Posted by armainnef on May 23, 2013
I love how you really allow us to exercise our imagination with your art--there are so many theories one can come up with as to the story behind this image!
Posted by fotioszemenides on May 23, 2013
Thank you for pointing that out, as art is a mutual process. It must task the viewer to engage it, otherwise it is merely decoration.
Posted by janpudney on May 03, 2013
The stuff of nightmares - scary but terrific.
Posted by rodmiranda on March 22, 2013
I love this one so much I had to come back.
Ha ha, it makes me laugh. I mean, I wouldnt like to be in a position like that, it looks like Kierkegaard is in a real bad situation. In the same time I feel the responsibility of giving support to those with sad health conditions. It was an ironic laugh, all the time in life you have some people "watching for your stability"
Posted by fotioszemenides on March 23, 2013
Thanks for the comments. If you are in a position like this and you don't laugh about it, you can go crazy.
Posted by brittaGlodde on March 08, 2013
Very true. Makes me shiver. Great concept.
Posted by jannina on December 21, 2012
CONGRATULATIONS Foti !!
I HAVE SELECTED YOUR ARTWORK TO BE FEATURED AT THE "PEOPLE'S CHOICE LOUNGE” NOW RUNNING THROUGH TO THE NEW YEAR IN BLUE GROUP! YOU ARE INVITED TO POST YOUR WORK AT THE LOUNGE-LINK BELOW, THEN TO “PAY-IT-FORWARD” & MAKE YOUR OWN SELECTION & NOTIFY THE ARTIST BY POSTING THIS NOTICE TO YOUR SELECTION: http://groups.bluecanvas.com/BLUE/forum/post/3052/last
Posted by fotioszemenides on December 21, 2012
Thanks Jan, I appreciate the support and accolades!
Posted by sylvain on December 19, 2012
the laboratory of the medical establishment as it pokes and prods and stumbles along is a grave threat indeed.
Posted by fotioszemenides on December 19, 2012
Thank you for your insightful comment, much appreciated. We can't have a serious conversation about health care without first resolving the parodox of profiting off illness.
Posted by ragman on December 20, 2012
Posted by danielevy on November 19, 2012
Posted by mclancy on November 01, 2012
that is good ................
Posted by dukasmith on October 18, 2012
Love the implied narrative
Posted by charliebeck on September 28, 2012
Really cool. Please consider adding this to extreme. Congrats on the feature!
Posted by rodeorose on September 28, 2012
FOTI!! CONGRATULATIONS ! I HAVE SELECTED YOUR WORK TO FEATURE AT THIS WEEK'S "PEOPLE'S CHOICE LOUNGE”! YOU ARE INVITED TO POST YOUR ARTWORK AT THE LOUNGE-LINK BELOW, AND THEN TO “PAY-IT-FORWARD” & MAKE YOUR OWN SELECTION FROM ALL BC ARTWORK & NOTIFY THE ARTIST BY POSTING THIS NOTICE TO YOUR SELECTION: http://groups.bluecanvas.com/BLUE/forum/post/2952
Posted by megstuff on September 07, 2012
Posted by codyderra on August 15, 2012
Powerful work. Love this.
Posted by fotioszemenides on August 16, 2012
Thank you for the support and stars. This piece does seem to resonate with almost everyone who sees it.
Posted by codyderra on August 17, 2012
I believe it. This piece brings up personal feelings of mortality as i stare at it. It does a great job of bring me into a specific moment while separating me from the figures staring back - and that reinforces the whole experience so well. Great work man.
Posted by tetejefte on August 11, 2012
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Posted by carlunruh on June 24, 2012
This is just great!
Posted by ramonfernandez on May 19, 2012
Fotis, this piece has always been one of my faves of yours, sending out a strong message of how we are all at the mercy of the healthcare system. Congratulations! I chose your work for feature in the BLUE FRIDAY LOUNGE… It is my pleasure to invite you to go to this link, at http://groups.bluecanvas.com/BLUE/forum/post/2674 And post your work, and then make your own selection, and notify the Artist of their Feature!! While also inviting them to keep the ball rolling… and pay-it-forward…
Posted by fotioszemenides on May 19, 2012
Thanks Ray, your recent Guatamala pics are stunningly intense in the subjects you capture.
Posted by ramonfernandez on May 20, 2012
Thank you Fotis
Posted by elizabethcolvin on May 18, 2012
Nightmares are made of such things as these ! Extremely creepy, in a good way . bty : love the clip board
Posted by fotioszemenides on May 18, 2012
Thanks for pointing out the clipboard as we are afterall there for data collection purposes in the mind of health care professionals.
