The Great Lie

Rory Sagner

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Yelm, WA - United States

Thank you Ramon! I really enjoyed seeing your work!

Stockholm, SE - Sweden

Very interesting piece of art and visual experience. V/F

Yelm, WA - United States

Thank you so much AnnaJo. This is one that just created itself....and surprised even me. I have another piece on here called "Think Of Things To Come" that manifested in a similar way...straight from the depths of my consciousness without any planning or forethought. That one kept me awake for three days and nights before I felt it looked like the vision that inspired it.

Merritt Island, Fl - United States

What a wonderfully expressive and provocative work of art. It can be interpreted in a few different ways. I really like it very much, Rory. f/v

Los Angeles, CA - United States

Voted

Yelm, WA - United States

Thank you Jessica...I love your comment, lol!!!

Alamogordo, NM - United States

Wickedly fantastic

Yelm, WA - United States

Kim, your comments are the greatest gift an artist can receive...other than the joy the act of creating itself brings. Your words mean more to me than you might think....for to know that any kind of healing or insight comes to others from my work makes me very, very happy. This work did come from deep within my being...so much so that it's meaning and impact are still unfolding in my life via what it reflects about the choices I have made...and how I have changed. I deeply desire to see such healing for all in our world that still labor under the illusion of separation...whether that separation is through politics, religion, or for any other reason.

Raymond, AB - Canada

I have been hesitating to write what I feel/think regarding this piece, but my own experience dictates that I tell you that it speaks in a very deep and emotional way to me, having lived a lie for much of my adult life in trying to please God, please family, etc. Today, I see this as a healing piece and can only imagine the part of you that this comes from is equally as deep. Congrats on a very stirring and beautiful piece.

Buzzards Bay - United States

another amazing creation

Rory Sagner replied:

Thank you so much Mary Sue!!!

Rishikesh, Ut - India

Very expressive and impressive creation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rory Sagner replied:

I am so glad you respond to this image Anand! Your feedback is much appreciated!

Chicago, IL - United States

powerful image. art at its very best

Rory Sagner replied:

Jim, that is such a great compliment...thank you!

Los Angeles, CA - United States

This is so good to me..because it has tons of feeling..there is so much going on,.,Of course everything is left to the viewers interpretation..and I don't even want to try..but I respect it..as far as the title..I think the worst lie for me is when we lie to one self..and changes begin with us. I love graphite..

Rory Sagner replied:

I so agree with you Ana Julia....our greatest opportunity to create change in the world starts within us! Thank you so much for your wonderful comments! I always love to hear your insights!

Yelm, WA - United States

Often the truth is what is hidden just behind the lies! Thank you Allen!!! (PS See "The Great Awakening" for a great part of what I would call "truth.")

Langhorne, PA - United States

I now would like to see the great truth.!!.............................................nice work Rory.!!........................................................................allen

Wauchope, NS - Australia

just outstanding

Rory Sagner replied:

You made my day!!! Thank you!

Kuantan, Pa - Malaysia

The great hidden lie is finally exposed. Love this art that makes one wonder what is truth?

Rory Sagner replied:

Oliver, your comment is greatly appreciated!!

Attleboro, MA - United States

i only wish i could have commented first as i don't know what to say that has not already been posted. what a wonderful and compelling piece of art. congrats f/v

Rory Sagner replied:

Thank you so much Bruce...I really appreciate your lovely comments!

Green Lane, PA - United States

Art like this makes one think. I've read all the comments and spent a bit of time looking into the one blind and one seeing eye, the empty eyes of the skull, and the turned, perhaps closed eye of the fellow beneath. I asked myself if death was the Great Lie or is life as we perceive it here on earth. Are we truly corporeal entities? Perception is reality; do we merely perceive ourselves as corporeal but are, in truth, something other? Or do we believe we are something other and are merely of the earth? I think you are right to keep your meaning to yourself - it makes us stretch:>) V/F

Rory Sagner replied:

Carol, I love hearing your thought process on this...very meaningful questions! There are many lies in this reality...or maybe I should say "illusions"....and freeing ourselves of those is I believe, the way to our enlightenment. Thank you!!!

Yelm, WA - United States

Thank you so much Krista, for featuring "The Great Lie" in the Top Three Contest Winners Group. It's a much appreciated honor!

Davie, FL - United States

Congratulations Rory on The Great Lie tying for FIRST PLACE in the Death and Resurrection Contest! Great job!

Rory Sagner replied:

Thank you!!! Amazing entries in the contest by all who entered!!!

Clearwater, FL - United States

Congratulations Rory on your second place! on the Death and Resurrection contest!

Rory Sagner replied:

Thank you so much Ines!!

Ralston, WY - United States

Very well done piece of art. It reminds me of the Fates. It pulls me in and unsettles me in my fluffy little world. Maybe it's me you've drawn? Maybe it's everyone. Everyone wears a mask at some point or another. Some have gorilla glued theirs on.

Rory Sagner replied:

Thank you so much Jessica for your thoughtful comments! Nice to meet you!

Denver, CO - United States

A haunting work of art!

Rory Sagner replied:

I really appreciate you taking the time to look at my work Karen! Thank you!

Gabicce Mare, PU - Italy

bravo

Rory Sagner replied:

Thank you so much Fatima! Nice to meet you!

Tampa, FL - United States

It's hard to find words to truly express this. What first came to my mind when I saw this was the movie Passion of the Christ. It stirs the Spirit within and opens the eyes.

Rory Sagner replied:

Thank you Carolyn! I am happy if this touched you deeply!

San Miguel Allende, Gu - Mexico

Thought provoking image.

