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THE ART WARRIORS
- About the beginning of a new revolution -


* An escalation by Beau Cyphre *


Keep your art free! Don't diss yourself with watermarks, don't shrink your vision - and don't fear the illusion of art theft.

Just wrote it down in my Twitter as another stroke, and this sword's sharp enough to make you think. All art is about sharing, and what I get is what I give: Everything's in the flow, and it's time to give up the illusion of personal importance. I'm not saying you're dispensable. I think you're better as a living and responding part of all the energy floating inside and outside of ourselves. We're all dead now, and to live we need to transcend the barriers we put up all the time. There's freedom outside the borders, and the sight to a far away horizon leads just to another and another illusional horizon.
Real life is endless, and we're all made to travel really far. We've come a long way, and sometimes we feel so bad that we want to give up, but then we feel the power within and stick to our vision, trying to manifest the myriad of colors of life.
Heads we're dancing, and sharing our kisses is like sharing our breath: We do it all the time, and we do it worldwide. This thing is universal, and there's really nothing that belongs just to ourselves.

"But I need to live! I need to make money with my art!"

Yes, you can hear them all scream now, and these are the voices of the dead. Ask Leonardo if his art belongs to him, ask Michelangelo. There's nothing we can own, and we're just out of control if we try to do so. But if we let go and if we're becoming able to share our visions, there's never been greater inspiration than this.

This is for all the artists who have a wild dream, who try to do something special with their art - for those who live and feel the sense of a real worldwide community.

So do you wanna join the Art Warriors? Just put down your watermarks, let your art shine and share your soul with all of us. The revolution has just begun.



Evolution:

This is for all the artists who have a wild dream, who try to do something special with their art - for those who live and feel the sense of a real worldwide community.

With the additional sentence it's clear now that there's more to come than art without watermarks, people with no fear of "art theft". The WARRIORS are some special kind of guys, they believe in the things they do, and more than that they believe in beauty. They communicate the world they live in, and they really appreciate words straight from the heart. The ART WARRIORS try to be not too self-centered in the things they're doing, they give and get inspiration, therefore becoming divine muses of THE ART itself.

THE WARRIORS are active members of the deviantART-Community, but their first goal is far from getting popular. Popularity may come along the way, but it's more a challenge than a gift because they're aware that art's much too soon corrupted by the attention of "the too many".
They believe more in commenting than giving "favs", and they are eager to give something back to all the other artists that inspire them. So love is a circle, and sharing the ART means sharing the WORD, and in metaphors we dance now.

Peace and be wild! **

** Sample from the history of THE NEW POWER GENERATION
Image: Little Lover Reborn, © hakanphotography

Firestarter was just the first picture in an installment of alternating works of the WARRIORS.

Little Lover Reborn is the ninth one in this series. Akif Hakan Celebi gives reality a surrealistic touch, and here he does the impossible: He's just stopping time.

If you're an Art Warrior, we'll need 2 commit an ART CRIME 2gether, and an ART CRIME it will be. Stay tuned!


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If art's a crime, then crime could be a new form of art.
If a crime feels like art and GOD is by your side - who's 2 blame? 
THE ART CRIMES: The revolution is NOW.



The Art Warriors:

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Do you wanna join the Art Warriors? Just put down your watermarks, let your art shine and share your soul with all of us. The revolution has just begun.


The message:

I think you're one of THE ART WARRIORS, and I'm proud to get to know you via your art. "Art Warriors" are strange creatures in a world that's moving so fast like our world today, and maybe they're really mad in the head. What makes them strong is that they believe in greater things, and most of all they believe in love and feel the power of the waves that are coming in and are going out from all of us.
If you feel offended by my idea and don't want to be a part of it, just tell me in a short message or comment, and I'll remove your avatar. But if you agree, please spread the word! Maybe there's a chance to start a revolution.

If U get the message, I really believe you're one of them.


"With an all-knowing mind made in God's image
U can create as ur creator, God, intended:
With love, honor and respect 4 every living thing in the universe.
Separation ceases, and we all become one being
Singing the one song"

Prince, One Song




Sure, there are some people around the world who copy and paste pictures and works of others and try to make money of it, but so what? I'm just thinking about what I would feel if they did this with my art. Could I really feel offended by someone who estimates some of my works so precious that he thinks these works will earn him a living? Perhaps I should wish him good luck and thank him for looking at my creations with such admiring eyes.

