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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!!!
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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
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kasielmenie29 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Artist
Is this for purchase? Because would love to buy a print
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kasielmenie29 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Artist
Incredible.i love the concept and such a hauntingly beautiful pieceof art. Bravo
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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... 
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akodieon Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Above water: Fascinating!
Below water: Oh crap.
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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! 
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treskey Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
This is so, so, so, so amazing.
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! Very good composition and style!
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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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Le-Sushi Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
I'm currently browsing through your gallery, which is absolutely beautiful. So far I particularly love this piece, the composition, colours and shapes ( beside your incredible drawing and painting skills of course ) and the poem is beautiful too.
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puzzledpixel Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful. evocative.
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Asfodelo Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful, ant it really fits the poem. It's so sad, though!
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BabylonSabby Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student General Artist
I hope I never lose a child. It would feel just like this.
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AmberDust Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, powerful poem and equally powerful painting. Simple but effective, great work. :)
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kit-kit-kit Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013   Digital Artist
You're truly an awesome genius^^
Fantastic...
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats, your wonderful work is nominated for our "Eye Candy at the day" :iconsoulcollectors: today you find your work on our main page and also here [link]
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent :love:
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S-a-k-u-r-a-Haruno Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Awesome!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
You've been featured! [link]
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Beautiful and horrific! I love it! :blackrose:
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duskricorn Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Is this your illustration? i saw it hanging on the ringing elevators, talking about some demo by someone but something about another artist...i was confused on who the artist of this was....
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AudreyBenjaminsen Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh yeah! I had a demo last friday in the AC- and the club has a contest every meeting where you could win an art book. (last week it was for Brave) You should have been there, it was fun!
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richashah Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
this is fantastic! and the poem that goes with it is eerily beautiful.
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leah1wolf Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful work, the poem is so dark and that radiates from the drawing.
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Odilicious Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work.
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yinkheay Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Spooky
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MikeMeth Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is so incredibly creepy/gorgeous. Really a stunning piece.
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Moruric Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
This is brilliant. Very spooky. The father looks like pure evil.
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Kerrigore Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous work. I really love the composition.
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Newsha-Ghasemi Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
the poem and the image sent chills down my spine. absolutely amazing.
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Zedig Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
This is awesome, the colours are so well balanced, it's delightfull
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MelusinaHP Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Wow. Stunning art and a really powerful poem. What a wonderful illustration.
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serayph Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful.
The water he's dipping her in reminds me of the River Lethe from Greek mythology where those who drank from it would forget everything.
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Sycorax-Snow Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really beautiful )
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WaffleChip Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No words , just beautiful.
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cpstela Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not only is the poem awesome (awesomely creepy and sad, mind you), but your illustration... IT'S GORGEOUS!
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Jyoral-Refex Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
This is incredible. The poem is really deep. I could interpret it easily, and the artwork matches perfectly with it.
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CannedTalent Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student General Artist
You are going to go so far in your career 8[
Your work is so amazing.
I look forward to seeing it all over everywhere and buying anything with your work on/in it.
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actus-reus Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
thats an incredibly beautiful illustration to go with an incredibly sad poem.
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limetimetv Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Thats so messed up.... I LOVE it...
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Lun-acy Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Amazing work!
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dumboink Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderfully done!

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RavenclawRadiance Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Interface Designer
this is really great. the composition is fantastic, the rendering and colors are perfect.
You amaze me every time.
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Jessibels Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student General Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous, I love how you've interpreted this, and the long composition... lovelovelove. :heart: Amazing.
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Catatouillee Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is beautifully dark. It matches to poem perfectly. aughhh I love thisss.
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Artist
Brilliant artwork, congratulations!
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DestroyErase Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stop that.
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