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Erasing Amyloo by AudreyBenjaminsen Erasing Amyloo by AudreyBenjaminsen
This is an illustration based on Russell Edson's poem, "Erasing Amyloo".

"A father with a huge eraser erases his daughter. When he finishes there's only a red smudge on the wall.
His wife says, where is Amyloo?
She's a mistake, I erased her.
What about all her lovely things? asks his wife.
I'll erase them too.
All her pretty clothes? . . .
I'll erase her closet, her dresser--shut up about Amyloo! Bring your head over here and I'll erase Amyloo out of it.
The husband rubs his eraser on his wife's forehead, and as she begins to forget she says, hummm, I wonder whatever happened to Amyloo? . . .
Never heard of her, says her husband.
And you, she says, who are you? You're not Amyloo, are you? I don't remember your being Amyloo. Are you my Amyloo, whom I don't remember anymore? . . .
Of course not, Amyloo was a girl. Do I look like a girl?
. . . I don't know, I don't know what anything looks like anymore. . ."
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MagicFool64 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Slenderman behind her!!!
MrZurkhon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok I said Sleeping Beauty was my fave but I'm kind of having to change my mind the whole time I'm looking through your protfolio here :) truly awesome stuff throughout
kasielmenie29 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Artist
Is this for purchase? Because would love to buy a print
kasielmenie29 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Artist
Incredible.i love the concept and such a hauntingly beautiful pieceof art. Bravo
NEKO-was-here Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
It's beautiful, reminds me a book, "Duma Key"... a child, the sea, and powerful drawings... 
akodieon Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Above water: Fascinating!
Below water: Oh crap.
Huinare Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy crap, I loved this poem many years ago.  I love that someone's done art based off it! 
treskey Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
This is so, so, so, so amazing.
blanket86 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! Very good composition and style!
Cybertronic-Starslap Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student
This is really gorgeous, and based off of one of my favorite poets too.
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