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January 1, 2017
Boundless by yuumei
Featured by lovelessdevotions
Suggested by slox-san
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From the depth of the ocean
To the limitless sky
Open a book, open your mind
This world is boundless
So let your imagination fly


Happy almost Thanksgiving, everyone!

I grew up in a small apartment in China and was raised by my grandparents. When I'm not studying or doing homework, I would go into the office/storage room where all the books are kept and flip through all the books about animals. The photos and illustrations of all the different species always fascinated me and inspired me to learn, understand, and draw the world around me. It gave me a glimpse beyond the rundown apartments and the grey skies of China that I grew up in. Even though the storage room was no bigger than a bathroom, with those books, the walls opened up and the world became boundless.

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I'm not sure if these comments make it to the artist, but just in case...I want to say thank you for the inspiration. My quest started in 2017 when I decided to build a library type office in my house. I already knew that I wanted the room to feel different than typical offices and libraries. I envisioned something more like a classroom or laboratory, but with more heart and imagination. I wanted some of the major sciences represented 3 dimensionally as much as possible. I had a few other ideas in my head that I wanted to bring into the space as well. I started searching on pinterest for home library shelving ideas and stumbbled upon your Boundless piece. My vision was enlarged that day and I decided I would recreate as much of the Boundless room as was doable, reasonable and affordable. I now have fish swimming in the ocean in the moon shaped window above the main window - when the sun its it just right, it glows just like in your room. I found a lighted world globe and asked my hubby to consider that for my valentine's day, mother's day, and birthday gifts - he came through! I have a tall ship, octopus tentacles on the wall, a solar system hanging from the ceiling, and a rolling ladder (thanks to hubby again). I'm hoping to add the telescope one of these days and maybe put those stars on the ceiling. I recognized the Cosmos book on the floor. My father had this book, and the cover was so distinct that i knew what it was right away! (consequently, I would love to know what other books are in the picture). I wasn't sure my dad was ready to part with his copy, but i was able to find one at an on line used book store - so I even have that! I also purchased your print, and had it framed and it hangs in my room (we still don't know what to call it - 'office' seems totally inadequate). We have a cat, and a dog that love to take naps in the room as well - I've always thought that foxes are like a combination of a dog and a cat - so I guess I sort of have the fox too. Anyway, thank you so much for sharing your art with us. People love to see my room, and frequently say...."I could spend hours in here." I always direct them to your framed picture and give you credit.

CanidaeVulpes's avatar

I bought this as a puzzle late last year! Your work is amazing

LadyMysticPriestess's avatar
The secret world of books.
Hokule's avatar
Gorgeous work!! <3

Can you answer me?



Can I use it as a photo broadcast?

Can I use it to broadcast pictures?

Can I use it on air

Can I use it as a background photo broadcast?

zephyscribe's avatar

I saw this as a puzzle and had to track down the artist. Amazing work truly sparks the imagination.

Words can't express how wonderful this is! I love this art.This is my wallpaper since 2016 until now 2019.

i-Kirhi-O's avatar
it is boundless
acurmudgeon's avatar
Beautiful.  I just purchased this print.
I'd sacrifice my arms and legs to be able to attain reality-warping powers, just to make a room like this.
wingwolfly's avatar
This is gorgeous! amazing job!
sphelon8565's avatar
You are sure imaginative :aww: great work!
Auroncramp's avatar
This drawing has been the background of my phone since like 2015 (2 phones ago lol) and never got to comment.

I love it! this is a surreal and amazing take on what imagination can take you when you get in depth thought.  
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I always enjoy contemplating your art and reading the caption/description. It's so inspiring to me
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this is by far my favourite piece you've created
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I would have given anything to have a room like that in my house. Man, those were the days, where I could pick up my Lord of the Rings books, and there I was, standing on the walls of Minas Tirith as I watched Rohan horsemen charge the Orc army below on the Pelennor Fields. 

Ah~. The places books can take you! An excellent piece, from the waves of the ocean to the stars in the sky, and the girl's expression of wonder all combine to create a beautiful tapestry honoring the spirit of human imagination and the magic of words.
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