Deliverance by esper77Open full image in new tab
alessimarco 11:33AM | Sun, 02 May 2010
WOW!! Awesome detail!! Just amazing work! Curious about the bell shrine labeled "Gnosis" and the tombstone "Become"... very interesting!
Botchan 12:37PM | Sun, 02 May 2010
Great picture. Certainly took some time to bring in all these details. Thumbs up!
erik68 1:32PM | Sun, 02 May 2010
Very beautiful composition. The lighting is well managed and attention to detail gives strength to this beautiful image ...
IO4 3:10PM | Sun, 02 May 2010
Beautiful! Your work is always stunning. I particularly am drawn to the lighting in this one.
esper77 11:12PM | Sun, 02 May 2010
Thanks for your comments everyone! @ alessimarco: the image is symbolic of a place where the individual has a chance to evolve further. "Gnosis" comes from the Greek and refers to knowledge. Bells are rung to indicate the start or end to some event, and I used the bell here to represent the possibility of an evolutionary step forward through knowledge, "gnosis", gained of one's true self. And "Become" on the grave stone represents the final state of growth of an individual. For me, an individual is always in a state of becoming, always growing and evolving into something greater and higher than what one was the day before. When that "becoming" ceases, then we have "become". And I just used the tombstone to symbolize the death of the process of becoming. And this just doesn't point to physical death, but being closed off to any kind of growth and learning can be seen as the death of one's character (sense of self). Ok, hope that wasn't too deep. :)
jascorpio 12:13AM | Tue, 04 May 2010
Love your attention to details, GREAT work as usual!!! You've been missed :)
Margit1 6:06AM | Sat, 15 May 2010
Sorry for the delay ... This is outstandig!!!! Love the lighting, vegetation and the wonderful detail work! Most excellent done!