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American Dreams by jesidangerously American Dreams by jesidangerously
It's called the "American Dream" because you have to be asleep to believe it.

Edit: This is an updated version. It's way better.

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:iconxeonartomega:
XeonartOmega Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Even though I totally believe this...my mind subconsciously believes its all perfect. According to a dream I previously had
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Heraxiah Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This really fits the idea, how many people see the American Dream... Indeed....
So much meaning in just one picture...
Truly inspired me for my Assignment in class :D For that i thank you xD
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NeuBild Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
great work :thumbsup:
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hardriff Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
The remainder is,
An unjustifiable, egotistical, power struggle,
At the expense of the American Dream,
Of the American dream, of the American, of the American
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bdseah Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
you know whats weird? I was on tumblr trying to think of something to post, then this ingenious George Carlin quote popped into my head. I rush to deviantart with excitement to find a picture to go along with the quote. I happen to see this and thought "DAMN! THAT'S A PERFECT PICTURE!", and apparently we both have the same idea lol.
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jesidangerously Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ha! :highfive: great minds, right?
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gotenloveyou Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
love the color
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myworldz Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011   Traditional Artist
true...nice work
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EVALIOSSUSS Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This really hit deep with me because its so tragic but its becoming true nice job ^^
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Darkyussha Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
very nice work bro u make me proud
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Poseidon1992 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
Sad but it seems true at times.
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hanzo777 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
great job
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TROverdoSe Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
americans love to hate america
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forbidden-flight Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
I loved this. I was looking for some piece of work which inspired me, because I was doing some essay related to the American Dream, and this piece was perfect. Thanks for the great job :)
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ketsurakuame Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009   Photographer
it made me cry. :(
id love to say i hate war. and dont get me wrong.
i dont hate any one man or woman out there. they are doing things that none of us has the strength to do. thats why, (people in your comment box) sit on their butts and argue about it.

yeah, sometimes they probabally dont like waht they are doing but i dont think they have a choice. they are doing their JoB.

apart from this, my boyfriend is in the military and this picture really touched me. it reminds me of something lost.

anyways. haha i have the flue. dont listen to me if it doesnt make sense. its a WONDERFUL picture and its very amazing and touching. thank you so much!!!!!!! :heart: :heart: :heart:
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jesidangerously Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug: I'm glad it affected you in such a wonderful way.
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ketsurakuame Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009   Photographer
yeah, no problem :)
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MKasher Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
Very deep
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NoctisTerminus Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009   Traditional Artist
keep up the good work!
and dont pay any mind to those flamers and trolls, people on drugs can be hostile and unpredictable...and there's no harder drug than american self-righteous patriotism...
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jesidangerously Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
haha good point! Thanks a lot :)
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gawrsh Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
wow! great message. Sometimes it is very true sadly. But other times, for people from small countries around the US and from US territories, it is necessary to move to the US in search of the American Dream, even if it is just a myth.
:+fav::+fav:
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jesidangerously Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you!
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annajacobs Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Student
i like this a lot. it's very effectively done. good concept and work. :)
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jesidangerously Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks!
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Janshinist007 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
Thats sadly true, life's hard I guess!
Aww that bloke looks so sad I wanna hug him now!
Love you're picture!! :O Sooo good!! :D
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jesidangerously Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a ton!
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Janshinist007 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
Noooooooooo problem! =]]
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purpleisrad Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
i was wondering if i could use this photo for my english class, i wouldn't take any credit for the photo, that isn't the assignment, i want it to use it for a background for a poem of mine, cuz we have to present them in an artistic way. i don't want to infringe you though. I would love to use it if you'd let me, but if not..well sad day :(
your art work was truly great, lovely idea.. and its so fitting.

i love it either way :)
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jesidangerously Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure you can use it! Thank you for asking. Good luck on your project! :hug:
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purpleisrad Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
oh thank you so much, very much helped!
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unpolished Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
A great piece. It certainly says a lot, and unfortunately I think it speaks a lot of truth.
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jesidangerously Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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Zombie-Guy Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
This is a very nice work. Great perspective and mise en scene. The coloring is just to die for and the message works well to tell itself.

As I have interpreted it: It basically says that the American Dream has become just that, a dream, albeit a deluded one. The U.S. used to be a great place. Somewhere you could go and start a new life, make a good living, but now it's turned into a hell full of crazy Jesusfreaks and a deranged president who doesn't know what he's doing.

Great Job.
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jesidangerously Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I think that's a pretty fair interpretation. Thanks for sharing your thoughts :) I'm really glad that you like it.
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Zombie-Guy Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
:D
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hoolieoh Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
We're doing social commentaries in my art class and I was just looking for a nice example for a flag and came across this peice, I really love it. It's fantastic how something that when you first look at it is simple is so complicated when thought of. I love your choice of the faded colors and the red of the flag =)

Great peice, although I don't really think the "American Dream" is impossible, one has to work their ass off for the chance at it and I think that your peice greatly portrays the hurt someone could feel on the path =)
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jesidangerously Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :) I am glad it speaks to you in such a way. I can certainly agree that the American Dream isn't impossible for everyone.
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hoolieoh Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
You're very welcome, great work =)
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Chavez-Chavez Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008
Simply awesome!
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jesidangerously Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
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santi12321 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
So I came to this image and started to wonder what it meant specifically. At first i saw the flag and how it looked almost worn down. I feel that the picture shows how the country is sort of in trouble. Our economy is falling down, and it might even create a phase like the great Depression. The person on the right i thought represented how the Average American felt about the path the country is taking. But Your comment box is rather ambiguous. Do you mean asleep because of what we had? Or do you mean a nightmare. Either way, your image is so strong and expressive, and truly means a thousand words. Amazing job
-santi12321
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Caffeinated-Bunny Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Create a phase like the great depression? This is the second great depression. Have you read any of David levithan's books? There's one that mirrors the state of the world almost exactly. Sorry for the rant but Bill 44 just got passed in my province. Stupid rednecked government.
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jesidangerously Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for this comment.

I mean many things with this piece. For the most part I mean that anyone who still believes that America is the land of the free, home of the brave, best of the best, on top of the world...is dreaming. We've slipped far from the rank of the best country in the world, and something needs to be done.
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santi12321 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
Hmm, thats whats i was getting too, we are going down hill and people should be educated and help make the hill end. seriously awesome job. and not a problem, i like giving poeple feedback, especially when they create somthign that is this good
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EmersonStem Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008  Professional Photographer
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bentonAsylum Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
simple yet powerful. instant fave, dude.
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jesidangerously Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you.
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chr-s Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Very powerful image. Great work!
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jesidangerously Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you!
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