Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
In Case of Emergency... by Elandain In Case of Emergency... by Elandain
Full title: "In Case of Emergency, Break Glass."

This is satirizing the "inconvenience" unborn life places on women in Western society, and the relative convenience our country has provided in disposing of that life.

Painter X, Photoshop CS3

Older concept version here: [link]
Newer concept version here: [link]
Add a Comment:
 

Daily Deviation

Given 2009-08-13
In Case of Emergency... by *Elandain - Though scary at some extent, the perspective the author has on the act of abortion is consistent, presenting it both as an act that must be executed with utmost responsibility, yet as a damaging act, no matter the circumstance of its manifestation. It's nice to see such a nice executed depiction of fragility - both of the mother and of the fetus - in such a decent, yet detailed manner. ( Suggested by blackdoom and Featured by archanN )
:iconvueiy-visarelli:
To me, this is a really powerful piece. Ever since I learned of the atrocity of abortion, I've been strongly against it.

Technically speaking, this work is excellently done. The colors, blending, and the play of light and shadow work well together, giving off a feeling of both cold loneliness and the warmth of life.

The concept is also executed very well. Although it might not necessarily be an "emergency," breaking the glass here will have a definite effect on both the mother and child. This small, fragile life will be gone forever, and the mother will be left with the scar from having ended it herself, leaving a hollowness inside.

As a mother myself, I know the joy of having a little life kicking around inside my belly, and my greatest fear at the time was possibly losing her. This sort of thing is not something to be taken lightly. As shown here, this baby is extremely vulnerable, having no one to protect him or her but the very one who may end the child's life.

As I mentioned before, this is really an excellent work, quite provocative, and simply mesmerizing. Certainly deserved the DD!
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
892 out of 1149 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

:iconcelestialmango:
celestialmango Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Student General Artist
A baby this old legally cannot be aborted..... 
Reply
:icondj-zephyr:
DJ-Zephyr Featured By Owner 15 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
A bold statement. I approve.
Reply
:iconredmarian:
RedMarian Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
Hi there ! Your artwork is really betiful and meaningful, so I want to say that first : U awsome.

I'm an eastern girl. One of those that could not have an abortion, because, even if it's an "accident", I would want to meet my child. And I was already like this when I was younger, surely too young to carry a baby and offer that child a good life.

But I agree with supernaturalsneezes. In fact, I won't judge a woman that is okay with abortion. Our Western socity, even if they accept it in law, still regard the women that have an abortion with a sad kind of disgust. Women that choose it have enoght to deal with their conscious and I don't wish to stigmatize them like I would do when I was younger. I greately respect life, even unborn and non-conscious one. But I have to admit that the first life I must respect is the one that is alive, even with faults and maybe sins. This is the first person that needs love in my opinion. I don't pity them, that is their choice. And a woman has the right to define herself because she has the choice.

Not every one is strong, or, saddly, rich enought to permit herselves to give birth. Babies are not puppets, nor the dolls that will love us her mother forever. Unborn child permit a future for the one who will actually be given birth "at the right time". When you can offer them a life where they can choose their path, not starving for things you can't give them when you are too young, or when the partener isn't the one that will make a good father.

I admire the woman that continue even if the borth of a child complicate their life greately. But I admire them because they choosed it. And even if I could't do an abortion for personnal sake, I understand and respect the woman who do it because they know that's the best for herselves, their family, and the unborn child.

Every law and liberties have their leaks. But because I respect life, I repsect the possibility of choosing a time when you want to meet or not your child for a woman. Or a man ! Because their two lives are as meaningful than the unborn one.

