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Another Brick by gyaban Another Brick by gyaban
www.kiciak.fr
All the photos and editing by me.

Difference is often perceived as an anomaly, as an error to be corrected, an illness to be cured. Of course, being a member of the majority is reassuring, it is natural to be attracted by the protection of the group. However, why attack those that have other aspirations? When I turn the TV on, when I read some magazine or newspaper, when I simply look around me, I keep witnessing intolerance against difference. Lifestyle, skin color, sexuality, politics, religion, haircut... literally anything not in line with the majority is systematically attacked.

Let's imagine for a second a whole society, a whole world, full of similar persons, looking the same, thinking the same, loving and hating the same things... it would be a guaranty for a total absence of evolution. Each kid would receive the same education, generation after generation. Art, experimentation, any kind of individual expression would be extensively controlled and adjusted, to fit the mandatory "good" taste. I hope such perspective looks as frightening to you, as it looks to me. If so, please, express yourself: create! Play music, sing, write poetry or books or blogs, paint, draw, photograph the world or your fantasy, record movies, dance, sculpt, code software or video games... anything. Do it now, and share it around: helps this world staying alive.
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TheTruePsychopath Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
That's why I tell society to go f**k itself. It's standards are not my existence, and a mathematical number does not affect my likes and dislikes nor my personality.
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Myrethy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is easily one of THE BEST surreal images I have ever seen... and I would not survive in a world like the kind you proposed.

Well done.

So very, very well done! :heart:
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Rwd4more Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice job with this one!  Faved!!
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AnthropomorPhillie Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is so very haunting and well-made.
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:iconmirfaelltnichtsein66:
Strong message,strong picture!!  The picture I do not understand ....too stupid and Heavy Metal fan, what goes well together =P (Razz)  (translator)
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fhelalr Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014   Digital Artist
Unique and wonderful! Very creative idea and concept! Also, I love the composition, great work, Christophe! Hug La la la la Heart 
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Tecsss Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
не обычно и круто.
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:iconaflickr:
aflickr Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
This looks like silent hill on the highest of crack, XD
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:iconblackstar707:
blackstar707 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm speechless! This is so strange yet so alluring at the same time. :clap:
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RinneLin Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
I've noticed this piece in DarkTerrors group and I just stopped and stared. This picture is so mesmerizing and I can't help myself but stop and think how people and their view of the world around them is different and influence by different experience and way of life. it makes me feel hopeful towards the future.
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:iconklauzero:
Klauzero Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013   Digital Artist
:o (Eek)  WoW
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:iconata-ur-rehman:
Ata-Ur-Rehman Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing Surreal Art :love:
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:iconmythdreams:
MythDreams Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great piece.
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Iskander1989 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing text man, great concept here! art is too intense too!
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:iconchryssalis:
chryssalis Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Another masterpiece!!:wow:
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:iconnijome:
Nijome Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student Photographer
Absolutely love this Wonderful
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:icontiffcindo:
tiffcindo Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
I completely agree! it makes on ponder.
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:iconkielto:
kielto Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love this!
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:iconarash-ebr:
arash-ebr Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
My god.
so nice.
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:icontherangerman:
Therangerman Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Oh god....
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:iconxlifes:
xlifes Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
torrpedo !
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
very interesting, I like the textures on the "books"
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, this is incredible! Well done.
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:iconemanpris:
Emanpris Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013   Digital Artist
Powerful...Well done!
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:icondraox:
Draox Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
this what we call art, nice job
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:iconlightsyde:
Lightsyde Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This feels so much like a personal message to me. TT^TT. Thanks a lot for creating this!!!
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:icongyaban:
gyaban Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot! I am very happy when people connect with my work, it is the best reward.
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snarglefoop Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
I find it bizarrely appealing, even though I suspect I've totally missed the point.

I've gotta ask ... in a world where books have eaten everybody's heads, who, or what, made the tire tread marks in the road they're staggering down?

FWIW I'm a programmer, working on a debugger, which is only good for helping to create new software, which is only something you need as long as things keep changing.  In a static world, there would be no debuggers, and in fact there would be no software industry.  Hardware wears out and must be replaced, but a program, once created, is permanent.  We are an industry driven entirely by change.
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gyaban Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
In fact I was not trying to depict a world without any tool, or any modernity. It is more about conformism, and everyone doing or thinking the same. Tools can be used to enforce controls, to castrate creativity, or to encourage it. In your example, I believe there could be debuggers in a static world, but they would be used only to create software approved by the masses, and never anything else. This is such situation that I wanted to 'talk' about. Thank you for your comment, much appreciated.
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Arthusbuttkick Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a real mind bender. Amazing work. :blackrose:
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:icongyaban:
gyaban Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for your kind comment, much appreciated!
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:iconarthusbuttkick:
Arthusbuttkick Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are most welcome. 
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Alara-Shade Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013   Digital Artist
So trippy and yet, so awesome!
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:icongyaban:
gyaban Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much, much appreciated!
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kevinLX Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student Artist
i like the last one—— help this world staying alive 。
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:icongyaban:
gyaban Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot, glad you liked it.
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J-u-d-a-s Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
That's awesome! :clap:
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:icongyaban:
gyaban Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :)
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Flobelebelebobele Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Awesome work :clap:
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:icongyaban:
gyaban Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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:iconmaturd:
maturd Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Definitely makes you thinks, great work.
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:icongyaban:
gyaban Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot!
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JocelynPatrick Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:omg: :worship:
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:icongyaban:
gyaban Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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TheRustyHawk Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What you describe here is the essence of what I think our society as a whole is doing wrong. Thank you for connecting it with such a powerful art piece
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:icongyaban:
gyaban Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for your comment, I am glad we share that feeling.
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:iconwdnest:
wdnest Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Interesting concept.
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:icongyaban:
gyaban Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot.
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CharliePV Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is jaw-droopingly awesome. 
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:icongyaban:
gyaban Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much, very glad you liked it :-)
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