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Goodbye The Island is a creation by the artist Jared Christopher Martin. Category Construction, Interior, Figurative, Digital art, Manipulation. We’ve decided to sell our house on an island in Maine. Not an easy decision. There are many different stories crammed into this image. Memory being so much better at accumulating than it is at articulating. I partially grew up here. I spent many summers walking its cliffs and forests and taking pictures, as well as being a house-painter and doing odd jobs. I directed…

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We’ve decided to sell our house on an island in Maine. Not an easy decision. There are many different stories crammed into this image. Memory being so much better at accumulating than it is at articulating. I partially grew up here. I spent many summers walking its cliffs and forests and taking pictures, as well as being a house-painter and doing odd jobs. I directed a feature film that takes place on the island (“The Congressman” is available on DVD at Amazon .com). The warm and intimacy and countless memories of the house and the beauty of the island setting are irreplaceable. The distance and hardship involved in getting to the island and maintaining an exposed structure in rough weather during long periods of absence argued strongly that we let younger caretakers assume responsibility for seeing the house built by a fisherman in 1918, into its second century. There are people and places you can carry in your heart forever but it’s best not to be chained to them.

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Equipment multiple cameras, printer, scanner, inks and textures, cold wax, computer
Technical assemble and layer images, add hand details inks and textures, scan into PS and finish, coat with thin layer of cold wax, buffed with steel wool, print on Kozo rice paper at 40 X 40.
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Uploaded 1 January 2017 at 04:08pm
Created 1 January 2017 at 12:00am
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Selected by editors 25 November 2017 at 11:00pm
Selected Excellence 2 January 2017 at 05:20am
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Selected Visa 1 January 2017 at 11:50pm

