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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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:iconneko-was-here:
It's beautiful, reminds me a book, "Duma Key"... a child, the sea, and powerful drawings... 
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akodieon Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Above water: Fascinating!
Below water: Oh crap.
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Huinare 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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:icontreskey:
This is so, so, so, so amazing.
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blanket86 Jul 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! Very good composition and style!
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:iconcybertronic-starslap:
This is really gorgeous, and based off of one of my favorite poets too.
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:iconle-sushi:
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 Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful. evocative.
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Asfodelo Mar 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful, ant it really fits the poem. It's so sad, though!
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BabylonSabby Mar 13, 2013  Student General Artist
I hope I never lose a child. It would feel just like this.
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