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#87047 - Fri, 27 Mar 2009 04:19:00 Re: pure art & soul
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Thanks very much H!

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#87048 - Fri, 03 Apr 2009 06:37:00 Re: pure art & soul
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#87049 - Tue, 26 May 2009 01:42:00 Re: pure art & soul
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I've revamped my website with more images uploaded and more galleries...here are the links if anyone is interested...

Eden Gallery

Voice Gallery

Two Worlds Gallery

Myrddin Perspective (archive of earlier artwork)

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#87050 - Sat, 30 May 2009 11:24:00 Re: pure art & soul
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Jen,
Just had look at your updated site (been away this week, apologies)
Well done on your new artwork, it looks great. Thanks for the credit, I'm glad you were able to use one of the images. You seem to be very prolific at the moment, long may it continue. Hope the sales are going well.

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#87051 - Sat, 30 May 2009 20:36:00 Re: pure art & soul
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Thanks H....not nearly prolific enough and wrecked more than one! But several on the go so will upload more soon. I'm having to catch up on work as I got a bit distracted in April - wonder why!? wink

Edited...

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#87052 - Sat, 30 May 2009 23:24:00 Re: pure art & soul
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What happened in April?

Answers on an e-mail to thickhead@thickhead.com

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#87053 - Wed, 17 Jun 2009 21:14:00 Re: pure art & soul
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I've finally psyched myself up to brave posting a few ambient/mood/dreamstate paintings...all have flowed from Ultravox/Midge music since April. Please feel free to comment on whether they work on some level or not as the case may be.... my art seems to be going in various different directions at the moment( I blame Ultravox!)so I could do with honest feedback to help me better judge what works and what doesn't. The originals are better than the scans btw...


'ALL STOOD STILL'


STRANGER WITHIN


'Feeling spirits.........'



'DREAM ON'


Edited to remove some of the images but there are more over in the Eden Gallery if anyone is interested ...

Eden Gallery

Thanks to photographers whose pics helped...H,H & M.....sounds like a retail chain lol!

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#87054 - Wed, 17 Jun 2009 22:15:00 Re: pure art & soul
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Jen, as usual your work is superb. Just lovely.

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#87055 - Thu, 18 Jun 2009 02:20:00 Re: pure art & soul
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Thank you Lynne...that's quite a compliment coming from someone with your talents!

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#87056 - Fri, 19 Jun 2009 16:02:00 Re: pure art & soul
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By eck Jenny, you've been a busy bee haven't you.
Well it's all good stuff once again. Well done wink cool cool

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#87057 - Sun, 21 Jun 2009 21:27:00 Re: pure art & soul
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Thanks Ash. I don't want to bore folk by posting too many but here are a couple of experimental ones ... feel free to critique!

This next one was based on the need for harmony in the world but it seems apt to post it on here given the lack of 'harmony' on certain threads on EV and elsewhere in past weeks... wink Inspired by Midge and his music. Thanks to Rodney for use of his pic!


Harmony

An abstract experiment to 'Rage in Eden' album ...it was wierd to paint...kind of pulls you into it if you have to look at it as long as I did...actually drifted off somewhere whilst painting the spiral lol. Technically the spiral isn't perfect but freehand I'd never achieve that anyway.


Deep Within

And if you want to see the spiel about them here's the link...

Astradyne Gallery

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#87058 - Mon, 22 Jun 2009 03:15:00 Re: pure art & soul
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Excellent work Jen, lovely stuff.

Keep it coming

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#87059 - Wed, 24 Jun 2009 01:06:00 Re: pure art & soul
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H, thank you!

My daughter thinks this next one should be posted...I started it last year but finally went back and finished it last night...painting a face other than Midge's was not easy let alone this particular visage! Not a face I'd want to look at for very long lol! wink Much prefer Midge's! Head/face shape and eyes are right but whether anyone else will know 'who' is debatable. It's not about the face though which is just as well as a portrait painter I will never be lol! wink It's about the powerful energy, the creativity energy that comes from certain music.


