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Home's the Place by Illucieon Home's the Place by Illucieon
Home's the place we head for in our sleep
Boxcars stumbling North in dreams
don't wait for us. We catch them on the run.
~Louise Erdrich (excerpt, 'Indian Borading School, the Runaways)

Things you may or may not need to know...

Inspired by a combination of Kafka's 'In the Penal Colony', Louise Erdrich's poetry on Indian boarding schools and imagery from Auschwitz. The image is the 'last stop' on the rail line to the death camp. Both this print and 'Punishments' deal with the inscription of physical and emotional scars on the body, while 'fixation' and 'scar' comment on the parallel scarring of the land.

It took approximately three hours to write out all the numbers, which represent the tattoos inscribed on the Auschwitz prisoners, in numerical order. Then I decided the line quality wasn't quite right and re did it all over again. They can also be found in 'punishments', but are harder to see as they are printed in clear medium over the black at the bottom.

40x33'', collograph, silkscreen, chine colle 1/2
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Given 2007-12-28
Please take the time to really allow Home's the Place by ~Illucieon to envelope you in its intent, as the concept is executed gracefully with meticulous resolve. ( Suggested by arctoa and Featured by RockGirl1582 )
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jozefm Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007   Photographer
Congrats..:clap:
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Illucieon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Yay!
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jozefm Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008   Photographer
:hug:
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Extromechanoid Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
I like this alot. It has a sad kind of texture to it if that makes sense.
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Illucieon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much for the kind words. :)
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Hallow2 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
Stunning. :clap:
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Illucieon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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kalaallit Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
Great
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Illucieon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Drusilla14 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007   Photographer
Beautiful and a stunning piece, I love this very much, great work too:heart::star:
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