As the world went hungry, it bred much conflict among the people. The world had changed since it was torn apart. The air was filled with poison and the earth eroded into endless impassable marshes. Nations scattered for the sake of self-preservation. Panic seized the masses upon realizing the fact all their resources were waning.
Those who had the most resources, naturally controlled the earth, and they made all those who came to them work on their plantations. They worked like slaves, in hopes of a mouthful of food from their rulers who now lived in the sky.
Some slaves wandered alone or gathered into smaller groups. They hunted in the wild or plundered crops from their owners using stolen equipment and weaponry. The dissented slaves attacked their rulers in the sky by becoming invisible on the ground. They took down any resistance they met from their rulers carefully one by one.
I started working on this painting slowly back in april 2007. There was a lot of dead time during the process. I had so many different ideas; some derived from older work I've done, and some who I haven't finished yet. It finally turned into this, which is a story about hunger and evolution - perhaps more about revolution.
The light and color scheme has been very challenging and experimental to me. I spent hours studying light. My eyes are tired. It is like an opposite of everything. Some of you might also recognize the weird influence by the good old Caspar David :)
Painted in Photoshop using a Wacom Intuos 3.
Original resolution is 8500x6400 px
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