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exousia
« on: November 28, 2004 08:31:07 PM »

This is one of my works in progress. I made all of the pills inside.  This is to signify how humans are relying on drugs and medication to cure their woes, when I believe that many problems (NOT ALL PROBLEMS) can be solved with other methods.  I'm going to put more pills in it, and create a professional looking label that says "Happiness 1cent"

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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2004 08:32:30 PM »

Wow.  I like it.  It really says something.
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exousia
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2004 08:35:23 PM »

Wow.  I like it.  It really says something.

Thank you.  I have many friends who claim to be manic depressive.  Sometimes I think they just need a little soul searching, and some good love.  I understand that not all people can be cure this way.  But in this day and age, it is truely disturbing how anyone can walk into a doctors office with a frown on their face, and instantly receive a prescription for drugs.

And I know not everyone will agree with my view *bites tongue*
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2004 08:50:12 PM »

Have you ever listened to the Verve? I love the Northren Sould album artwork, very simmilar. Here's some lyrics from the song Lifes an Ocean
from their album Nothern Soul:
Imagine the future
Woke up with a scream
I was buying some feelings
From a vending machine


However, you know its really ironc how much money antidepressants/antipsychotics cost. more like $100 instead of 1cent.
And most peeps who are diagnosed as bipolar really have either major depressive disorder, or were going through a stage of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or some other sort of temporay psychosis. BP Disorder is one of the most over diagnosed disorders in the US at this time.
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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2004 08:55:28 PM »

Have you ever listened to the Verve? I love the Northren Sould album artwork, very simmilar. Here's some lyrics from the song Lifes an Ocean
from their album Nothern Soul:
Imagine the future
Woke up with a scream
I was buying some feelings
From a vending machine


However, you know its really ironc how much money antidepressants/antipsychotics cost. more like $100 instead of 1cent.
And most peeps who are diagnosed as bipolar really have either major depressive disorder, or were going through a stage of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or some other sort of temporay psychosis. BP Disorder is one of the most over diagnosed disorders in the US at this time.

Well, Where I live in Canada, quite often the government takes care of our medical bills. And most jobs pay a percentage of our prescriptions.  The reason I put it as 1cent and not 100.00 is to display how easy they are for people to obtain, even if they really may not need them.  This art piece may not have anything to do with BP, or post traumatic stress disorder. I'm just saying that people are turning to drugs solely for all of their problems when quite often I think there are other methods that could be used.

For example, my grandmother is a hypochondriac who tends to abuse the health care system.  This is really an encompassing piece because the pills aren't labelled. Without any formal explanation they could stand for any drugs, really.
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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2004 08:58:18 PM »

wow. That is so right on. Nice piece, it totally speaks to me coming from many "depressed" people in my life!!!
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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2004 09:22:03 PM »

I love symbolism. This piece is so great. How did you make the pills?
I am really impressed and I totally get what you are trying to say, not only through your explainations, but the piece itself. I'm sure you're very proud of this piece, and so you should be! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2004 09:25:18 PM »

sorry to post twice in a row but I just had a thought; if you're into photography you could create a whole collection of pictures that are related to or the actual piece. Black and white pics are usually very effective, shots like close ups of the pills and funky angles... dunno.. just rambling Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2004 09:33:56 PM »

No, I totally got the concept of the piece, thats why i posted those verve lyrics. I love their album artwork cuz its got richard Ashcroft standing in front of a Coke vending machine, but its got bottled emotions in it instead. Totally as a society we frequently turn to happy pills to solve all lifes problems. Me included, lord I dont know where Id be if it werent for xanax. Sweet xanax got me through college! I mean legally of course.... I mean as stress' little helper of course.
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exousia
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2004 09:42:42 PM »

I love symbolism. This piece is so great. How did you make the pills?
I am really impressed and I totally get what you are trying to say, not only through your explainations, but the piece itself. I'm sure you're very proud of this piece, and so you should be! Smiley

No prob.  The pills were made with poly clay.  I just rolled a piece of clay into a pill shape, chopped it in half and connected one of each color together. Then you bake em and they are solid.
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