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Thalidomide Trooper by JesseBerlin Thalidomide Trooper by JesseBerlin
2004
polymer clay and acrylic
11"x7"x7"
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Given 2012-09-24
Thalidomide Trooper by ~JesseBerlin is a disturbing, surreal piece of art with an apocalyptical feel to it. ( Featured by UnicornReality )
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silverfang07 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Disturbing yet so interesting at the same time.
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:iconskirill:
Skirill Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
this is great!
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:iconconzpiracy:
conzpiracy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wicked 8-)
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:iconiprinceriper:
Iprinceriper Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
AWSOME CREEPY PASTA FREAKY AWSOME
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:iconlordnetsua:
LordNetsua Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sick! Awesome ;)
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:iconsabellah666:
Sabellah666 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012   General Artist
Its so beautifully grotesque
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:iconvioletkat-214:
VioletKat-214 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Creepy...but cool
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:iconmarsiams:
MarsiaMS Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Creepy as ...
I'm really scared and impressed. Good job!
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GrammarshineHyena Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not exactly sure what I want to say about this. I recently did a small amount of research on thalidomide, and now it's like I've got a million thoughts all swimming around in my mind at once, but I can't sort them out or put the together in a way that makes sense.

All I can really say is that this piece is really beautiful in a really horrifying, disgusting sort of way (Does that make sense at all? I just don't even know...), and the story behind it makes me want to cry.

I'm not sure if I want to know why the man is breathing from what appears to be his intestine.


So, umm... yeah. Since I can't figure out how to say what I want to say, I guess I'll just say this: "This is a compliment. You did good."
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Vanawen Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is actually very heartbreaking, even though it is very inspired and even clever. i can't believe how many people are ignorant to the history of thalidomide. just reminds me of the whole saying that those who don't know the past are doomed to repeat it. it kills me to think that this could happen again just because people don't bother to inform themselves...
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VickiJones Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
SSSsssooooooOOOoooO Cool
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:icongmg5000:
GMG5000 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
COOL!!! =D
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:iconarkangel21:
ArkAngel21 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
where can you get polymer clay? How much does it cost, because I have so many sculpture ideas it's driving me insane.
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:iconjesseberlin:
JesseBerlin Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Super Sculpey and Super Sculpey firm anre 2 excellent products tat you can find online or at craft stores like hobby lobby or michael's. I strongly recommend picking up a bottle of sculpey softener as well. Don't waste your time or money on original sculpey, sculpey 3, or fimo.
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ArkAngel21 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I use acrylic for color?
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:iconjesseberlin:
JesseBerlin Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
That's what I used
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:iconaresgodofwarires:
AresGodOfWarIres Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
exelent
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:iconklaustrophobikj:
klaustrophobikj Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
wooooooooow
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:iconburnbutterflyx:
burnbutterflyx Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Photographer
terrifying and fascinating! would love to know the inspiration behind this piece
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:iconkazuyalord:
Kazuyalord Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably Thalidomide, duh ;D
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:iconthefishe77:
TheFishE77 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahahahahahaha I doubt most people know the story behind what that really is
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:iconjoeltonongkh:
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
this is so so cool!!! ^^
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
I don't think one part of people commenting understood the full meaning of "thalidomide" in the title.
Anyway, amazing piece, with great impact, whether from realistic, sci-fi or horror side.
Btw, is that a "diamond" in the left eye? If yes, I truly like the possible meaning.
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:iconjesseberlin:
JesseBerlin Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
no diamond, just light reflecting off his lens.
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BluAmu Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Looked up the word 'thalidomide'...I think I understand what this DD means a bit better. The 'cord' from the mouth to the stomach really gets to me....but what does the 'diamond' hint at? (If you don't mind me asking...willing to do research if you don't feel like explaining. :D )
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Maylar Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, in my own interpretation (don't know if artist meant it), it could mean every single of those babies could have been a gem, unique and perfect, perhaps someone brilliant. A sleeping potential of greatness, never to arise.
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MF-Mitch Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Love this. <3 Gorgeous.
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:iconenraged-silent:
enraged-silent Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow
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:icontigre88:
Tigre88 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
wheelman silent hill.
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hobojoe2013 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Love it!
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:iconmajortomsghost:
MajorTomsGhost Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
I MUST OWN THIS. BEAUTIFUL.
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:iconjesseberlin:
JesseBerlin Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
The question is: Can you afford this?
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:iconmajortomsghost:
MajorTomsGhost Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
its like that?
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:iconarky-chan:
Arky-chan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amnesia monster?
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:iconkachlae:
Kachlae Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student General Artist
im happy im not the only person who thought that -7-
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ZeldaLinkForever Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
uuuyyyyyuuugh.I think I'm gonna have bad dreams tonight.
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:iconyassui:
yassui Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist
Who needs to sleep tonight anyway...
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:iconvondiezyl:
VonDiezyl Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So...I'd love to know the idea behind this because... It's so weird and disturbing... ._.
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:iconakiglancy:
AkiGlancy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
totally eerie, in a way only good modeling can be ^__^
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CcHeEkeNPoXx Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
holyshit i really want to see creature like this in the horror movie with good storyline
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:icondark-renegade:
Dark-Renegade Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
.... You want to see good creature... like this... in the horror movie? What horror movie?
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:iconccheekenpoxx:
CcHeEkeNPoXx Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
horror movie similar to silent hill
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Dark-Renegade Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Sweet. Bad-ass movie genre.
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:iconchin-ix:
chin-IX Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
pretty
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:iconccheekenpoxx:
CcHeEkeNPoXx Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
chin-ix you are a liar becuz this creature is ugly as hell
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:iconchin-ix:
chin-IX Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Haha nooooo it's not! :D (I'm mental and love this things :B )
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FizzfizzFIZZ Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eewwww! But kinda cool. I am gonna have nightmares about this.
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superjaegar-aviator Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Holy crap that is so creepy! But extremely well done! :'D
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Kierstyn-Kat Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is grotesquely creepy but so awesome!! xD
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xXParkOurXx Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So...can I cuddle with it in bed? :s
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March 17, 2010
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Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D700
Shutter Speed
1/160 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
66 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Jan 5, 2010, 4:52:59 PM
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