Rory Sagner replied:

Thank you so much Ezshwan! Nice to meet you!

Long Prairie, MN - United States

Very thought provoking piece, someone is having haunting thoughts they can't get away from. V

Rory Sagner replied:

Thank you so much for your comments Bonnie!

Kingston, WA - United States

This piece is very compelling! Nicely done! V/F~

Rory Sagner replied:

Thank you so much Ronda!!!

Rishikesh, Ut - India

Powerful work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rory Sagner replied:

Lovely comment Anand...thank you!

San Tan Valley, AZ - United States

This is totally awesome!!! get out your charcoals & join my Charcoal Expressions" group! I would love to see more like this! V&F! :D

Rory Sagner replied:

Gawd...I so want to....just swamped right now with working away from home again, sighhhhh! I am going to find a way however going into Fall!!! Thank you dear Carla!!!

Gary, IN - United States

Wonderful, again! Amazing work!

Rory Sagner replied:

Mihyoun, I really like your work as well...your depth of character and thoughtful mind show loud and clear!

Zachary, LA - United States

Very interesting and thought provoking work of art. V/L

Rory Sagner replied:

I really appreciate you taking the time to look at and comment on my work Margeret!

East Palo Alto, Ca - United States

Wow, a haunting piece that speaks volumes... well done!

Rory Sagner replied:

Thank you Lucia....I am happy if it moves you!

Las Vegas, NV - United States

Very powerful piece!! F/V

Rory Sagner replied:

Thank you so much Havi! Nice to meet you!

Bilbao, Vi - Spain

Sorry Rory...this was for the Artist of the Week comment thread...but it could fit here also perfectly. This drawing is tense and explicit. Is profound and richly emotive..and very well crafted. Rosa

Rory Sagner replied:

You just make me smile ear to ear!!!

Bilbao, Vi - Spain

Congratulations Rory....!! I have discovered that you ar a real accomplished artist. Love the way you photograph Life, but what I love the most is the way you paint. It is impressive. You are passionate, tender and have a sense of what is important to Soul. I have chosen this work to show in here because it has made an atrong impression on me. It emotive and expresses the "human condition" better than anything else. Besides it is a wonderful painting. Rosa

Rory Sagner replied:

Thank you so much Rosa for your kindness and loving support. Your comments always teach me a lot and are a joy to read. I love your work and feel honored to know you!

Janesville , Wi - United States

This is such a unique piece of work. The composition works well to draw the viewer into the story. Of course I would like to know the meaning of the lie. You know --who lied? What about? Why? Very evocative piece!

Rory Sagner replied:

Hello Marsha..nice to meet you and thank you so much for your comments. I invite you to PM me with your thoughts. What comes into your mind/heart....ie what you think the lie is, etc...if you'd like?

Chicago, IL - United States

what an amazing work of art Rory! There is such expression and emotion here! v/f

Rory Sagner replied:

Your comments make my day Anne...thank you!

Riverside, CA - United States

Very unique...voted.

Rory Sagner replied:

Thank you Fern!

Pavia, PV - Italy

fantastic! v/

Rory Sagner replied:

Thank you so much Nicla...nice to meet you!

Yelm, WA - United States

I wanted to thank you Ruth for featuring "The Great Lie" on the A Place For All group. It's a much appreciated honor!

Rishikesh, Ut - India

Very Expressive creation.---------------Anand

Rory Sagner replied:

Thank you Anand!

Pueblo, CO - United States

Powerful expressive work of art made even more so by the b&w rendering. We will all find our own meaning, just as a true poem speaks to us by not telling us, only by hinting. v/f

Rory Sagner replied:

Thank you Lenore! I am always very interested in how people react to this image. Makes me glad I overcame my resistance to posting it.

Yelm, WA - United States

Krista, thank you so much for featuring "The Great Lie" in the Best Artwork Collections group. I am very honored!

Kingston, WA - United States

Wonderfully portrayed - you captured this well. F/V

Rory Sagner replied:

Thank you so much Ronda!

Coos Bay, OR - United States

Fantastic piece Rory!! Nightmares are only illusions and the faces cannot hurt. They only lie to us. The title says it all. The contrast and content powerful!

Rory Sagner replied:

Thank you for your wonderful compliment Carolyn. I appreciate your thoughtful mind! I do believe that lies of any kind cause great damage and that one of the ways artists can help bring healing to others is by expressing the truths which they perceive.

Bollebygd - Sweden

Even if I don't know what your vision is all about, do I enjoy your work. Those figures are frightening, at least two of them, and wery well done. Reminds me of old drawings I self have made, just for healing myself. FV

Rory Sagner replied:

I am so glad of that Gun! I think your comment is right on the nose about drawing or creating images to heal ourselves at times. We are fortunate to have that as a healthy way to let the shadow aspects out, yes? I know I read once somewhere, maybe something Jung wrote, about how artists (and writer's etc.), help all of humanity in a sense by expressing those darker aspects for society in general. Perhaps it helps to free all of us from those hidden parts when we look at that kind of work?

Burlington, ON - Canada

Great piece....you are so right ...sometimes we just do and let others derive meaning from it...you are right to leave it to the eye of the beholder....intriguing... follow the flow !! fv

Rory Sagner replied:

Thank you Bob...I appreciate you taking the time to comment! And yes, I not only don't want to deprive others of their own interpretations, but in some cases what it means to me might get me tarred and feathered..guffaw!

Crows Of, NY - United States

Hauntingly glorious!!

Rory Sagner replied:

Wow...what a great comment! I do wish that I had a name I could address you by to thank you?

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