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The Scarecrow by clayrodery The Scarecrow by clayrodery
This image is the partner of this drawing by Dorothy Gale:
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From my forthcoming book, Curtains of Oz;

"Some months ago a curious package was delivered that looked as if it had been buried for ages. The package contained a most intriguing collection of drawings that were cataloged as the long lost sketchbook of a real Dorothy Gale who actually did have a surreal experience in Oz during the spring of 1900, and that this sketchbook documents this occurance. Dorothy's visual account illustrates though how emotionally taxing this experience actually was for this little girl.

These drawings were apparently hidden away to protect against the possibility of catastrophic social upheaval on Earth. American agents sympathetic to maintaining the isolation of Oz were then recruited to pen the story of Dorothy Gale as a work of fiction, which we know today as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Not only was this child put through a grotesque experience, but when it was over she and her family were strong-armed by the authorities to never mention it again. Dorothy finally had to watch as her life was trivialized in the most despicable way. Her experience was so successfully trivialized over the past 110 years that even today, with the declassification of these drawings, this catalog will also most likely be regarded as fiction.

CLAY RODERY, SPRING 2010"



So now a word about the drawings; each one of the Dorothy drawings also has a partner-illustration that "I" made to give a proper context to Dorothy's sketches.

More info on when Curtains of Oz will be available is forthcoming.
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Kate-Ricochet-1779 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
my fav character looks terrifying:| (Blank Stare)  
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KarinaMacGill Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
lovely stíle, especially the crudeness of the colouring, it gives me the creeps!
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Poppinghenny Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Wow, this pieces is so haunting. It is really captivating in perspective with the corn leaves in front of the scarecrow. My favorite part of this work is the subtle light underneath the leaves, it really gives this work depth. Great job!
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thelonegunman Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
very sinister look for such a heartwarming character.
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VoicesInMyMind Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Kool!, I paint scarecrows,,
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KAIplue Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whoa... that'll certainly scare me off. :O_o:

Awesome work~! :thumbsup:
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