Related thoughts: Thieves like us
Thieves like us

The Art of Stealing
or: Everybody is stealing art

* An escalation by Beau Cyphre *

In the last weeks and months I read a lot of journals and statements in the deviantART-community concerning the anger and frustration about art theft, and I'd never been able to get the point and feel the same.
Sure, there are some people around the world who copy and paste pictures and works of others and try to make money of it, but so what? I'm just thinking about what I would feel if they did this with my art. Could I really feel offended by someone who estimates some of my works so precious that he thinks these works will earn him a li



***


There's a risk in taking pictures of living things, and the greatest risk is when you don't know which ones are alive and which are not. I'd always been a hunter, and when I got my first camera I tried to hunt down as many things as I could. My pretty camera was oh so little, but thinking about all the secrets I kept inside I got the vision of a really big thing, and my camera first became a house, then a palace and at last a mighty kingdom in my mind...

The story: THE ART CRIMES: Hidden Things
THE ART CRIMES: Hidden Things

* A story by Beau Cyphre - with an illustration by Untold-Paige *

There's a risk in taking pictures of living things, and the greatest risk is when you don't know which ones are alive and which are not. I'd always been a hunter, and when I got my first camera I tried to hunt down as many things as I could. My pretty camera was oh so little, but thinking about all the secrets I kept inside I got the vision of a really big thing, and my camera first became a house, then a palace and at last a mighty kingdom in my mind.
Everything was made for this kingdom, and there was nothing I couldn't take. All mine for a w





Closer: Beau Cyphre @ Facebook


Beau Cyphre / Art & Photography



May I... watch? Or shall I go any... further? I'm not the one to ask, and you're not the one to complain about things that feel so good. I never knew that my tongue could do things like that, and while your fingers do the walk in and out, my wild dreams are all about the smell and taste of your precious, your oh so precious red rose, and when I'm finally there you're completely there, too: The best things always come in one, but I will ask for the second coming.

Taken from: THE ART CRIMES: Private Party
THE ART CRIMES: Private Party

* An escalation by Beau Cyphre - with an illustration by bittersweetvenom *

Did you ever think about all the things you could do when you're alone? Sure you did, and you know a lot of games to play at your private party. 
I think there'll be some of your friends with you right now, and it feels great to celebrate your birthday, but in the end you're alone in the night, and the best of all pleasures come in the dark. I dreamed about these hands tonight, moving in circles and the fingers doing all their little dances, their spins and turns until you get higher and higher.
Orgasm feels like flying sometimes



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MonkeyF Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
i love that

art nowadays truly needs a revoltion like this!
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BeauCyphre Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you!
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pieton Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
I've been waiting for something like this.
I completely agree. This way, the artist sets the image free, allowing it to live organically with the rest of the world. It engenders a sense of detachment and less room for pride.

After all, all beauty in art is a reflection of the beauty of our Creator. It doesn't really "belong" to us at all.

In response to the cries of "But I need to live! I need to make money with my art!" an internal monologue we've all had I'm sure...I think it's the same with downloading/buying music:
If you love it enough - buy a print? Simply communicate with the artist? And help share their work?

To celebrate the fact that art brings us all together, I think we need to let go of ourselves as "The Artist" to some extent.

I like this: The ART WARRIORS try to be not too self-centered in the things they're doing, they give and get inspiration, therefore becoming divine muses of THE ART itself.

Good stuff!
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BeauCyphre Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you very much for your thoughts and the feedback!
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painfullycold Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not a bad idea, more people should know about this.
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BeauCyphre Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you very much :)!
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BakuSpirit Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist
This is genius.
♥☮
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BeauCyphre Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Writer
Don't know anything about genius. I feel, I write - it's just like that. Thanks for reading!
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BakuSpirit Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist
No problem ♥
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Annalu-Chan Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
this is such a wonderful and true project. i really want to be part of it!!
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BeauCyphre Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you very much! I'll take a look at your page and art and think it over.
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fishandspaghetti Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
I'm really confused, but like the writing style. There it is.
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BeauCyphre Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks :).
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uglybug Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
Wise words!