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Jos Letschert avatar
Jos Letschert Lot of memories in your collage. Very impressive way to keep what you have left.
1 January 2017 at 04:27pm
Vladimir Desancic avatar
Vladimir Desancic Labyrinth of Life... Where is entrance!
1 January 2017 at 04:47pm
Gavino Idili avatar
Gavino Idili Great work, Jared !
1 January 2017 at 05:50pm
Marie-claude Strausz avatar
Marie-claude Strausz A difficult moment, an opportunity also to revive something else. Happy New Year Jared ! Wonderful work !
1 January 2017 at 06:02pm
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Art Limited Editors Sweet hugs Jared, all the best.
1 January 2017 at 06:05pm
Joseph Aieta avatar
Joseph Aieta Jared a beautiful interpretation of your memories !
1 January 2017 at 06:22pm
Françoise Lucas avatar
Françoise Lucas Superb work!
1 January 2017 at 06:23pm
Françoise Lucas avatar
Françoise Lucas Happy New Year!
1 January 2017 at 06:26pm
Paul Surdulescu avatar
Paul Surdulescu Magnificent, an avalanche of memories and feelings. Happy New Year Jared!
1 January 2017 at 06:27pm
Joseph Aieta avatar
Joseph Aieta Jared Happy new year !
1 January 2017 at 06:28pm
Suzan Armağan avatar
Suzan Armağan Superb !... happy new year !...
1 January 2017 at 08:36pm
Massimiliano Balò avatar
Massimiliano Balò Masterpiece!
1 January 2017 at 09:54pm
Roland Hoffmann avatar
Roland Hoffmann enormous
1 January 2017 at 10:43pm
Frédéric Chaumelle avatar
Frédéric Chaumelle Yes! i'ts fantastic! happy new year Jared!
1 January 2017 at 11:41pm
Michaela Sibi avatar
Michaela Sibi Masterpiece and wonderful interpretation of memories!
2 January 2017 at 01:35am
Alexander Kolesnik avatar
Alexander Kolesnik Always nice to relive a pleasant and emotionally charged memories of his past, but not the fact that a new visit to the long-familiar places will give peace of mind, everything flows, everything changes, there is a feeling that to lose forever. Sorry, I myself, inspired by the art work. And the author has created this masterpiece clearly not in a state of depression and without a source of pessimism. Powerful dynamics, expectation of actions, and changes, and the color is admirable.
2 January 2017 at 05:54am
Bruno Blais avatar
Bruno Blais open window to 2017, thanks for your creativity
2 January 2017 at 08:17am
Gérard Verbecelte avatar
Gérard Verbecelte Superb colorful interpretation of memories ! Best wishes :)
2 January 2017 at 10:49am
Claude de Maisonneuve avatar
Claude de Maisonneuve Wonderful memories composition !
2 January 2017 at 10:59am
Torsten Richter avatar
Torsten Richter after all,this is the art of letting go.
all memories are now a part of you and start their own lives,just to accompany you to whatever
comes next.
sometimes you have to say goodbye to start that process.
2 January 2017 at 11:00am
Kerstin Stolzenburg avatar
Kerstin Stolzenburg Wonderful memories! Half a life inside the image. Happy New Year, Jared, and best wishes!
2 January 2017 at 02:37pm
Pascal M. Cardon avatar
Pascal M. Cardon Wonderful!
2 January 2017 at 03:53pm
Allen Beilschmidt, Sr. avatar
Allen Beilschmidt, Sr. awesome work
2 January 2017 at 04:29pm
Henri Manguy avatar
Henri Manguy Extraordinary ! I do not know what the dimensions of the paint, but I guess you asked for a hefty number of hours of work.
2 January 2017 at 06:56pm
Branislav Fabijanic avatar
Branislav Fabijanic Splendid work!
2 January 2017 at 11:02pm
Piotr Czekalski avatar
Piotr Czekalski Superb !
3 January 2017 at 06:39am
A Lenglet avatar
A Lenglet Without reference to your text, this image inspires me, transparency, light, colors with something spiritual full of intimacy.
3 January 2017 at 08:30pm
Abi Katon avatar
Abi Katon Full of memories, epic! Migration with new spirit!
This is trully exceptional!
4 January 2017 at 02:05pm
Yucel Basoglu avatar
Yucel Basoglu AWESOME WORK !
5 January 2017 at 06:03pm
Maria Frodl avatar
Maria Frodl Gorgeous!
5 January 2017 at 09:31pm
Gérard Bret avatar
Gérard Bret Excellent
6 January 2017 at 10:16am
Alessandro Rovelli avatar
Alessandro Rovelli A melancholy wind blowing on this beautiful work...Powerful tints!
7 January 2017 at 05:19pm
Oleg Ferstein avatar
Oleg Ferstein It took me awhile to realize what does actually so much attracts me in this image and what it reminds me... And suddenly I got it! I was 5 years old when my father presented me a Magic lantern. I still do remember this very weird sensation before you fall asleep. The shapes and the colors at the certain moment are occupying the whole space around you. They, in fact become the very environment of your existence. And more than! You yourself are becoming a part of it! And this is the very moment when you are situated in a kind of transition from being awake to а sleep state! :)
11 January 2017 at 10:19pm
Dana Winkelman avatar
Dana Winkelman Jared. I am just getting caught up and finally have some time to spend with your images. My thoughts before I read your commentary: It is a sumptuous, sensuous celebration of color and motion. At first, I thought of Hendrix (the wind cries mary) and the more I looked I began thinking it reminded me of Dylan's "All along the watchtower". I was reminded of these songs because of the poetic nature of the image that is open to interpretation. In some sense, dense with meaning but told sparsely (i.e. not insistent).

After reading you explanation and motivation, I think you did a wonderful job of avoiding the sentimentality associated with these decisions that we (i.e. folks our age) have to make. Instead you made a beautiful and meaningful homage that is a joy to look at, like the joy your house and its environment gave you. What could be better? Nothing for an artist with your heart and talent.

All the best. Dana...
17 January 2017 at 04:04pm
Valfer avatar
Valfer Waw!
19 January 2017 at 01:21pm
Aleksandar Budjevac avatar
Aleksandar Budjevac nostalgic :) I wish a lot of luck with the film. I hope to be lucky in the near future to look at your work. I'm very curious. Every good dear friend.
13 February 2017 at 09:29pm

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