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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,
and here (in the poster book along with others like Ladies of London and Game of Cards),

Pleaaase take a look at the details, I spent so much time on them :D

If you want to see the challenge entry, click here:

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 naïve 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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Lonewolf-Sparrowhawk's avatar

We are Sisters––

Man the elder

And Earth the younger.

We were not meant to be Masters,

But Caretakers...

freestar170's avatar

I love this painting, it's absolutely gorgeous.

Is it still possible to get a print? It seems that the link above does not work anymore.

Warfoundtaco's avatar

Yeah, there's no way to get a print anymore, unless you get a print made from the JPG she posted. It's not a great resolution for printing but it might look passable.

The cgsociety store is long gone and there aren't any higher resolution versions of the image (that we can acquire), sadly.

Krysofearth's avatar

This is absolutely enshanting and I love it

osiou's avatar

I remember seeing this around 2006 - 2007... when I was finishing primary school. Now I am 27 and I am still in love with this piece.

I love this piece so much that I did my art final on it!

MixterVEE's avatar
to this day, this is one of the most beautiful pieces of art ive seen. and i first saw it well over ten years ago. damn.
MichaelTheArchArtist's avatar
This is very interesting. It flows in an airy medium. Is this paint, or a computer manipulation? Very colorful and surreal!
OrdoGemini's avatar
Oh my god, this is a brilliant masterpiece! Oops! Heart +fav 
nelehjr's avatar
YOU THERE!!! I found this on pintrest and had to go searching to find it on here. You are to be congratulated! This is gorgeous!
floortjeleanne's avatar
This is the most beautiful, most amazing thing I have ever seen!
coollikealex's avatar
this is both sad and pretty 
coollikealex's avatar
notice how everything on humanities side is dead or dying 
coollikealex's avatar
what a toxic relationship
mikemumbled's avatar
amazing work, a poetic inspiration
EmilyEverwood's avatar
Found a group i like, that used your photo and I'm not aware if you know of it yet or if its okay for them to use it. Just wanted to let you know.…
Raxatech's avatar
Both the art and the story behind it are beautiful to behold.  Excellently executed.
cyber-wendy's avatar
Your view on it (you went on about how so many disagree with you) is the most tragically beautiful thing I've came across in my life. And you portraited it so brilliantly on this amazing piece! Congratulations for such an amazing work and talent!
DominikaCebula's avatar
your style looks like old oil paintings on canvas Bear Emoji-03 (Love) [V1]  i love it!!
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oliviacolomar's avatar
This is my absolute favourite piece right now. I love it so so much, it reminds me of something really personal and hits home super well. Nicely done.
SciurusUli's avatar
Fantastic - devastating sensual seduction leading to a catastrophy!?
(I like especially the feet, to me they seem to be very difficult!)
k-i-t-t-n's avatar
Fascinating, very deep work. Long wanted to find it =) Thanks!
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