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Spoiled by enayla Spoiled by enayla
Okay, this'll be the last update for a while. I've uploaded these in the wrong order – I did this one before I did the Hajieelkhe piece and before Glimpse of Summer, yet I uploaded those before Spoiled for some reason. This was my entry for the CGchallenge of Master & Servant at CGtalk. I entered, not to win but to have fun – and to my great surprise, I -did- win. My BOXX computer is my best friend now. If you ever have the money to buy a wonderful new system – go BOXX. Unbeatable.

Anyway, please click the bigger version. The small, ratty one doesn't do it justice. I've worked harder on this picture than any other I've ever created and I've never painted so many details into any one canvas :) (this doesn't necessarily mean that it's my best painting... some think it is, some don't. Only thing I CAN say is that it is without doubt my most 'interpreted' piece I've ever done. Everyone has an opinion on what it's about, and a lot don't agree with -my- interpretation... which is fine by me: that's what it's all about. See what you want to see.).

Prints of it available here,
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and here (in the poster book along with others like Ladies of London and Game of Cards),
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Pleaaase take a look at the details, I spent so much time on them :D
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If you want to see the challenge entry, click here:
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For those who haven't seen the M&S entry, here's the write up that goes along with it:

"At times, Nature is the master of Humanity... and at other times, Humanity certainly rules Nature.

Nature makes us hurry inside when she weeps rain upon the world. With hurricanes, she toys with us. Tornadoes are used to punish, earthquakes to throw us about like pebbles in a child's game. We live on her land, and through that, she rules over us. Our very bodies belong to her - they age in rhythm with her, and they are subject to urges and desires that she imposes on us. In some ways, we're little but slaves to Nature's ways.

But Humanity... on the other hand... has found another way to dominate. Humanity destroys what we touch. We reach out towards pretty things in greed, and leave a trail of death behind. We fence the woods in, we run over the animals and poison the seas. Ours is a different kind of mastery but it is one nevertheless. Nature serves us because she has no other choice. Humanity always expects Nature to mend what damage we've done: heal the woods burned down, return the animals hunted to extinction and cleanse the seas... never considering what will happen the day Nature is no longer there to catch us.

In this piece, I tried to show this relationship. Humanity a na´ve yet destructive burden, the smile on her lips slight and dreamy as she thinks of the beautiful flowers she will pluck and the lovely birds she will see while all around her these very things now fade away. She's blind to the destruction she causes. She knows that Nature will be there for her, she knows that there will always be the scent of flowers and always the gentle surge of the sea. She is Nature's master in that Nature has no choice but to try to catch her and always try to mend the damage she has done... but she is Nature's slave because she must breathe the air, drink the water and eat the food that only Nature can give her."
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:iconleirthei:
Oh my ! I love this art! Greetings from POL. :)
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zomicks Apr 7, 2014  New member
Looks divine... like someone painted this in the Renaissance period
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Mrs-SaxoBeat Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I adore this piece and could understand its meaning even before I traced it back here to your deviant art page. What beautiful, meaningful work. This is very personal to me because of my immense love and respect for Nature. Thank you for sharing this with the world.
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holy shit this is amazing
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slssfrncghst Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aaaah, so much love. @.@
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:iconkellywashington:
jesus this is beautiful
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iRainbow-Unicorn Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Fuck, I love all the little details in this... especially Humanity's bloodied hands. Excellent job!
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Catwagons Jan 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe you'll never see this, but.. I had a conversation with someone today that made me think of this picture, and I realized something, looking back on this after almost 7 years. I'm not sure what your personal beliefs are, but, back then this used to be my wallpaper. My father saw it and immediately assumed it was "lesbian". I know that wasn't the point of the picture, and I tried to explain that.

Maybe it shouldn't have been done in anger and frustration, but for some reason, I spat it out. I came out to my father, right then and there. He was angry. But for me, after years of hating myself for the way I felt and what I was, I'd finally worked up the courage to be honest. That small sentence made it easier, later, to be open and honest with my friends and other family. It took a long time, but I was finally able to be myself.

This picture started that, even if that wasn't its intention. So thank you. Your art changed my life.

 
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Anjali25 Mar 20, 2014   Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you for posting your story!!
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:iconfawncy:
I loved reading this, props to both the artist and you!
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