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The Invisible Collage

Remember to say a prayer for the invisible ones. The unacknowledged. The transparent. The ones who hide in plain sight. The ones who wait to be noticed. All those who beg the favor of existence, which is conferred by a glance. All those who are grateful for the mere act of searching, the that seeks but may not find them.

Seeing is praying.

for the Invisible Ones — for C.R. (2012). Digital collage created & copyright © by Eric Edelman. All rights reserved.

(All artwork, descriptions, & other text created & copyright © by Eric Edelman. All rights reserved.)

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  • posh-with linky May 1, 2012, 3:20 pm

    I am really enjoying the juxtaposition of the colors.
    posh-with linky recently posted..Not what you want to see when you sign on in the morning…..

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    • Eric Edelman May 5, 2012, 6:34 am

      Thanks very much! I’m happy that you enjoy the collage.

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  • Before & After w/LINKY May 1, 2012, 3:27 pm

    So nice!! Happy WW :)

    Brandi
    Before & After w/LINKY recently posted..Wordless Wednesday – Before & After w/LINKY

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    • Eric Edelman May 5, 2012, 6:33 am

      Thanks Brandi! Hope you had a great WW.

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  • project alicia *linky* May 1, 2012, 3:36 pm

    What a powerful message!
    project alicia *linky* recently posted..WW: It’s the simple things.

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    • Eric Edelman May 5, 2012, 6:31 am

      Thank you very much, Alicia! I’m glad it resonated with you.

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  • Theresa May 1, 2012, 3:39 pm

    Another great WW post! Happy WW!
    Theresa recently posted..Wordless Wednesday~ Boxers & Bubbles

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    • Eric Edelman May 5, 2012, 6:30 am

      Thank you so much, Theresa! I appreciate your visit and your kind words.

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  • Create With Joy May 1, 2012, 3:42 pm

    Your work is so cool – thanks for hosting!

    Here’s my link in case it doesn’t show up in the linky box:

    http://www.create-with-joy.com/2012/05/wordless-wednesday-my-sweet-kitty.html
    Create With Joy recently posted..Wordless Wednesday – My Sweet Kitty

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    • Eric Edelman May 5, 2012, 6:29 am

      Thanks for your kind comment! It’s our pleasure to host you.

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  • bethere2day **LINKY** May 1, 2012, 3:44 pm

    Beautiful :-)
    bethere2day **LINKY** recently posted..WW – Useless Man

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    • Eric Edelman May 5, 2012, 6:27 am

      Thanks very much, Steve!

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  • Caite May 1, 2012, 3:45 pm

    Love the effect
    Caite recently posted..Wordless Wednesday….Stoned

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    • Eric Edelman May 5, 2012, 6:27 am

      Thanks for your visit and your kind comment!

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  • alissa apel May 1, 2012, 4:02 pm

    I love the gigantic face mixed in with all the small ones.
    alissa apel recently posted..WW: Pile of Books {Linky}

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    • Eric Edelman May 5, 2012, 6:25 am

      Thanks, Alissa. I used the different sizes of the same face to suggest that in some sense, we all have unseen and unacknowledged sides of ourselves. Getting to recognize the unseen with us can lead us to feel greater compassion for others who are entirely invisible.

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  • Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook May 1, 2012, 4:09 pm

    Great post! Wonderful collage!
    Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook recently posted..Wordless Wednesday: Diner Breakfast

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    • Eric Edelman May 5, 2012, 6:18 am

      Thanks very much, Carol! I appreciate your kind words.

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  • Pooh on Grass, w/Linky! May 1, 2012, 4:51 pm

    Who is That??

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    • Eric Edelman May 5, 2012, 6:17 am

      His name was W.A. Daily, and he was billed as a “life-saver” from California. He lived in the 1880s. I take it that Mr. Daily was a life-guard or another kind of professional rescuer.

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  • Tina´s WW w linky May 1, 2012, 5:13 pm

    happy ww :)
    Tina´s WW w linky recently posted..*Tina´s wordless wednesday* # 40

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    • Eric Edelman May 5, 2012, 6:13 am

      Happy WW, Tina!

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  • MD Style LINKY May 1, 2012, 5:17 pm

    thanks for the linky
    MD Style LINKY recently posted..Wordless Wednesday: Exploratorium w/ Linky

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    • Eric Edelman May 5, 2012, 6:10 am

      You’re welcome. Thanks for visiting us.

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  • Wordless ( linky) May 1, 2012, 5:40 pm

    Happy WW!
    Wordless ( linky) recently posted..Wordless Wednesday

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    • Eric Edelman May 5, 2012, 6:09 am

      Have a Happy WW!

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  • momto8blog May 1, 2012, 7:07 pm

    yes..thank you for this reminder…
    momto8blog recently posted..Wordless Wednesday

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    • Eric Edelman May 5, 2012, 6:08 am

      Thank you for your thoughtful comment and visit.

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  • Monica May 1, 2012, 7:10 pm

    That is very beautiful and truly touched my heart!
    Monica recently posted..Wordless Wednesday ~ Yummy Muffins ~ {w/Linky}

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    • Eric Edelman May 5, 2012, 6:07 am

      Thank you very much, Monica. Your comment means a lot, and it was kind of you to leave it.

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  • David May 1, 2012, 8:12 pm

    Thanks for hosting this!
    David recently posted..Pelican Rest

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    • Eric Edelman May 5, 2012, 6:05 am

      Thanks for your visit!

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  • EdT. May 1, 2012, 8:37 pm

    I see.

    Happy WW!
    ~EdT.
    EdT. recently posted..AWW: White Springtime

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    • Eric Edelman May 5, 2012, 6:05 am

      I believe you do. Thanks!

