Dawn of the Endless Night - Wayne Barlowe
Quite often you might be going through your dashboard and see a photograph such as this one, and pay no heed or mind to the concept the artist is trying to portray. It took me a few ups and downs to acquire the thought and energy to reblog this.
At first I just pegged it as a medium for a post apocalyptic world. The barren landscape, the harshness of the colors and the gradual darkening of the sky gives us a preamble for a nuclear fallout. Looking closely to the details of the serpentine humanoid, the appendages and details are incredibly reptilian in origin. But, the softness of the hands dexterous pose, the bipedal nature of its legs and the strength and curvature of its back gives in to the idea of a mutation. Something possibly resembling a human in origin.
Looking at the depth of the landscape and the arid terrain, one could have assumed this to be an alien world, different from our own. Although this idea is quickly dismissed. Upon inspecting the two rats at the bottom, one would assume most animals of mammalian origin would have possibly been the first to die out, (due to the sensitivity of our bodies and the lack of any plant-life whatsoever) if a nuclear disaster had truly consumed this world. This gives us light into the possibility that other organisms have survived and are possibly mostly scavengers, such as these.
Looking at the spear its design closely resembles an Arthropod, having six extrusions that resemble the legs of some sort of insect. Possibly giving us some light as to its origin. The use of tools is one of the most distinct characteristics humans have developed over the centuries, the fact that this creature is adept at using objects to better itself might indicate that this organism, at some point was in fact possibly human.
By observing the sensitivity in its pose it could possibly be emaciated, expiring or suffering from the seldom solitude such a world would provoke to any sentient creature…
Another way of viewing this photograph would be in a psychological point of view.
The sensitivity in the figures pose and the harshness of the red hues, gives use to the fleeting emotion of rage and sadness. The barren landscape and the solitude of this creature also denotes isolation as well as possibly depression. Ostracizing, remorse, grief all of these feelings flow into the center of this piece. The depicted savage nature of the this piece can also be viewed as the decline of sustainability, as a singular species awaits its eminent demise.. While another awaits its next meal..
Mon cher petite chose fragile…
Bella d’la noche…
Le Portrait di la Bella Donna~
Ojos que no ven, corazón que no siente…
The process of thought…
il Pura Madonna Bella…
Lucille Ball, 1940s
¿Por que? Si solo te he amado infinitamente, hasta con la ultima gota de sangre que se derramara de mi ser… Mi pasión que se embriaga con tu mirada. Una pasión primordial… - Me