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Looking Below The Surface – Detective IF

painting of wood

Shadows Of Wood ©2010 alecia goodman

I was wondering how many of us really look under the surface to what’s inside; Illustration Friday’s topic this week is “detective”… so I thought about it and thought the obvious things like Sherlock Holmes, magnifying glass etc., but then I thought about what a detective does and bingo I had it. This is something I have been dealing with quite a bit as an artist. People tend to judge books by their covers and this applies to people and even approaches to art or concepts. I know its not easy when someone walks into your life looking like they are poor, homeless, or maybe just common etc. In reality each of us reflect our inner gifts in different ways… Still I do think its funny, the stereotypes of an artist – some people don’t think I am an artist because well I am not weird enough, not covered with ink, have punk hair or anything else they believe I should have… but If you got to know me, by being a detective and looking under the surface, you would be surprised and realize most if not all of those things don’t matter. What matter’s is me, (my art) and yes, I am an artist.

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2 Responses to “Looking Below The Surface – Detective IF”


  1. 1 Hannah Marechal April 17, 2010 at 5:03 am

    Beautiful pic – makes me think of of an underwater cave. Completely relate to your post too.

  2. 2 Krista April 18, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Perfect! Love your “linked” as well!


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