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a dream... a reality

a dream... a reality

A humane world... thatís all I ask for...

~ I'm only human
Of flesh and blood I'm made
Human born to make mistakes ~

Iím leaving you all with this one... No special effects. Just layering of two real pictures taken by me.
Now working on a new sub-series under my exposed gallery. Stay tuned :-)

(Part of my new gallery: exposed...)


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Marcos GarcŪa11-Apr-2008 12:27
Masterful work!V
Chris Sofopoulos05-Mar-2008 07:40
How I missed this one..
I feel the element of "Loneliness" in this photo.
So strong message and image!
Martha Albuquerque07-Feb-2007 09:48
Great! Outstanding! V
sebas veldhuisen23-Dec-2006 18:50
Beautiful! As an architect, I can appreciate this work very much. It is how I imagine Singapore. Very well superimposed.
Richard Calmes18-Nov-2006 02:30
I keep coming back to this shot! I see something new each time!
Sue Robertson16-Nov-2006 01:30
Another thought provoking masterpiece. v
Ray :)14-Nov-2006 13:50
Like how your soul dominates over materiality here. That's how it should be...
CIS13-Nov-2006 19:37
Superb work!!! GMV
Guest 13-Nov-2006 06:19
Nice....
Fun, crazy and weird next?? Ooh..can't wait.
Guest 13-Nov-2006 05:49
Looking foward to your new sub-series.
JD13-Nov-2006 03:15
An individual in the city - only human presence in this place made to "store" humans. I think that we can ask for it, but we also ought to be humane, and you have proven us that you are, Ai Li! Looking forward to your next step.
virginiacoastline13-Nov-2006 01:25
clever
I'll be watching for the crazy and weird part =)
De'Carr Studio12-Nov-2006 22:54
Outstanding creativity!! Vote
Victoria12-Nov-2006 19:11
Absolutely fabulous.
JSWaters12-Nov-2006 16:12
I may be way off base here, but I get a sense more of who Ai Li is from this image. It doesn't have the gut punch of your more direct sp's, but the city scape superimposed over your form points to the evolution of your mind and spirit as a city girl trying to make peace with the teeming masses and hold on to a semblance of her (and the world's) humanity.
Niall O'Shea12-Nov-2006 15:03
I really dig the underground comic book feel to this, urban dystopia ranged against the vulerability of the individual, naked against its callous glare. Very inventive and more importantly with these kind of pictures generally which often fail to live up to the intention - this one works.
...duncan12-Nov-2006 02:39
AL, I like the photo and the message. I see your figure fading into the buildings and becoming part of them. It is a good idea. It is also a good idea for wanting a humane world but unfortunately I don't see that happening anytime soon.
Kathy Pedersen12-Nov-2006 01:58
Fantastic, I too am ready to see what is next for you! Vote
Ann LT12-Nov-2006 01:19
Beautifully done,Ai Li.
Sometimes dreams do become reality. V

Now I'm looking forward to the crazy Ai Li too!!
Jen Bixler12-Nov-2006 00:35
One of my favorite songs. I use to have these words written in blue ink on my denim notebook. Thanks for stirring up a good memory. Lovely image.
~V~
TimA12-Nov-2006 00:17
I think the word Humane simply doesn't work. It means being human, and being human is not necessarily compassionate - as you say, we make mistakes, and collectively, we make even bigger ones.
Sory Al Li I'm not offended by this image at all, it's just that posting it on 11/11 (rememberance day) is probably while I feel like this. So many wasted lives, by humans.
Maybe you hint at this in your image anyway. The buildings in the background are man-made but are one giant complex - a product of beurocracy and the overseeing powers that create war.
It's great to see one large reminder that behind all these structures are real people with souls.
petem12-Nov-2006 00:10
LOL at D. Proctors comments. Another great one - looking forward to the next series!
Steve H11-Nov-2006 23:21
Nice work Ai Li! Voted
Cheryl11-Nov-2006 21:34
Another Wow!
Living Spirits11-Nov-2006 21:25
Brilliant work of art. Vote
Phil Douglis11-Nov-2006 19:56
As much of a painting as a photograph, Ai Li. You become a cubistic element within the painting, an abstracted body whose geometric angles play off the angular structures in the paintiing. You make us remember that all of those buildings were built by beings of flesh and blood, like yourself. You also make us aware of how vulnerable the human body is -- the city is constantly growing and expanding, while the body gradually withers and dies. You worked my brain today, as usual, Ai Li.
Guenter Eh11-Nov-2006 19:43
...series...(OMG)
Guenter Eh11-Nov-2006 19:07
Of course we stay tuned Ai Li!!!

Fantastic finisher of these famous serious. You wrote pbase history with it! The melting of human and urban world! The melting of photography, text and painting! ART at it`s best from an artist with a BIG audience! My admiration and thank you so much for the pleasure and inspiration!
fred_il11-Nov-2006 17:00
Thanks for this outstanding work and for the inspiration!
VOte!
Doug Kessler11-Nov-2006 16:09
Excellent finale for this marvelous series.
I think we are all ready to go crazy with you : )
Voted
Kal Khogali11-Nov-2006 15:00
Ai Li's Urban Dream....;-)) I'm ready for the next ride. K
ltolksdorf11-Nov-2006 14:49
Excellent image again. Vote.
Richard Calmes11-Nov-2006 13:50
What an interesting composition! Well done! V
Ed Goodnight11-Nov-2006 13:46
Very creative
I like this and also David Procter's comment about pictures of dreams
Cindi Smith11-Nov-2006 13:38
This is fabulous work. I'm amazed at your talent! I just wish I had just a little portion of that talent! Vote
david procter11-Nov-2006 13:27
ps looking forward to Weird Al.
david procter11-Nov-2006 13:26
When I was a young boy my father's friend took a picture of my brother sleeping but then developed with another exposure above him (of am alley of giggling girls). Anyway to cut a long (old) story short he told us that he had a camera that could take pictures of dreams and we believed him for years. This picture reminded me of that - the cityscape is very much that of dreams. Beautifully done Al Li.
Roe..11-Nov-2006 12:44
crazy..weird..imaginative..just a taste of this is exciting..v
Craig Persel11-Nov-2006 12:28
Another awesome piece. :-) Vote.
Sheila11-Nov-2006 11:10
Fabulous.
Looking forward to your weird!
Steve England11-Nov-2006 10:40
Brilliant.v.
One amongst the human league...
Mostafa Moftah11-Nov-2006 10:31
Very expressive. very creative Ai Li.. ~Voted~
Adrian Reilly11-Nov-2006 10:11
:-) looking forward to crazy AL :-)
Antonis Sarantos11-Nov-2006 10:10
Quite different from the others SPs in this project but always so creative and original!
Sweetlilac11-Nov-2006 09:16
Outstanding. An absolute work of art. VVV !
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