'The Astradyne Effect'

I'm torn on title....wavering between 'The Midge Effect' or 'The Astradyne Effect'.....both equally appropriate...any thoughts anyone?

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#87060 - Wed, 24 Jun 2009 01:28:00 Re: pure art & soul
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Well it's all good stuff once again. Well done wink cool cool
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This next one was based on the need for harmony in the world but it seems apt to post it on here....... wink


[b]Harmony
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I know exactly what you both mean. wink All great works as ususal Jen, this one in particular is my favorite of recent times. smile

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#87061 - Wed, 24 Jun 2009 01:35:00 Re: pure art & soul
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...painting a face other than Midge's was not easy let alone this particular visage!........... Head/face shape and eyes are right but whether anyone else will know 'who' is debatable.
Im guessing Sinead O'Conner. If so, its a good likeness. smile

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#87062 - Wed, 24 Jun 2009 02:27:00 Re: pure art & soul
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Nope not Sinead O'Connor though I think I can safely say the person whose photo I worked from would consider that the greatest of compliments! wink

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#87063 - Wed, 24 Jun 2009 02:33:00 Re: pure art & soul
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Great work Amethyst. smile I'd go with 'The Astradyne Effect'. smile

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#87064 - Wed, 24 Jun 2009 02:34:00 Re: pure art & soul
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[b]Well it's all good stuff once again. Well done wink cool cool
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This next one was based on the need for harmony in the world but it seems apt to post it on here....... wink


[b]Harmony
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I know exactly what you both mean. wink All great works as ususal Jen, this one in particular is my favorite of recent times. smile [/b]
Thank you!

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#87065 - Wed, 24 Jun 2009 02:38:00 Re: pure art & soul
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Great work Amethyst. smile I'd go with 'The Astradyne Effect'. smile
Thanks Annis....that's what my daughter thought too so I'll stick with that one....it has been played rather a lot since the tour...and has a better ring to it!

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#87066 - Wed, 24 Jun 2009 18:33:00 Re: pure art & soul
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H, thank you!

My daughter thinks this next one should be posted...I started it last year but finally went back and finished it last night...painting a face other than Midge's was not easy let alone this particular visage! Not a face I'd want to look at for very long lol! wink Much prefer Midge's! Head/face shape and eyes are right but whether anyone else will know 'who' is debatable. It's not about the face though which is just as well as a portrait painter I will never be lol! wink It's about the powerful energy, the creativity energy that comes from certain music.


[b]'The Astradyne Effect'


I'm torn on title....wavering between 'The Midge Effect' or 'The Astradyne Effect'.....both equally appropriate...any thoughts anyone? [/b]
I see Sinead O'Connor in there.

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#87067 - Wed, 24 Jun 2009 18:34:00 Re: pure art & soul
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Originally posted by Amethyst:
[b] H, thank you!

My daughter thinks this next one should be posted...I started it last year but finally went back and finished it last night...painting a face other than Midge's was not easy let alone this particular visage! Not a face I'd want to look at for very long lol! wink Much prefer Midge's! Head/face shape and eyes are right but whether anyone else will know 'who' is debatable. It's not about the face though which is just as well as a portrait painter I will never be lol! wink It's about the powerful energy, the creativity energy that comes from certain music.


[b]'The Astradyne Effect'

I'm torn on title....wavering between 'The Midge Effect' or 'The Astradyne Effect'.....both equally appropriate...any thoughts anyone? [/b]
I see Sinead O'Connor in there. [/b]
When I saw this picture I added my comment there & then without looking further down the thread until afterwards.

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#87068 - Wed, 24 Jun 2009 18:39:00 Re: pure art & soul
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An abstract experiment to 'Rage in Eden' album ...it was wierd to paint...kind of pulls you into it if you have to look at it as long as
[b]Deep Within


And if you want to see the spiel about them here's the link...