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  • The BOAT w/LINKY May 1, 2012, 8:52 pm

    Thanks for linking up w/The BOAT!
    The BOAT w/LINKY recently posted..Wordless Wednesday – Too Dressy for Church?

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    • Eric Edelman May 5, 2012, 6:04 am

      Thank you!

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  • Catch My Words May 1, 2012, 8:52 pm

    I like the color contrast.
    Catch My Words recently posted..Wordless Wednesday: Why?

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    • Eric Edelman May 5, 2012, 6:04 am

      Thanks! I was working to achieve color contrast, and I’m happy that it pleased you.

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  • jessica @peekababy May 1, 2012, 10:36 pm

    nobody should ever be invisible!
    jessica @peekababy recently posted..Wordless Wednesday: Hanging Out

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    • Eric Edelman May 5, 2012, 6:02 am

      I agree with you, Jessica: nobody should ever be invisible. But sad to say, many people are still invisible: unnoticed and uncared-for. Thanks for your comment and visit.

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  • Danielle @ Royalegacy May 2, 2012, 1:04 am

    Always know that when I stop by on Wednesday, that I will get presented with another very interesting art work. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Danielle @ Royalegacy recently posted..Wordless Wednesday – Northern "Bullock’s" Oriole #WW with Linky

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    • Eric Edelman May 5, 2012, 6:00 am

      Thank you, Danielle! I appreciate your kind words very much.

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  • BruNo (C.A.T.) May 2, 2012, 1:33 am

    I don’t know if this is relevant to what you said in your post, but I always think that even seeing is an art. You need to learn, to master it. The better you are at seeing, the more you will see.

    It’s been a while since the last time I enjoyed your collages here and you have another great one this week.
    Cheers and happy WW!
    BruNo (C.A.T.) recently posted..Awesome Comic Sketches and Illustrations: Neal Adams (Wordless Wednesday)

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    • Eric Edelman May 5, 2012, 5:56 am

      Thanks very much for your thoughtful comment. I do agree that seeing is an art that should be practiced and mastered. In connection with this post, seeing is a recognition of those who normally go unrecognized and unseen, and to master this kind of seeing is to deepen one’s compassion for one’s fellows.

      Thanks very much for your kind words about the collage and for visiting our site; welcome back!

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  • Dominique's Desk May 2, 2012, 2:57 am

    That’s a really interesting collage. Happy WW
    Dominique’s Desk recently posted..My Baking Adventure Part Three

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    • Eric Edelman May 5, 2012, 5:59 am

      Thank you very much for your kind words and your visit, Dominique!

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  • Claudia May 2, 2012, 3:09 am

    Thoughtful collage.
    Claudia recently posted..Wordless Wednesday: Skyline #photoadayMay

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    • Eric Edelman May 4, 2012, 10:32 pm

      Thanks for your kind comment, Claudia!

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  • Lisa @ My Thoughts w/Linky May 2, 2012, 6:29 am

    Happy WW!
    Lisa @ My Thoughts w/Linky recently posted..Let’s Be Honest

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    • Eric Edelman May 4, 2012, 9:55 pm

      Happy WW!

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  • Rebecca S May 2, 2012, 7:39 am

    Thanks for hosting!
    Rebecca S recently posted..Wordless Wednesday – Would you call this lazy?

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    • Eric Edelman May 4, 2012, 7:14 pm

      Thanks for visiting!

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  • Meghan @JaMonkey May 2, 2012, 8:12 am

    Great one
    Meghan @JaMonkey recently posted..Monkey Toes #WW

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    • Eric Edelman May 4, 2012, 7:13 pm

      Thanks very much, Meghan!

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  • Random Bits {morning drive} May 2, 2012, 9:05 am

    I just love the old fashioned pen and ink look of this one. Such pride in that face.
    Random Bits {morning drive} recently posted..Wordless Wednesday {morning drive}

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    • Eric Edelman May 4, 2012, 7:12 pm

      Thanks! Yes, that’s the wonder of wood engravings like this one, which were intended to simulate the look of pen-&-ink crosshatching. I do most of my artwork by digitally compositing scanned images from wood engravings. You can see more examples of this at: http://eric-edelman.artistwebsites.com/art/all/all/all

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  • Michelle May 2, 2012, 12:51 pm

    Interesting… very thought provoking.

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    • Eric Edelman May 4, 2012, 6:57 pm

      Thanks, Michelle.

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  • Melissa Say What? May 2, 2012, 5:00 pm

    Awesome post! It’s really got me thinking!
    Melissa Say What? recently posted..{GIVEAWAY HOP} Cruising for Giveaways

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    • Eric Edelman May 4, 2012, 6:55 pm

      Thanks for your kind comment and your visit, Melissa!

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  • Lenasledgeblog May 2, 2012, 6:36 pm

    Very interesting photo. I like the idea of praying for the invisible.
    Lenasledgeblog recently posted..Wordless Wednesday

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    • Eric Edelman May 4, 2012, 6:52 pm

      Thanks very much! Actually the picture is a digital collage; the original inspiration for it was the plight of abuse victims (“Los Invisibles”: the Invisible Ones).

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  • Sukhmandir Kaur May 2, 2012, 8:28 pm

    Thoughts are invisible unless they become deeds.
    Sukhmandir Kaur recently posted..Golden Temple to Install Solar Cooking

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    • Eric Edelman May 4, 2012, 6:44 pm

      True. And yet, according to W.B.Yeats, “In dreams begins responsibility.” And the Hopi believe that things come into existence upon being first thought of. Thanks for your visit and comment.

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