Again, great art piece !
Reply
:iconmajestmedia:
MajestMedia Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  New member
very interesting art!!
Reply
:iconnexumd:
NexumD Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely artwork =3=
Reply
:iconmisselis134:
misselis134 Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  New member Hobbyist Artist
Nice...
Reply
:iconsh00p14:
sh00p14 Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh god. pro-life propaganda.
Reply
:iconsupernaturalsneezes:
supernaturalsneezes Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Super inaccurate for most abortions though, because the "fetus" is usually aborted before it actually looks anything like this. (It just looks like a blob of cells, no bigger than a coin, that does NOT have a any organs or anything, much less a heartbeat). Also, ironically, your title "In Case of Emergency" hits the nail right on the head. This is not done all willy nilly, it's done when something is awry.
Reply
:icongmax5:
Gmax5 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Are you... Pro-Life by any chance?
Reply
:iconthymelight17:
thymelight17 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I am actually semi pro-abortion. I don't like the idea of there being laws against what I can and can't do with my body, but I also know that there are people out there who would abuse the right of being able to have them. That being said, this piece is absolutely stunning and I think it is a very good representation of how it can be "convenient" for some women. Absolutely wonderful job. I am very moved by this piece. :)
Reply
:iconsanguine-beauty:
Sanguine-Beauty Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I love this piece. It's got a very powerful message an executes it well. Personally, I'm pro-choice on the abortion debate.
I don't think it atrocious or shameful, but it is a huge decision to make and is definitely damaging. This piece portrays that well.
Reply
:iconredmarian:
RedMarian Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
I want to thumbs up that comment !
Reply
:iconsanguine-beauty:
Sanguine-Beauty Featured By Owner 10 hours ago
:)
Reply
:iconmelanie-sama:
Melanie-sama Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Student Artist
Same. I see a lot of arguments here, but I'm kind of sad to see that nobody took pregnancy through rape into consideration. I'm especially pro-choice in situations like that. Of course, also in the case of health risks, being unable to support both oneself and the child financially, etc.
Reply
:iconsanguine-beauty:
Sanguine-Beauty Featured By Owner 10 hours ago
For me, I don't feel like I would consider abortion for myself in most cases. However, I am glad to live
in a country where I can make that decision for myself. While I may never resort to that decision, I will
still fight for my right to make it.
Reply
:iconmelanie-sama:
Melanie-sama Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  Student Artist
Eh, same, actually...

I'm just planning to have safe sex when... er... IF that first time ever happens. ^^; It's way too early for me to get preggers at this stage of my life, and won't have to make that decision that way. I'm 21 or so, so I'm not even sure if I want to have kids or not in the future. I think I'll just finish school first, then maybe find that ONE crazy guy who I won't scare off with my trademark brand of craziness. :)
Reply
:iconmagnumopus7001:
Magnumopus7001 Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  New member Professional General Artist
Wait are you 21 and you have never had sex? What the hell?
Reply
:iconredmarian:
RedMarian Featured By Owner Edited 16 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
Who do I do mini essays when people say it with a line ?
Totally with you.
Reply
:iconmelanie-sama:
Melanie-sama Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Student Artist
High five there, awesome person. :highfive:
Reply
:iconredmarian:
RedMarian Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
High-five! 
Reply
:iconcheesexxmistress:
cheesexxmistress Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Some people might appreciate that convenience when that 'precious' bun in the oven becomes a health risk, or a burden they know they can't financially carry. The fact that people prioritize the fetus' health more than the mother to be is just as shameful.
Reply
:iconspex9000:
Spex9000 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I have to say, i agree with the death risk making it okay, but financial? Seriously, is money worth more than life?

The fact anyone can objectify any human life is sad.

Not trying to start a debate, i just felt it needed to be said. If you respond negatively then i wont respond because this is a very delicate subject.
Reply
:iconstars-in-the-ocean:
Stars-In-The-Ocean Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I dont want to start a debate either, I just thought I would give you my take on the financial part :)

it might be that they dont have money to support a child, or even if they are putting the child up for adoption, they may not be able to financially support themselves whilst pregnant (along with more food and nutrients being needed, I would assume there are a lot of necessary items pregnant women need). Also, a lot of the time being pregnant means taking time off work, and they may not be able to afford that since a lot of countries do not offer maternity leave or paid leave at all. Although I personally think if there is anyway to avoid an abortion because of financial reasons than you should do that instead (even if it means moving in with your parents).
Reply
:iconefrashogoki:
EFRASHOGOKI Featured By Owner 1 day ago
True!
Reply
:iconshin03:
shin03 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
clever! and very true.
Reply
:iconzbluez:
Zbluez Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This piece is fantastic. Abortion is a very big choice with serious consequences one way or the other, and women and men should avoid being put in that position if at all possible. But that is what it must remain, a choice.
Reply
:iconalexander941:
Alexander941 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Interesting, although i think it is not such an easy decision.

