Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Three Muses - Eyes

The minute I saw Ann's theme was "Eyes" this photo came immediately to mind. The eyes of this young Afghan girl, (who appeared on the cover of National Geographic a few years ago) are the most riveting I've ever seen. The dove at the upper right is a symbol of the elusive peace, which, please God, one day this young woman will know. The background and headline are compliments of Google. Thanks for stopping by!

29 comments:

  1. Wow. The eyes are shocking! I remember seeing that photo. Great collage!

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  2. The eyes of desperation, Bev, so piercing, so cold, very stunning digi collage Bev!

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  3. It was National Geographic magazine. I was looking a a coffe table book of National Geo photos and her photo was there. Her eyes are riveting and they are yellow!

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  4. The eyes are amazing, Bev. Beautiful but sad - and terrified too. I love the idea of the dove of peace. Your background is wonderful.
    Australia has a small contingent of commandos and regular soldiers in Afghanistan and this week 5 were killed with others who were seriously injured not likely to survive. As in the Middle East, centuries of turmoil are never going to be solved no matter hard hard other nations try.

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  5. I remember her, my husband and I often comment on her unforgettable eyes. We saw a documentary a few years ago by the photographer who searched her out again. She was grown and married with too many children. Beneath all that strife and turmoil etched on her face you could still see her beautiful eyes.

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  6. Oh, I remember her!!! I LOVE her eyes....and yes, I hope she's found peace, although from Chris's comment above it sounds like maybe she hasn't...

    Fantastic image, love the whole scene you created, which is actually quite peaceful...

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  7. I do remember that pic! Love what you created with it, great idea to use the peace dove.

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  8. scary Bev! lol these eyes jumped right off the screen at me! great work

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  9. i´ve always been fascinated of this photo! the intensity of this look!!! wonderful piece you created, bev!

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  10. Bev, I have a postcard of this girl and as you say she has the most riveting eyes ever AND she is beautiful to boot. Your working of the girl into the overall message you are conveying is stunning and so this would be one I would hang on my wall for sure.

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  11. Wow... Bev, this is SUPER. Love this piece!!!

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  12. Bev,
    What a wonderful art piece…
    I still have that magazine tuck away in my closet.
    Those eyes would not let me throw her away.

    Louise

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  13. I, too, was riveted by her eyes a few years ago. This was a brilliant choice, Bev, and so relevant. Bravo! Hugs, Terri xoxoxo

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  14. Compelling piece of work Bev and very riveting eyes is right!!!
    Love the dove...and your sentiment.

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  15. I too remember this photo- an amazing study and expressive eyes. A wonderful choice for this theme Bev- her eyes speak volumes!

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  16. How could anyone, who has seen this image, forget those eyes! Bev, you have created a very touching collage with this photo, and I certainly want to join your wish for peace in Afghanistan (and other countries suffering from war) one day.

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  17. This is beautiful, Bev, and I know what you mean baout those eyes. Your piece is a symbol of hope.

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  18. A very effective piece, Bev. I also remember the photo. It is unimaginable to me, having to live through such turmoil! We are all so blessed!!

    Hugs, Diane

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  19. Very impressive eyes. Wonderful work.

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  20. Une photo magnifique Bev!
    Des yeux extraordinaires.
    Mais pour moi ce regard révèle la peur de cette belle jeune femme Afgane.
    Amicalement Mary.KG

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  21. Have you read 'A Thousand Splendid Suns?' - it follows the story of two Afghan women through the Russian invasion and the Taliban. It's one of those books that you don't enjoy but need to read - to understand. It makes you feel so humble and grateful for what we have. This is a powerful piece.

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  22. I remember this photo! Great piece Bev!

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  23. Gorgeous piece, Bev! Those eyes are memerizing.

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  24. This is a wonderful piece, Bev. They are unforgettable eyes aren't they? Your addition of the peace dove is perfect. Cheers!

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  25. Marvelous this photo: very very wonderful
    :)

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  26. This is a beautiful photo to use with this theme and I love what you've done with it ~ stunning!

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