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Doug Hough

Free Member, California

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  • Mister NO 12/18/2009 21:53

    hi Doug,my compliments for this image,one message very very clear and well done!
  • Robert G. Mueller 09/27/2007 6:27

    For this Picture you get a Perfect from me. The composition and the picture statement is instantiated for those childs who disabled and have the biggest wish to play like a normal child. And so on it is very emotional and make me thinking very deep.

    Greetings Robert
  • Hernan 08/28/2007 23:35

    Hermosa composicion.
  • S. BERG 12/13/2006 20:48

    wow-really special...

  • When 12/06/2006 13:23

    It's Ok Jaime. Robert's comment was out of context and confusing. He was refering to a link that I posted to illicite discussion about art called "SKIN". It's not my work, but an exhibition that I was asked to review. It questioned my own values of looking at works of art past the outer superficial "SKIN" of first impression. I posted it to get reaction, and Robert reacted. They are difficult works to view, but no less art. Somehow Robert has confused ME and what MY tastes are for the impression I was trying to share. He's taking it highly personal and has been venting his agression of me feeling a need to put him on ignore in the public areas.
  • Doug Hough 12/05/2006 18:48

    Thanks everyone for your honest critiques. I smiled as I read them all, and input is always appreciated, both pro and con. Thanks Dominique for nominating this and your thoughtful comments.

    Best Wishes, Doug :)
  • Jaime Crystal Attenborough 12/05/2006 7:26

    just reading through this and i totally agree with Wen, robert how can you say her work is discusting ! its beautiful colourful real art !, i think you need to set an example for us younger members ! and stop being so harsh and immiture !

    sorry guys i just had to say something, i do appoligise.
    Pro again :))))))
  • Darinka Mladenovic 12/05/2006 7:26

  • When 12/05/2006 7:26

    Well thanks for bringing the picture forward Dominique. Just what you are talking about is what the picture represents, at least to me. Helplessness and lack of concern.

    In my experience - which has been my entire life because I grew up with an uncle that had CP, I have found that most people would pass right by a situation like this, turn and look the other way, or act like the child is invisable. How many people in real life would actually try to help the child? How many would do what they could to make sure that playground was changed so she and other children with disabilities could have the same access? How many would be moved to the point of petitioning the local authorities to make changes? To stand by that child in your community and make sure they could attend school with peers? I'll tell you, not many. Most would do what is happening right here. They would say "Aw, how sad, poor child." and feel pity. Well, that is the reality, and although this picture comes off as "surreal" it is in fact very real. The child is alone in a vastness, with no assistance. This picture was done by someone looking in, not someone sitting in the chair. What would be a surreal image is if the community was around her, if there were children there wanting to be her friend just because she is another child, if there were parents behind those children that were teaching that disability is natural and part of life and that everyone deserves equal access. Show the child being able to get up that ladder and slide down because people because that is just how things are expected to be.

    My experience is that when someone takes an active part in helping a disabled/differently abled person in the community it is because they either work in the field OR they have a close family member. It seems people have to physically experience how exhausting and difficult life can be for someone that has limited access.

    Pity isn't what this child, or any person with a disability needs, they need to feel that they are a welcomed and productive part of the community. If pity is what you feel when you see this picture than please reexamine how you view the disabled. If you get angry when you see this then you are looking at it from the eyes of someone sitting in that chair. If you feel helplessness and maybe cried then you know what it's like to have someone with a disability in your life and are forever fighting hurdles to help them have access.
  • Dominique Duriot 12/05/2006 7:26

    It's good that some pictures in voting center make lots of discuss and feelings!
    Even it won't get the gallery, there are a lot of comments and feelings around and it's good for people to know how it's difficult for those who don't have mobility to try to get a life in our crazy society
    I 'm in anger when i saw how some people don't take care of all that Wen said above!

    Fell sad also for Wen and want to say "Bravo" for her courage and give her my friendship

    Thanks for Doug to share with us

    Thanks for all for this discuss, hope everybody will think better with this pain and try to do their best to
  • Jaime Crystal Attenborough 12/05/2006 7:26

    wow this is one amazing photo, that sky is so beautiful and dramatic against the beautiful girl just watching the bright red slide.
    emotional and real
    a big PRO
    well done J
    and welcome to FC
  • Dean Linder 12/05/2006 7:26

    I understand the meaning and thought of the photo, but like Yasemin said it just doesn't fit together.
  • Jean Paul Yska 12/05/2006 7:26

    +++ This image is really cutting down to the basics. Handicapped child, not able to play here. Bird symbolizes the freedom the the child is lacking due to his/her handicap. Wow!
  • Dennis Maloney 12/05/2006 7:26

    This is a "Pro" in my book, because it make me think, and be grateful for the mobility and freedom that I have...and also for Wen and Ruud for saying just what they feel and see...fc is a wonderful place where people from all over the world can share their talents, views, and express their emotions...as the true artists that we are...I love it....den
  • Véronique Soulier 12/05/2006 7:26

    if only you can climb the stair so there is a way after or on the other side .. the idea is good and the work well done and detail for detail maybe the bird could fly in the other direction the one of freedom.. but the artist do what he wants and in a surrealistic image true proportions or shadows are not the point.. Fancy world is not realty even if it reports to it.. Pro !!!


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