to recover the structure (a metaphorical destroyed city), which forces the pillons of different height to disapear one after the other under the sand... so the viewer is actually dealing with a moral debate = participate and force the images to disapear under the sand? or don't participate to remember...

a metaphore to represent how, we as human, tend to forget the violence of the past and redo the same mistakes.
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Given 2012-12-31
The sand of time by ~Mr-Goblin ( Suggested by little-billie and Featured by SRudy )
:iconhangmansjoke:
HangMansJoke Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Student General Artist
I think this work is quite dark, and also elegant. I would love to see this in person
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:iconmr-goblin:
Mr-Goblin Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Student Artist
Thank you! I appreciate a lot :O and I tried uploading a video a long ago, but never succeded. Maybe one day. :D
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:iconparker-weston:
Parker-Weston Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014   General Artist
ugly history mankind damned do or don't
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:iconomeganeo1995:
OMEGANEO1995 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Dude the is truly amazing i have to say i was begining to believe all of the great artisits where gone from the world you have inspired me beyond belief this is just beautiful
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:iconmr-goblin:
Mr-Goblin Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Artist
O.O thank you... sooo much
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:iconaiecan:
Aiecan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Absolument magnifique, autant dans l'apparence que le concept.
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:iconmr-goblin:
Mr-Goblin Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Artist
merci beaucoup! :) j'apprécie ce beau commentaire :)
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:icongrashaelmchen:
Grashaelmchen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
I study history and in my field of study the deate you mention is an ongoing problem never to be fully solved and I find your project very interesting and at the same time it looks beautifull.
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:iconmr-goblin:
Mr-Goblin Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Artist
thanks for the kind words fellow DeviantArtist :)
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:iconquatrical:
QuatricaL Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Fantastic concept you got there sir.
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:iconmr-goblin:
Mr-Goblin Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Artist
thank you faire mate! ;)
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:iconhardyoli:
hardyoli Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
I wish I could see each of the images you had mentioned
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:iconmr-goblin:
Mr-Goblin Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Artist
incoming ;)
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:iconhardyoli:
hardyoli Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
yay! XD
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:iconmr-goblin:
Mr-Goblin Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Artist
still haven't found a way to upload it D:
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:iconmr-goblin:
Mr-Goblin Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Artist
actually having some issues, are you aware what type of files DA can read concerning movies? My Ipod Touch takes movies in MOV, so perhaps DA can't read the files, but I'll be pleased to send you the video by email if you insist :)
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TheAlmightyPillock Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student General Artist
For once this is a peaice of Fine Art that I actuly like. Normaly you have to read the description of fine art to apreciate it. But this is actuly visualy interesting long before you get to reading anything about it. And once I read the decription I dont think your a pompus fool, I instead understand your art and apreciate what you are doing.

You restore my faith in fine art, congratulations, this is a very hard thing to do.
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:iconmr-goblin:
Mr-Goblin Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Artist
I'm glad you appreciate it, normally a description wouldn't have been needed, but seing pictures of it without seing it in real life, makes it kind of hard to understand it. Thus, the required description I provided.

Thanks a lot for the kind words, have a wonderful day mate :D
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:iconmechanenko:
mechanenko Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student General Artist
really amazing concept
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:iconmr-goblin:
Mr-Goblin Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Artist
thank you :D
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eabhaciar Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very creative i like it alot
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:iconmr-goblin:
Mr-Goblin Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Artist
:)
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:iconfladdermask:
FLADDERmask Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Level up.
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:iconmr-goblin:
Mr-Goblin Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Artist
:D
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:iconeschlehahn:
eschlehahn Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
This is one of the most sophisticated art concepts I've seen recently. Very good work!
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:iconmr-goblin:
Mr-Goblin Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Artist
wow, thanks a lot mate :O I appreciate the love
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eschlehahn Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
You are most welcome! Truly deserving the praise :)
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:iconjoeltonongkh:
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Blow me away...completely...
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:iconmr-goblin:
Mr-Goblin Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Artist
thanks mate :O
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:iconmultimoglin:
MultiMoglin Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The concept of this is intellectually stimulating! Just my kind of work!
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:iconmr-goblin:
Mr-Goblin Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Artist
;)
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:iconjellygay:
Jellygay Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a unique idea. Love it. ♥
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:iconmr-goblin:
Mr-Goblin Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Artist
thanks a lot! :O
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sausage-of-joy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Well this won't be a popular comment but, if you have to explain your work of art (the way all artschools train you to) then you've completely failed to incorporate that purpose & intention in the piece. Infact, alot of the serious subject matter of the world is dealt in mediums that are often referred to as "mainstream" or "commercialist", like comic books, animation & films, & they do it without consciously obscuring the point as well.

