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I,mother earth by moonxels I,mother earth by moonxels
Mankind vanished from the Earth and went to another planet centuries ago , leaving behind ruins and ashes, an extremely polluted atmosphere ... a dead planet.
They left, leaving behind the huge statue of Gaia, Mother Earth, in a gigantic dome containing the last relics of nature (seeds, etc. ..)
Centuries later, against all odds, nature has reclaimed it's rights and these innocent animals have unwittingly found the source of this miraculous revival...

this image actually comes from a dream I had :
I was flying over this scenery ,but it was a way bigger place and I had to fly quite some times to get to this statue... there was a lot of pilars like the ones on the sides of the statue with water flowing from everywhere and from the top of this place to the greenish ground flying in rotations all around this place was a joy ,it was a marvelous dream and my picture doesn't do any justice to my vision...
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:iconphoenixleo:
The first thing that dazzles the mind is the sheer magnitude of the statue of place where the statue of Gaia is placed.

The tiny details and textures on the trees and hands is an excellent touch to the piece.
Although I would have liked more of the textures and/or deterioration in the body of the statue, but reading your comments, I think it was wise to leave it as it is, and the graininess is good to resemble the texture.

A more voluminous hair would have been good for the statue as the current hair makes it look like braids. Other than this, the shadows, and even the painting of water is beautiful! :clap:
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This is an amazing piece of work and I loved discovering it in my watchers lists this evening.

What I like about this is how the statue is obviously very old and while the plants have colonised the rest of the land, they have left the statue completely unmarked. No lichen, no moss, not even water damage. This to me plays on the mystic feeling of the image of nature being almost holy.

I appreciate the correctness of the female anatomy with nature having breasts calved into the rock.

Perhaps it's the perspective but her neck does look a little long, reminisce of the pre-Raphaelite Dante Rossetti who had a thing for long necks too.

I would have liked to have seen more dome, something that says "high tech was here", as it stands it does feel very enclosed, but more ancient builders than high tech apologetic future humans.

I love the plants, rocks, water and animals, all are really very well rendered. The reflections, the style, the accuracy are all a testament to the artists skills. I do feel though a slightly more likely shade of green would have contrasted and added to the idea that these plants are revitalised. But it's up to the lighting that you can foresee falling on the ground from the holes.

I love the lighting too. It's great, the steam coming off the water fall, the heady air that you can almost touch. I can't wait to dive into the artist's gallery and have a look at more of their work.
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eamellon Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
This is a beautiful painting, is it available as a print?
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moonxels Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
yes it is!
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Sergej12345 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
I love that idea, humanity leaving and there being new utopia on Earth.
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moonxels Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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AthenaGalaxy Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
nice
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moonxels Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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AthenaGalaxy Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you are welcome
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Redheartaz Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Awesome!
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moonxels Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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Gurdim Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
really full of serenity and grace :D 

your last note about the matching between vision and its art feeling inadequate is the same one Lovecraft felt many times (and to be honest i sensed that some times, just in my case the mind-art gap is wider and wider than yours ^^)

A teacher i had used to say "the skill in art is not to imagine a great and new beauty in your head, everyone can do that, the real deal is moving your hands so that the work resembles the mind image the more it possible) 
The ideal would be that one's hand could exactly recreate the abstract fantasy :D

all these philosostuffs aside (and was exactly a philosophy professor)
congrats and keep up the stunning work :D
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moonxels Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot, sweet words!
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donnamm Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Really beautiful and featured for a free online full moon meditation. 

thank you! Peace!
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
sorry but you'll have to remove my image from your site , it's not free work and you didn't even asked to use it...

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amber-phillps Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is breathing... I can almost feel the serenity and peace flowing out of it. :heart:
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moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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amber-phillps Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course! I only speak the truth. :floating:
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moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
;)
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walkthecreativepath Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Outstanding work! :iconifeelfluffyplz:
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moonxels Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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Aurawolfgirl2000 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
This.....this is....I have no words for it. Beautiful maybe, but that doesn't seem good enough. It makes me want to smile and cry at the same time. I love it.

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moonxels Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
dear wolfgirl
glad it had such an effect on you!

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ejkaull Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist
great image!  
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moonxels Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot
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Sabbelbina Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured: [link]
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moonxels Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Sabbelbina Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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DragonVampriss Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this looks absolutely beautiful! and your dream of it sounds amazing! <3
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moonxels Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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DragonVampriss Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're very welcome!
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oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Wonderful work
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moonxels Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot
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anncooke Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
May I please have permission to copy "I, mother earth"? She is wonderful. My copy would be a pyrographic image on 12"x12" Baltic birch plywood, don't know yet if I would use any color or just leave the natural tones of the woodburning. The burning would also include the title of your picture and a notation that it was recreated with the permission of the artist moonxels - or your wording would be used. IF the finished burning is as stunning as I hope, it would be entered for competition in several wood shows and the Florida state fair. Thank you for your consideration. Please respond to Ann Cooke (that's me) at anncooke01@gmail.com. Thank you.
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moonxels Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yes you can, just credit me
(moonchild , not moonxels and my name is david demaret)
thanks
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profutur1971 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful image ! Good job ![link]
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moonxels Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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Litle-Noa Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
really beautiful!
i also get a lot of ideas from dreams, but i'm never able to convey them into my art as well as this!
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moonxels Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot, like I said it was not as good looking as in the dream itself!
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Litle-Noa Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
it never is huh :)
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SimsDoc Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
We once inhabited this place, a centuries ago now it is your turn to reclaim our Eden.
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NamelessSaint Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Writer
I have a group :iconthe-fanart-society: that has a folder Other Related Arts: Conceptual Arts for wonderful works such as this. Even though this group is for fan art, that folder is for other great works. I would be honored if you allowed me to add this to it. Thank you.
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moonxels Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
no problem, just go ahead as it pleases you!
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gabriels-song Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
OMG(oddess)... Thank you for such a spiritual image, it is a humbling image...
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:iconmoonxels:
moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot, this image has quite a few fans!:)
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Calaymo Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Your amazing work has been feature on my journal --> [link]
I hope you doesn't mind
:blowkiss:
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moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
not at all
thanks
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Calaymo Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
welcome!
;)
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JayEffKay Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Very beautiful!

I can see this being a book cover.
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moonxels Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
me too:)
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LadyRenoir Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
One of my favourite
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