I agree with you about the need to bring back art as ART, not just as a business/hobby. I think we need to throw away any hierarchy of art and simply appreciate the aesthetic and abstract beauty of it.

I agree with you :]
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BeauCyphre Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you for reading, and thank you especially for supporting the idea, Ella! :glomp:
Absolutely true what you said. If art is just business, it becomes shallow, lifeless and powerless.
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uglybug Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Agreed! It can be business, and that is amazing. But to be considered art it has to have a mind behind it :]
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BeauCyphre Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Writer
:heart:
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SaekoCivillianRebel Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I couldn't have said it better!
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uglybug Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
:hug:
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Steeeffiii Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ah, die Sache mit den Wasserzeichen.. ich hab's mal probiert, aber es fühlte sich einfach nicht "richtig" an. Irgendwie haben mir meine Bilder OHNE immer am besten gefallen :D
und wenn es um Diebstahl geht.. das kann eine mitten im Bild platzierte Signatur auch nicht unbedingt verhindern.
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BeauCyphre Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Writer
Ja, denke ich auch (Letzteres). Und ja, es zerstört einfach zuvieles von der Wirkung, finde ich.
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Steeeffiii Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
das stimmt :)
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BlindEyeTwist Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Das hört sich sehr gut an - cool, dass du dabei an mich denkst ;)

Ich wäre dabei oder so - Wasserzeichen hab ich eh keins (glaub ich?^^) :)
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BlindEyeTwist Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Ich werd mir morgen oder so mal die Zeit nehmen, das hier alles durchzulesen - hört sich auf jeden Fall nach etwas außergewöhnlichen an. :)
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IsisPina Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this couldn't be more truthful and more inspiring! It's so beautiful how art IS our life.. I often ask myself "who would I be if I had never met art at all?"... and I can never come up with an answer. I just can't imagine how dull life would be without art. And we ARE all art warriors, no matter how bad or how good what you are creating is, it's still extraordinary. It's like a part of your soul worked out into a picture (painting or anything). And yes.. no watermarks! (respecting others personal choices) Why create art if you are going to be so afraid? Art is a form of liberation.. not something you should be scared about what will happen when you do it.
That's why we are warriors after all, because we are not afraid and not tied to any fears :) What we are doing is so beyond the "fast life", so wild!
I'm so happy you included me :) i've never thought of myself that way..
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BeauCyphre Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you very much for your feedback, Isis! Because of an update of the Warriors and so many things happening right now in my life, it took me more than two days to start with an answer, and I'm sorry for the delay. Yes, we all are warriors, you're right, 'cause we try: We try to see another horizon nobody ever has seen before, and seeing it means describing it to all sisters and brothers on this planet. Maybe you've never thought of yourself that way, but you just feel that it's right; it's a good feeling to let go and become so much more than the small person we all learned to be. Education ceases, and by forgetting all the shit that we've "learned" in so many boring lessons in school we finally become free human beings.
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withthelight Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012   Writer
Das ist wundervoll. Und so wahr. Eine Geschichte, die wir erzählen, ganz egal wie, lebt genau dadurch, dass sie wandert. Jeder Atemzug hält sie am Leben. Sie ist auf der Reise. Wie fraglich ist es dann sie einzusperren, sie für sich zu behalten. Sie gehört nicht mir, sie steht für sich selbst. Ich bin gerne, sehr gerne ein Teil dieser Idee xx
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BeauCyphre Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Writer
Vielen Dank für dein schönes und sehr poetisches Feedback, Ilke, und sorry für meine recht späte Antwort!
Ich freue mich sehr, dass du diese Idee so magst, und noch mehr freue ich mich darüber, dich hier auf deviantART gefunden zu haben. :glomp:
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TheLodger Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
True words! :peace:
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BeauCyphre Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you! And thanks for supporting the idea.
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sleighbelles Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful and has completely changed my perspective on how I view my own art and others. Wow wow wow wow wow
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BeauCyphre Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you very much :)!
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fictionalnostalgia Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student General Artist
featured here [link]
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BeauCyphre Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you very much :)!
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fictionalnostalgia Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student General Artist
I believe I've part of this, watermarks are annoying and stupid. Art theft will still happen without it!
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BeauCyphre Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Writer
You'll get the message now, and yes, you are one of the warriors :)!
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hiperanimefreek Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
This sounds very deep and artistic and all, but art theft is no illusion. People do rely on their work to make a living, they aren't "dead" because of that. Don't mock them. Art is not diminished by ownership, (though it is by water marks.) nor is creativity or inspiration hindered by it. Saying "don't steal from me" doesn't make borders, or barriers. That makes no sense.

