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night writing by nattrozanska night writing by nattrozanska
Text reads: this doesn't compare to the feel of your skin

Following this piece being featured as a Daily Deviation (massive honour, thank you) and it's subsequent popularity, I feel the need to tell the story behind it. This time last year I undertook a project entitled 'Being an Island' in which I denied myself physical human contact for the duration of 2 months, to better understand and appreciate touch and tactile communication, and to see the effect this had on me as an artist and person. This piece was one of the first pieces I made during that time, sadly I can't remember exactly when, maybe about a month in. It's a pretty accurate account of where my head was at that time, and basically sums up the whole project pretty concisely.
More in-depth documentation of the project can be found here: [link]

Now available to buy on etsy: [link]
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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-10-11
Suggester says: In a great visual poem, the medium is inseparable from the message. This piece engages the reader on a tactile level as well as a visual one, and is made even stronger thereby. night writing by ~kidahGEEK ( Suggested by HaveTales-WillTell and Featured by Nichrysalis )
Partner-in-crime Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Words cannot accuratly convey my utter awe and admiration of this piece of utter brilliance.

Thank you for sharing this.
nattrozanska Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
You've made me feel pretty fantastic about my abilities as a writer today, thank you so much =)
Partner-in-crime Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thats because you are a fantastic writer!
nattrozanska Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Writer
Aw, shucks =)
Partner-in-crime Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Kokorookaikasuru Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I love the "Being an Island" project, it just seems so thoughtful and in-depth. It makes me wonder, even though I am already such a non-touchy person, if I went that long without contact how would I feel?
And this art is just... it's fascinating and wonderful to say the least. Braille is amazing
nattrozanska Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks so much, and I couldn't agree more, I have such a fascination with Braille, I find the idea of a tactile language amazing, and it's such fun to work with. I started this project almost two years ago now but I still can't seem to stop working with it. It's a medium I think I will always use.
NICOLAMAZZILLI Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013   Artist

non tutti sapranno capire l'importanza d'una strada
nemmeno dopo averla attraversata.

NICOLA MAZZILLI (libero pensatore) 15.03.2013 ore 09.49

una mia riflessione in risposta a NIGHT WRITING by *kidahGEEK

il tuo “night writing” in italiano mi piace tradurlo “comunicare al buio”

- PROJECT: not everyone will understand the importance of a road even after the crossing.
- your "night writing" in Italian, I like to translate "talk in the dark"
nattrozanska Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Writer
Talk in the dark, I like that. It has the exact same feeling and connotations I feel this piece should have. Thank you =)<sub>
smilewithlove Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I have featured your wonderful piece of work in my journal, which can be found here [link]
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