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A Pretty Paradox - Athletically Endowed Females in Restraint; The Eroticism of Juxtaposed Power and Helplessness

Workflow: Daz Studio 4.* > 3Delight Render Engine > GIMP Image Manipulation (for postwork)

There are many of you who who favorite my work with great regularity, and for that I am grateful. However, the vast majority of you do so silently. If you like a particular work enough to fave it, please consider taking the time to comment on it. I offer my work freely; the only compensation I get for my time and effort invested is knowing how my work is impacts you.

"A truly powerful woman does not seek to escape or obscure that part of her which is vulnerable; rather, she embraces and explores it."

My blog: hardbargainart.blogspot-dot-com
Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Zoe: A New Normal by HardBargainArt

This (October) being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and as the subject is close to my heart, I thought it appropriate to do a piece that not only pays deference to the topic, but also addresses the stark realities of this illness.  Moreover, I wanted to honor - among all those who have battled this illness - survivors. While pink tee shirts, hats, and ribbons are emblematic of hope and promise in the fight against breast cancer, one should not lose sight of the reality that survivorship, while being the most coveted and optimal outcome, is not a storybook return to life before breast cancer, but an evolution of sorts... a migration to a "new normal". And this new frontier is never without scars, vestiges of real success stories in real lives, and reminders that true beauty is not defined by cultural norms that emphasize - even demand - some elusive, fantastical perfection. At the end of the day, such norms are merely artificial constructs. True beauty is, in fact, perfectly imperfect.

HBA Girl Zoe was developed expressly for this tribute. She will see work in other shoots, but she will retain her lumpectomy scar (and may even keep her hair short) as an acknowledgement of the challenges which breast cancer presents, but also as an immutable declaration that the tide is finally turning. My hope is that breast cancer's days on this planet are numbered.

Congratulations, Zoe. You are a truly beautiful - and increasingly achievable - benchmark for every woman who receives your diagnosis. Someday, you will be the rule... not the exception.

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HardBargainArt Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for visiting. I shall have s look at what you have to offer. Thank you.
ChalkArtist1216 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, thanks for the fave!   :)
HardBargainArt Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome... but as I said, you inspired me. Stay tuned...
Palabara Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great Gallery!
HardBargainArt Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much... I am enjoying your gallery as well. Please feel free to visit as you like.
nth47 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Great stuff!
HardBargainArt Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much. Please feel free to visit as often as you like.
ei9 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
 Hi tru

    Just stubbled on your awesome muscle women artwork of yours and its absoluety fantastic and breathtaking beautiful. Hope that you don't accepting me as an brand new fan in me in adding you in my DEV watch. Keep kicking some ass out there and Godspeed!
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