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Borges' Nightmare by clayrodery Borges' Nightmare by clayrodery
Borges’ Nightmare (Self-portrait in 1949), ink and digital

“I remember a certain nightmare I had. It took place, I know, on the Calle Serrano, I think at the corner of Serrano and Soler. It did not look like Serrano and Soler — the landscape was quite different — but I knew that I was on the old Calle Serrano in the Palermo district. I met a friend, a friend I do not know; I saw him, and he was much changed. I had never seen his face before, but I knew his face could not be like that. He was much changed, and very sad. His face was marked by troubles, by illness, perhaps by guilt. He had his right hand inside his jacket. I couldn’t see the hand, which he kept hidden over his heart. I embraced him and felt that I had to help him. “But, my poor so-and-so, what has happened? How changed you are!” “Yes,” he answered, “I am much changed.” Slowly, he withdrew his hand. I could see that it was the claw of a bird.”

- Jorge Luis Borges

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Darkerilussions Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This... ok, im trying to find the meaning of this story o-o
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MRoblin Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Amazing, thanks for this!
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Soulkreig Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is absolutely fantastic =D The pen work and textures are unbelievable :iconhurrdurrplz:
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clayrodery Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you!
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