Don't tell me to ask Leonardo anything, hes dead, I have no idea what he would have said to me. Furthermore he was insane and self destructive and miserable. You know he tried to sell his art too, tried to make a living off it. No one wanted his stuff, but that never stopped him from painting. YOUR Art is for YOU, not the viewer. Art can be shared but it will never be to the on-looker what it is to the artist. My art is my own, and it is precious to me. Its part of me. To steal my art is to steal a peace of my heart and mind and claim its yours.

So please, drop the melodrama. This is not a war, this is not a revolution, this is your view off art. Lets not insult people because they care what happens to their art.
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BeauCyphre Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Writer
Please, just read it again!
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hiperanimefreek Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
I did. My opinion still has not change.
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krevez Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student Photographer
I see it as impossiable to own any art at all, because that would mean that YOU are the one who created that thing in the world, meaning that your the only human who has ever thought of that thing or saw something as how you wanted it to be. you know what i mean? to say that you own an art is foolish, because art is everything and everywhere.

not sure if any of that made sense LOL but that's my rant of it :3
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BeauCyphre Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Writer
I think there's a lot of truth in what you said.
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krevez Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student Photographer
thank you :3
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NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
die idee ist großartig. kunst ist frei. kunst ist wertlos, aber trotzdem so kostbar. ich bin gerne ein teil. nein, nicht nur "gerne". ich bin ganz begeistert, überhaupt ein teil sein zu dürfen. danke bo, danke. spread the word. :heart:
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BeauCyphre Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Danke! Dann mach die Idee bekannt, wenn du Lust dazu hast und wirklich davon überzeugt bist. Mir geht es nicht um Pageviews oder Favoriten oder sowas, aber du hast definitiv 'ne Menge Leute auf deiner Page, die hinsichtlich allem, was du machst, sehr aufmerksam sind. Ich glaube, es wäre verdammt cool, wenn mehr Menschen als bisher über eine solche Idee nachdenken würden. Falls du mir dabei helfen willst, wäre das einfach klasse.
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NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
ich überlege noch, wie ich die sache geschickt angehen kann, aber ich denke, ich werde es dezent aber offensichtlich ein wenig auf meiner seite und unter meinen bildern "vermarkten". ;P :)
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BeauCyphre Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Writer
Ja, vielleicht ist das eine gute Idee. Wobei es nur Sinn macht, wenn du von der Sache an sich wirklich überzeugt bist.
Ich denke, dass es letztendlich sehr wichtig ist, dass es nicht missverstanden wird: Es geht ja nicht darum, dass irgendjemand die Rechte an seinen Werken frei geben soll. Urheberrecht ist wichtig, aber wie bei allem kann man es übertreiben.
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CaveCanem42 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Wie den anderen Artikel "thieves like us" finde ich auch diesen Text sehr sehr spannend.
(so wie auch die anschließenden Diskussionen und Beiträge)
Ich denke, dass wir uns selber oft zu wichtig nehmen ist in vielen Bereichen ein Problem.
Wir machen uns unser Leben selber oft schwerer (oder komplizierter) als es sein müsste.
Aber vielleicht stimmt es ja und Veränderung beginnt im Kleinen... Es wäre auf alle Fälle spannend zu sehen, wohin das führen kann...

Danke für die Einladung! :)
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BeauCyphre Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Writer
Ich finde es spannend, dass - und auf welche Weise - du liest, und dass du anscheinend nichts oberflächlich betrachtest. Die Einladung ist selbstverständlich, und ich danke dir sehr für dein ausführliches und erneut sehr interessantes Feedback! :glomp:
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konsi66 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Photographer
:hug: good idea!
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BeauCyphre Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you, Dorota! Great, that you like it :).
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