Astradyne Gallery [/b]
For me, the Deep Within has the Astradyne Effect. When you look at the centre, that is the start of the synths after the tick, tick etc, then you look at the spiral building outwards as the track builds up to it's peak,You then look at the spiral going back inwards again as the track comes to an end.

Does this make sense? They are all great as usual Jen. smile

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#87069 - Wed, 24 Jun 2009 20:56:00 Re: pure art & soul
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Yes, Snash it makes sense and I see where you are coming from and I was playing Ultravox so....maybe it should be called 'deep within the astradyne effect' instead!? Or 'deep within the Eden effect'...as there is already an Astradyne inspired one being worked on. It's always really interesting to see what other folk get from them (if anything lol)...that's more important than what I saw when I painted them.

As for the face...hmmm it's of a fairly 'invisible' person who mostly keeps a low profile lol but would be very flattered by the Sinead connection just as she was when it was made a few years back by folk! It must be the head/face shape. She's a bit more knackered looking now than when the photo worked from was taken (c2001/2002?)though some who know this person recognized who it was instantly...the clues are in my original post.

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#87070 - Wed, 24 Jun 2009 21:47:00 Re: pure art & soul
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As for the face... It must be the head/face shape.
For me it was more the eyes/eyebrows that drew me to Sinead.

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#87071 - Wed, 24 Jun 2009 21:58:00 Re: pure art & soul
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[b] As for the face... It must be the head/face shape.
For me it was more the eyes/eyebrows that drew me to Sinead. [/b]
Interesting lol! smile

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#87072 - Thu, 25 Jun 2009 02:08:00 Re: pure art & soul
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It's a self portrait! (except you're not bald!)
I think you look more like Paula Wilcox than Sinead Oconnor (in real live that is!)

Loving all the recent work Jen, particularly "All stood still" , "feeling spirits" and "dream on". I think this is some of the most commercial work you've produced so far. That's meant as a compliment by the way.... the spiritual nature if your work does sometimes make it an aquired taste (not a bad thing) but some of these most recent works would appeal to the broadest spectrum of people I think. wink laugh

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#87073 - Thu, 25 Jun 2009 03:14:00 Re: pure art & soul
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It's a self portrait! (except you're not bald!)
I think you look more like Paula Wilcox than Sinead Oconnor (in real live that is!)

Loving all the recent work Jen, particularly "All stood still" , "feeling spirits" and "dream on". I think this is some of the most commercial work you've produced so far. That's meant as a compliment by the way.... the spiritual nature if your work does sometimes make it an aquired taste (not a bad thing) but some of these most recent works would appeal to the broadest spectrum of people I think. wink laugh
Thank you Helen....and yes you're right though it's not really about being a self portrait as such. I worked from an enlarged pic taken earlier this decade when I'd shaved my head and managed a fairly reasonable likeness though the mouth could be better. There were Sinead comments back then....greatest of compliments (and oh I wish!)....it was all downhill from then on to you coming up with PW lol! :rolleyes: Personally I don't think I resemble PW or anyone much! Just me...an alien... wink

Thank you for the comments on the paintings...very much appreciated! I know what you meant and I did take it as a compliment...

PS Edited as too wordy!

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#87074 - Wed, 01 Jul 2009 01:24:00 Re: pure art & soul
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#87075 - Wed, 01 Jul 2009 06:27:00 Re: pure art & soul
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There were Sinead comments back then....greatest of compliments....
....and if i remember rightly, Si likes likes Sinead. smile

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#87076 - Sun, 12 Jul 2009 06:04:00 Re: pure art & soul
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Image removed as painting sold but can still be seen here if anyone interested...

Earth Song

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#87077 - Sat, 01 Aug 2009 10:39:00 Re: pure art & soul
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The "Harmony" picture is beautiful. It really draws you in.............

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#87078 - Sun, 02 Aug 2009 02:11:00 Re: pure art & soul
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The "Harmony" picture is beautiful. It really draws you in.............
Thank you!

