There is a popular story of how Sir Isaac Newton, the physicist who formulated the laws of motion and universal gravitation, was inspired by the idea of gravity and came to develop his laws of physics. In this story, he was sitting, or napping depending on the story version, under an apple tree when an apple fell on his head, and thus prompted Newton to derive his universal law of gravitation.
There are times when inspiration comes like a sudden flood, and images and ideas materialize in my mind so quickly that I find myself artistically stagnant, unable to manifest any as tangible art because I feel overwhelmed. I find it a very strange feeling, the opposite of an artist's block, where I find myself wanting to make so many pieces because I have so many ideas, but it ironically makes me unable to work on anything because I'm intimidated by the process of making the intangible tangible. It's often difficult to translate what's in your mind's eye to someone else's eyes, sensibly; sometimes I feel overwhelmed by the gravity of it all.
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I really love this piece! the idea of the apples [from what im guessing, you used the concept from newton discovering gravity by apples; yada yada] and the thought that was put into this makes the simplicity even more enjoyable. <3
Thank you very much! I took two photos, one with me and two apples, and another with the other apples spilling out of the shirt collar. I had to stuff and prop up the shirt to make it look like there was a torso inside, which then made it very easy to combine the two in Photoshop.
Aware-Of-The-VacuityFeatured By OwnerJul 27, 2014Hobbyist General Artist
Damn, this looks creepy on a first stance, but then what came to my mind were the words "fruitful imagination". I guess these two words can, kinda, fit with the story you wrote in the deviation description
The "what?!" factor of this picture is super great. I can really relate to your story of being overwhelmed by your creative mind. I like how you compared it to Newtown's story as well. I'm sure he struggled with gravity as much as I could with overwhelming creativity.
I'm really happy to inspire you with my work! However, I do not want this piece to be duplicated/made a derivative/etc. and I do not permit it as per the Copyright and Creative Commons License information in the piece's description. This piece is very personal to me and I've not been so personally happy like this with my art for some time, so it's very important to me (all of my art is very important to me, but this one is exceptionally so).
I hope you'll understand, and if you're looking for some reference resource photos that I am OK with people using for paintings/drawings/reference/etc. then I do have a stock resource gallery at There are terms to follow when using my resources, but I am very lenient when artists use it as reference material for traditional works.
How exceptionally expressive. So awesomely vivid in capturing and communicating the notion shared in the notation. Makes me think very much of that movie "Awakenings" where at one point the doctor surmised that the folks who were in suspended animation might be that way due to a Parkinson's type of tremor accelerated to so high a frequency that it was paralyzing. Maybe also like that first enthusiastic rush a kid gets prancing around out in the beginning of a hail storm. It is a novelty at first, and very cool. Then the stones start coming in torrents, growing to the size of golf balls and a very quick lesson in what Newton never shared about the hard fact of gravity administered directly to the head.