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Gene Guynn  San Francisco, CA

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“The Old Scars” is a conceptual series. The defining aspect of the whole series is the “scar” or “wound” that all of the people have on their shoulders. This “scar” is not an actual physical woundat all, but more of a representational symbol, symbolizing each person’s past experiences, memories, emotions, and in essence their soul. The scar is also not representational of only traumatic memories, but more of all things that make them who they are and define their existence. All the figures in the series have a common anonymity, as their eyes are hidden, missing, or dark. Our eyes are the story of our lives, and without them shown, we are defined by our ‘scars’, the only thing wresting us free of perpetual anonymity.

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"At first they did not appeal to me but as I considered the talent/soul that went into the creation, they grew on me. I would very much like to have them hanging in my home."

"At first I didn't care for the works, but the more I began to recognize the talent that went into the creation, the more they began to grow on me. I wish they were hanging on my wall."

"Very dramatic. i love it!"

"I do enjoy the painting very much but i don't get the point of it"

"love it! great job!"

"Only a true art intellectual could understan the hidden meaning of this painting. If I painted something like that, I would be suffering from a deep depression and be taking prozac."

"Kinda gory..."

"An echo of the human soul. This is wonderful."

"BADASS i love it"

"gruesome... yet cool :) yet still gruesome! lzolz :) :P :O"

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