btw.:Would it be a good thing to move pregnancy outside the female body, into something like an artificial "Egg", or would this leave the child with some sort of damage?
Reply
:iconspex9000:
Spex9000 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
That is actually a good idea. It would make having a child possible for women with health risks.
Reply
:iconsugarbabykk:
sugarbabykk Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
QnQ AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW MY GOD!
Reply
:icondavcker:
DavCker Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good visual message!!  
Reply
:icontimfluer2013:
timfluer2013 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, um, someone stole your art: cooooooooper.deviantart.com/ar…
Reply
:iconbookwriter22:
BookWriter22 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
This picture is so.....I cant even put it into words. It makes me sad, it amazes me, it just I don't know. Good job though!
Reply
:iconhannah-little:
Hannah-Little Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
While I am personally pro women having the choice to abort a fetus if they see fit, it heartens me to know we live in a world in which people are free to express their personal political views - and in this case in such a well-executed and expertly done way.

It is a very fitting piece, with a lovely colour pallet, and a very nice use of visual metaphors.

I feel it worth pointing out that while I am pro-choice of abortion, if a baby reaches THIS stage of development as depicted, one should never abort the baby as it could cause adverse health-complications for everyone involved. There is a definite cut-off point as to when you can abort.
Reply
:iconcyrusthelegacy:
cyrusthelegacy Featured By Owner 1 day ago
This is so many things, I can't even describe how this touches me. Beyond beauty, beyond sadness; so many things. Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece
Reply
:icondoitnowmove:
doitnowmove Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member
After 30 minutes hard sex get good sleep men and women
tinyurl.hu/K4wz/
Reply
:iconlittlemisssardonic:
LittleMissSardonic Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member  Traditional Artist
Congrats on the DD! This is a very powerful piece. You captured the concept very well. Keep up the good work!
Reply
:iconzatara09:
zatara09 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Amazing illustration 👍 👍...
Reply
:iconpinchback:
pinchback Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
I feel the question of abortion is less complicated when you stop believing the fundamental myth that we are not all interconnected. Thought-provoking piece beautifully executed.
Reply
:iconcherryadopt:
CherryAdopt Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it
Reply
:iconmirakralik:
mirakralik Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member
This is kinda creepy, but it's beautiful, love the balance of coldness and warmth. 
Reply
:iconpyrosaitan1:
Pyrosaitan1 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
"western society"
yeah coz those chinks just LOVE teen pregnancies
Reply
:iconkurenai-tsukiyomi:
Kurenai-Tsukiyomi Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Photographer
would it be okay if i shared your picture on facebook? i would of course give u full credit and share your link
Reply
:iconspex9000:
Spex9000 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I dont think you'll get an answer, he left dA a while back, he left it activated so people could still see his art.
Reply
:iconkurenai-tsukiyomi:
Kurenai-Tsukiyomi Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Photographer
Oh wow Thanks: )
Reply
:iconspex9000:
Spex9000 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
No problem. :D
Reply
:iconkurenai-tsukiyomi:
Kurenai-Tsukiyomi Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Photographer
I absolutely love this... very deep meaning
Reply
:icondeviantyouusedtoknow:
DeviantYouUsedToKnow Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member
Food for thought: the issue of abortion may be too complex to be divided into the two camps of pro life and pro choice. Obviously people shouldn't be have abortions for convenience (which is the most common reason, don't even lie), but at the same time I imagine abortion may be a medical necessity in some situations. I've been taught that the best kind of strike is a preemptive one, and I believe that holds true here: emphasize to the public how serious these kind of decisions are. If necessary make abortions harder to get without a valid medical or psychological reason. Whatever your opinion on the matter, I think we can all agree that deciding to terminate a pregnancy is NOT a decision that should be made lightly.
Reply
:iconrubberduckielampost:
rubberduckielampost Featured By Owner 1 day ago
wow, what a wonderful thing to say.  And i thoroughly agree.  This is not an issue for those who see things in black and white.  compromise is hard to write into law and sometimes, even harder to actually carry out.  But the struggle doesn't mean it isn't worth it.  In fact, it is almost always the best option.  Thank you for adding such a refreshing point of view to this commentary.   
Reply
:iconinfinitybeing:
InfinityBeing Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
All of the yes.
Reply
:iconmusicisthenewspeech:
musicisthenewspeech Featured By Owner 1 day ago   Traditional Artist
I love you statement, I've been reading all the comments on this picture and yours is the one that is most mature and composed.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
October 4, 2008
Image Size
165 KB
Resolution
750×1000
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
161,166 (1,492 today)
Favourites
8,786 (who?)
Comments
4,394
×