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#87079 - Sun, 09 Aug 2009 04:52:00 Re: pure art & soul
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In the words of the song 'this life prepares the strangest things'....not just one solo 'gig' coming up but several....unbelievable! A last minute offer for a solo exhibition in August...I'm trying not to panic with only a week to get it all organized! Elsewhere one has been booked for most of October. Another in April. And a couple of others in the offing...

Reality is none of it would be happening if it wasn't for the Midge effect on my 'art and soul'... Ultravox music has had quite an effect on my art too (even more so this year) so thank you to Midge, Chris, Billy & Warren.

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#87080 - Sun, 09 Aug 2009 05:53:00 Re: pure art & soul
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Congratulations - that sounds great!

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#87081 - Sun, 09 Aug 2009 23:59:00 Re: pure art & soul
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Brilliant Jen,

Tell me more......

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#87082 - Tue, 11 Aug 2009 07:12:00 Re: pure art & soul
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Thanks guys! H, you have mail...

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#87083 - Tue, 18 Aug 2009 19:00:00 Re: pure art & soul
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If any of you are in this area please go and have a look at the 'pure art and soul' exhibition... a mix of c 20+ paintings inspired by Midge and his music, some Ultravox inspired ones plus a few photographic prints.


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#87084 - Thu, 20 Aug 2009 06:06:00 Re: pure art & soul
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fantastic Jen, wish I could be there. Best of luck

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#87085 - Thu, 20 Aug 2009 16:09:00 Re: pure art & soul
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Belated good luck with that Jen. laugh

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#87086 - Fri, 21 Aug 2009 02:58:00 Re: pure art & soul
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Proud ov ya Jen. Well done woohoo mexican

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#87087 - Fri, 21 Aug 2009 04:05:00 Re: pure art & soul
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Aww thanks Lynne, Pete and Ash...it means a lot to me!

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#87088 - Sun, 27 Sep 2009 05:54:00 Re: pure art & soul
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Coming soon...



This one is a bigger venue with much better light and will host a mix of c 40 paintings and photographic prints. If anyone is in the area please go have a look in the upstairs 'gallery'.

And at the risk of sounding boringly repetitive... a huge thank you to the lovely Mr Ure! Also, many thanks to the mighty Ultravox and the photographers whose photos have helped!

Jeez how many times have I got to edit before I get the words right...one of those days!

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#87089 - Mon, 28 Sep 2009 00:33:00 Re: pure art & soul
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Great stuff Jen! laugh

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#87090 - Wed, 30 Sep 2009 12:54:00 Re: pure art & soul
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What are the viewing times of the exibation?

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#87091 - Wed, 30 Sep 2009 23:38:00 Re: pure art & soul
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What are the viewing times of the exibation?
Oops...need to get that info on the flyers too... thanks for the nudge!

Alsager Library opening hours...
Mon & Thurs 9.00 - 5.00
Tues & Fri 9.00 - 7.00
Saturday 9.30 - 1.00
Closed Wednesdays

Though there are times on weekdays when access to the exhibition space may be restricted because of other activities in the area...as soon as I have more info on that I'll update this post.

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#87092 - Thu, 01 Oct 2009 01:39:00 Re: pure art & soul
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Thank you, hoping to get there on a saturday.

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#87093 - Thu, 01 Oct 2009 03:51:00 Re: pure art & soul
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Thank you, hoping to get there on a saturday.
Thank you! smile

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#87094 - Mon, 12 Oct 2009 20:06:00 Re: pure art & soul
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Jen,
Thank you, i called in with my girlfriend on saturday to view your excellent paintings. Had a bonus when we got there an array of stunning photographs too. Are you going to bring them to the wirral sometime soon?
Kindest Regards,
Scott

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#87095 - Tue, 13 Oct 2009 06:17:00 Re: pure art & soul
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Thanks very much Scott...you're too kind! But it's appreciated! wink smile

I'd love to do one in Chester next year if it's feasible. There are a couple of others in Cheshire this year.

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#87096 - Thu, 15 Oct 2009 21:10:00 Re: pure art & soul
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