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About Deviant Artist Marina CoddaireFemale/United States Recent Activity
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Marina Coddaire
United States
Hey dA! We are a comunity of artists.
Remember that when you upload your work... lol

Current Residence: Boston
Favourite genre of music: I listen to everything
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Veronica Maggio
  • Reading: The Odyseey / Love Wins/
  • Watching: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Ext
  • Playing: Dante / God of War
  • Eating: blue berries
  • Drinking: Water
How is everyone? Seriously. I've practically forgot about.... well not you per se, just forgot to check up on dA.
The blame lies not only in the sheer amount of work that I had, the pressure I placed on my self and the anxiety that soon followed, but also with the fact that my camera and I were having trouble finding anything worth capturing. What is beautiful? What is beauty? Do I want something beautiful in this shot? Perhaps something that is perceived by society as adverse or "ugly" is indeed beautiful... such as imperfections.
I've noticed the trend in poetry and in thought...not to mention cliches of love, beauty, and perfection being attributed, associated or compared with nature and particularly, flowers.
I bought some flowers the other day, on a whim, I passed "The Garden" in Woodbury, CT and thought to myself, "I really want to buy a plant." And so I did. It felt really good. I bought this really nice plant that has smallish yellow flowers. I like to look at it, touch it, smell it, because it just brings me a sense of peace (in a biological sense it probably just up my serotonin or something).
On Sunday, 17th of July I was outside for the better part of the day, because it was soooo nice out, and once the sun had gone and the melanin production in my skin went back to normal I sat on my back porch with my plant... just lookin' at it. Then I got an idea... and idea that I had not had in quite some time. I wanted to take pictures... do you realize how long it's been since I've taken a photograph? -a good photograph for the sake of art? A LONG time.. for crying out loud my last upload was in September and it was a piece of poetry!
So there I was snapping away and I started to think about taking a flower of the plant and taking a self-portrait with it... I looked for perfect ones... but then I couldn't bring myself to take the nicest ones of the plant. And so I looked to other blooms, noticing all of the little intricate details and how none of them were as per definition perfect... and in their imperfection I came to think that they were indeed perfect because of it! And then I wondered if nature, perfect in it's imperfection... and I, and you, and your family, friends and lovers are products or extensions of nature...aren't we all perfect?
Why yes I believe we are. And so I present to you a collection of my latest photographs that I took to illustrate this concept. -they won't be all up at once because it's late and I'm watching Lord of the Rings.

I hope you've been well,

Marina Frances Coddaire

Peace out and don't pout.

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scriibe Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Hi, I was looking over my old dA comments and found one from you thanking me for making a favorable comment about a photograph you uploaded.

It seems everyone takes lengthy breaks from dA and then uploads something at some odd moment.
Anyway, I hope you're well and continuing to grow as an artist.
suericfan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Hello scribe,
lol it seems lengthly is certainly an understatement, especially for me for the last few years or so. I have certainly grown as an artist in the last few years and since I have become rather inactive on dA, sadly since I have started classes this fall at a new university I certainly won't have the time to update my account which I would love to do at some point in the near future. I hope you are doing well also.
Louisolah Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for :+favlove: my work.
HarryPotterFreak09 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Gah!! I wasn't online to say happy birthday to you yesterday! :ohnoes:

In any case, many happy returns. :glomp:
Did you have a good day? (:
suericfan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
awwww. lol that's so sweet of you. lol I had a pretty good day yea, I flew down to North Carolina to visit my mom (she vacations there to escape the winter) and I spent a little time with her before coming back to hang with my friends. :boogie: -got a ticket package for the tribeca film festival and an ipad2 sooo awesome. I've never asked let alone got anything so awesome and $$$ haha
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