Posted by elizabethcolvin on May 19, 2012
Yes, like labrats. I also noticed the ankle straps, which gave me a feeling of impending doom -and - ' You better behave and lying still, or we'll be forced to tie you down '
Posted by dopejackie66 on May 09, 2012
this is soooo eerie, i love it!
Posted by draw2011 on May 08, 2012
Posted by wardvanhaute on May 03, 2012
This is great
Posted by willcard on April 23, 2012
Posted by zacharywilliamwelch on April 16, 2012
Posted by charl3n3 on March 28, 2012
This is scary and hilarious at the same time. How did you do that? haha
Posted by fotioszemenides on March 28, 2012
I just had to go through it, that's all :)
Posted by aimsumo2012 on March 01, 2012
crazy!! would like to see more in this medium!
Posted by fotioszemenides on March 01, 2012
I have 9 etchings posted already, am currently in process on 5 more.
Posted by wackart on February 17, 2012
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Posted by wysiwyg on January 21, 2012
This one image tells so many stories!
Posted by troywsmith on October 25, 2011
Love it, too cool!!!
Posted by leemargo on October 05, 2011
Love that one...such clarity, power & excellent conveying of the great ideas
Posted by fotioszemenides on October 06, 2011
Thank you very much.
Posted by laureenwarrington on September 23, 2011
We have lost responsibility for ourselves and our surrounding..and the medical system..yikes!!!!!!stay away!!!!!!!!
Posted by fotioszemenides on September 24, 2011
All too true that we must take responsibility for our actions, health and well being, but when we are conditioned to follow the corporate line and constantly bombarded with those false ideals there is no chance for what little remains of our strength of will to take control.
Posted by jennyleewright on September 23, 2011
The commentary previous speaks pretty well on how great this piece is, I just want to add that I absolutely love the forced perspective
Thank you, the 4 etchings from this series are all from point of view of the character who goes through a less than ideal life (violence from birth, hunger and shame from indifference, the trauma and fear of illness and ultimately the peacfull release of death)
Posted by kevinking on August 07, 2011
Posted by fotioszemenides on August 09, 2011
Thanks, It just won a minor award at the 24th Northern National Arts Exhibition in Wisconsin, so it is starting to get some exposure.
Posted by knowah on June 28, 2011
Do this one with ducks! LOL!
Posted by lucindawalter on June 08, 2011
Excellent. Love it.
Posted by rodeorose on June 08, 2011
A powerful portrayal, not just of the medical field perhaps, but of all around us that dehumanizes, disempowers, and exploits our vulnerabilities. It is such a treat to discover your gallery!
Posted by fotioszemenides on June 08, 2011
Thank you for the astute observation, it is such a shame that society encourages this treatment of one another at the behest of those who would profiteer off all our pain and misery.
Posted by ramonfernandez on June 02, 2011
How often the patients are at the mercy of the post modern healthcare system. Doctors and nurses forced to cater to the system and not to the patient is one of the most frustrating situations in healthcare today. Brilliant social commentary in your work here.
Posted by fotioszemenides on June 03, 2011
You hit the nail right on the head.
Posted by fortinero on September 06, 2011
totally agree with Ramon here.!!..actually both of you ..!!
Posted by fotioszemenides on September 07, 2011
Thank you both, only if we could get rid of all the political power held by those who cloud the issue of healthcare and human rights in order to expand their corporate friends' pocketbooks!
Posted by 52eggplantscom on April 20, 2011
great fotios...love this
looking for an answer or waiting for one...hhhmm
Posted by fotioszemenides on April 21, 2011
Yes, that is one of the essential paradoxes that exist when the individual is told that he/she must be independent, free-will, self-sufficient but then still follow the strict power structures and dogmatic principles that govern those institutions that hoard the power over us. Thanks Ed!
Posted by 52eggplantscom on April 22, 2011
yes, very true
Posted by fortinero on April 17, 2011
Posted by fotioszemenides on April 18, 2011
Only for those of us who have been through it and experienced what a cruel joke it really is!
Posted by fortinero on April 18, 2011
yeah...just got back from there..
Posted by fotioszemenides on April 20, 2011
I too, just last week. We are a kindred spirit aren't we dear Adolfo?
Posted by fortinero on April 20, 2011
hope you came back ok Fotios....look like U R.. !!.. ;-)
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