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Horn Lake

Migration Part 2: Sacrilege Before Dawn 7x6 by blackvragor
Migration: Part 1 6x8 ft by blackvragor
Division: Part 1 58x80 by blackvragor
Euthanasia: Incomplete 6'x8' by blackvragor
Division Part 3: The Baby Calf 80x48 by blackvragor
Horn Lake: The Mountain 5.5' x 8' by blackvragor
Baby Calf: The Mountain Part 2 5x7 by blackvragor
Horn Lake: The Fence (6x4 ft) by blackvragor
Horn Lake: Medallion (7x5 feet) by blackvragor
Lefty (Horn Lake Acrylic) by blackvragor
Horn Lake: Exile of The Second Coming by blackvragor
My Baby Calf Finished by blackvragor
GET IT HERE. IT'S HERE. HERE. 

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THAT'S RIGHT, GUYS.



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THE INSIDE WALL COMING LATER THIS WEEK. 

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blackvragor
Caroline Gates
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
United States
I graduated from The College of Visual Arts and Design at North Texas, with several exhibitions under my belt. My current pre-grad school series is titled Horn Lake. They are large, bombastic animal paintings documenting the effects of PTSD and multidimensional presences. You may message me for more in depth information on them.

I do take painting commissions, and currently I will price them for under $1000 as that does not include frames. Shipping framed pieces would cost me a fortune. Message me for details.
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LONGLIVELUNACY

Penegeist on a Shirt by blackvragor

Is me! Check out my weird surrealism rock! :la:

Perhaps the reason I don't post as much here.



Soundcloud page: soundcloud.com/longlivelunacy
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/LongLiv…

They are songs that sound like my art. Should be fun.

You can also buy my 7th album "Desolate Road" here--> longlivelunacy.bandcamp.com/ 14 tracks for 7 bucks!


MASS EXTINCTION COMING THIS YEAR!

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I'd be quite shocked if Mass Extinction didn't come this year :bucktooth:

 

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blackvragor Jan 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I know, I'm really sorry. I'm working on applications and commissions right now, and I figure everyone is waiting on all sorts of things from me. 

I assure you, it will be finished very, very soon, and it will be awesome, (I hope. People who've been around for the recording have been liking it more than my previous work.) 
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No need to feel pressured or anything, I know your work is worth waiting for.
Besides getting your personal life ordered and organized takes priority, it's normal.


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lconverse Dec 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
After being away from DA for a couple years, it's been pretty neat coming back and seeing the evolution of your work. I admire your latest series.  Nicely done.
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angelishi Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There should be a r34 version of your work. Horny Lake. :icongrinstareplz:
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blackvragor Dec 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'll enlist `Pakaku to take on this task as I simply do not have the heart. 
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Says the lady who painted a bleeding crotch on her latest work.
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Bleeding crotch, how did I miss this?

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blackvragor Dec 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I do not know why so many people are poking fun at one of saddest paintings I've ever done. :B 
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angelishi Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Make us proud, `Pakaku.
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Maj0rMareMolester Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

It happens again. As soon as I finish typing up my reply the thread is closed. :x Have yourself a profile comment:

 

 

"You would be a hell of a writer. xD

 

Do you post the stuff you write for your gallery shows in the descriptions of your deviations or anything? I haven't actually sat down and looked through your shit (or about 95% of the people I watch) so I've been wondering about the inspiration behind your work. It's creative as a motherfucker so the explanatory side of it has to be pretty interesting."

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*Genet locked theirs just as soon as I have tried to respond to this person in it.
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I locked mine because I was being trolled.
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I don't think those were trolls...
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ThatPlanetside2Guy Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Being honest or rude isn't trolling :/
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blackvragor Dec 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yes, that drives me fucking nuts. :stare: 

I'm considering posting my statement both short and long version at some point, maybe when I'm in grad school. Each set of paintings have about 7 pages worth of analyses. The entirety of Horn Lake actually has a 20 page folklore sort of thing that goes with it as well. I haven't bothered to put any of that on DA because I don't suspect anybody would take the time to read it. There are short descriptions that are posted with the paintings in some cases for shows. I think this obsessive and cerebral way of working is what really fine tuned my writing abilities, but I've yet to apply it to anything other than art and internet threads, haha. 
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Maj0rMareMolester Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well at least it's not like I you can't get the message to the person and the shitty threads are gone. It has an up-side to it. ^^

Are you going to college to be an artist or are you getting a different degree? I don't pay as much attention to people as I should sometimes, so I ask obvious questions now-and-then. ^^;

It never hurts to post the stuff. You already have it written out so all you have to do is either copy-paste it if they're text documents or re-type it, so it's not too long of a process and might get you some more notice. A lot of people don't read stuff here but, honestly, it's because there isn't a lot of stuff worth reading. Hell I'm mostly a writer because I'm too lazy to draw (even though I actually draw pretty well) and I've only found 2 people here that make stuff worth reading, excluding me because my shit isn't that great either...

People like to look at pretty pictures then think about them so since you already have said pretty pictures up some background information is always welcome. I know I'd read it and I don't even read much anymore so there would be tons of people actually wanting to read your work. It might take them a long time to finish it up and you won't get as many favorites (if you care about that) on them as you do on the visual aspect but there would still be people interested and excited to learn more about the world or whatever that your work is about.
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blackvragor Dec 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The fall back plan is to use the MFA to head northeast and work as a professor of the arts. If things go according to plan, I'll move to Colorado and work as an artist, yes. I am quite obsessed with Colorado. 

As for the studies and writings, I generally keep those for serious endeavors that aren't Deviantart, ha. You've valid points, but I believe my only objective here is to display the final product, and should someone want to dig deeper into what I do, I may offer the PDF's over e-mail that accompany the pieces. However, that is rare for me to do. The fact I even post images of some of the shows feels like a stretch already. Each piece takes about 2 weeks of research, drafting, and a pile of disjointed notes, which I later compile into a document. So you know, I don't pride myself on what I write, but it is crucial to maintain the literary dimension for submission in real world sort of things. To inject my entire DA page with superfluous content hardly seems worth it, but I get what you mean. 
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ChaosFay Nov 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love your boldness in your work.  Original, in your face, and with a beautiful grotesque look to it.  Kind of like the memories of a nightmare.  Love it!
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Maj0rMareMolester Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Why is it that every time I try to reply to you the fucking thread is locked?!?!? :iconstareexcitedplz:

 

Why do I study boring shit: Because it's important that I save animals. I wanted to be a teacher (psychology, sociology, and human behavior) but then I fucked up and let my cat die out of inexperience. Now I've devoted my life to making amends for letting a child die while under my care.

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Good lord! Your work is beyond words! *_*
Just keep doing whatever you're doing, it's fantastic!

Looking forward to see more from soon (hopefully)!
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CrazyRecluseArtist Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're art is amazing. I think you'll love Austin if you haven't been. I go for music and art every chance I get.
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blackvragor Oct 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Been a frequent destination of mine, yes. Still deciding on Texan areas as of right now despite which :C. 
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your music is amazing btw...
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LisaCooper91 Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just discovered your gallery.... And I immediatly fell in love. Your art is so unusual and perfect :)
Definitely watching you! Keep up the amazing work!
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