These questions are very serious & because there is a clear way to deal with them properly instead of artworks that don't really say anything about it without a note of paper beside it. It's like they say about any other creative work "If I could say it in words I wouldn't have had to make a book, painting, film etc.", but in the "artworld" or what you might call it, having to explain it seems like standard & STILL they aren't the revolutionary when it comes to subject matter or even points getting across or well... anything that their written down explanations of the work claim to say.

In other words, there is nothing profound by consciously obscuring & over glorifying a purpose which isn't really there in the work. & How do I know it isn't really there? Because it had to be explained separately from the work itself.
& Please don't take offense by this, it's a rational argument & you're free to read into it, but if art wants to be taken seriously then it should be ready to take on serious arguments & critique, it's as simple as that. If you make claims at meaning behind a work then get ready to dissect or defend it.
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:iconmr-goblin:
Mr-Goblin Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Artist
thanks for taking the time to comment, and I agree with you. And personally, if I had to redo it, I would remove the 225 tiny pictures, so it would simply be a metaphorical destroyed city. But overall, this whole art-piece was created visually to follow the idea: the repetitions, the linearity, the reflections of the glass, the flow of the sand that comes and breaks the visual constant, the horizontal lines against the vertical lines, etc.

Above all, I'm not following my fine-art studies...but If I had, your critic would have been usefull<3 Now, I'm much more involved in the visual art industry for movies and video-games. Wish me luck! :D
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Recklessfire00 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
I agree with you in some respects--if you have to describe it, its not really there. Its not profound if you have to say its profound. I get it. However, sometimes (and I'm not saying that it applies to this piece) the description is part of the art. Sometimes, the point isn't to have someone stare a piece and interpret it themselves. Sometimes, its not to silently get a message across. Sometimes, you NEED people to understand it--especially if it is a piece that they can participate in, like this one. So to explain it isnt really taking away from the art. Its adding to it. Its creating its purpose. But again, I do agree. Claiming its a moral debate and things like that, while true, do take away from it.

Feel free to correct me if I misunderstood your point.
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SuperCoolFondo Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
In looking at it in that manner you separate the artist for the artwork. Artworks are human creations and thus the intention of the creator are and intrinsic part of the artwork. your applying an antiquated critique method to modern art this particular piece isn't just a painting or a sculpture that is meant to be admired and thought about it's about the interaction between the viewer or "experiencer" of the the artwork. The work of art isn't just the structure this guy built, it's the entirety of the viewing, interaction, and organic growth of the piece as the "viewing" progresses to its end.
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JennK777 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap:
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AIRLESSTHEGOOSE Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my god this is incredible...Im not usually one for sculptures but this just blew my mind~! Amazing work here, and congrats on the final work~! It looks absolutely amazing for three years of work :)
The meaning is also really interesting, had me thinking for quite some time. Its a really good point developed extremely well with this piece of art :D
Overall, just a phenomenal piece of work, really amazing :)
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:iconmr-goblin:
Mr-Goblin Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Artist
thanks mate, I really appreciate :O
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AIRLESSTHEGOOSE Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem~! :D
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woodgolem72 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
excellent
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:iconmr-goblin:
Mr-Goblin Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Artist
:)
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:iconmechaos:
MeChaos Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Bravo. :clap:
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:iconmr-goblin:
Mr-Goblin Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Artist
thanks mate :D
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:iconapocotacos:
Apocotacos Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy hell! Lookitchu! Gettin' Daily Deviations!
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action-figure-opera Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Pylon, not pillon.

Anyway, the metaphor is lacking. Uncovering a "dark face" means what? That it's being solved? Why does the sand have to be dumped onto other "dark faces"? It's a forced metaphor, and therefore lacking. Participants should be allowed to tilt the glass display and empty the sand onto the floor. That would be a better metaphor. Or better still; participants should be allowed to break off the pylons, and take them out of the display. That would probably be the best metaphor.
What you've represented here is not a moral debate at all. In fact, you've completely stifled debate with this metaphor.

Other than that, it looks very nice.
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:iconicantthinkofaname-09:
I was wondering what 'pillon' meant!

I think it looks like a really interesting piece of art and I love interactive displays, but after reading through the description, I didn't really like it as much. I'd rather not worry about what metaphor it's trying to convey; I'd rather just enjoy it for its aesthetic qualities.
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action-figure-opera Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Given the failure of the intended metaphor, it is left with only aesthetic qualities. In that regard, it succeeds nicely.
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savagehenry89 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I want one.
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