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Whispers of Power #10



House of Cards, Season 3, episode 6, 48:34

Title: Separation

Description: In this scene, we see the vast space between Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire (Robin Wright). Their marriage-cum-political alliance is at its breaking point. Is there, for either of them, any difference between self-preservation, strategic power play, and true courage?

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Contest closes Saturday at noon (US, EST). Winner announced Sunday. Next piece up in one week! Keep tabs on the project and contest at the project website here, review the details of it at the previous post here, or see previous posts in this series here.


  1. This piece is a new step in the series.I change the drawing approach quiet a bit. It is now a more open, rough gesture. I am already preparing the next pieces … still very exciting

  2. I would turn you my other cheek, if only they had not both been beaten and bruised.

  3. Together we can build entire empires
    If we only have the courage to be vulnerable, gentle and honest

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