I took a bit of a break after the Art Every Day in November challenge, which became slightly longer than I’d intended as I experienced a debilitating bout of sciatica out of the blue. Luckily it’s cleared up pretty much, and also fairly quickly which is something to celebrate as I was pretty much crippled on Saturday.
Now to this piece of digital art.
Sometimes I have an idea in mind when I start creating digital art but in this instance I just followed instinct and intuition. I started off with a photo of a glacier I found on the web. Then superimposed a photo I took of the Roman fish ponds at Lambousa, an ancient port about five minutes from where I live in Alsancak, on the north coast of North Cyprus.
I worked on this combined image with the gizmos on Pixlr and ended up with this image. The fish ponds with the Mediterranean in the background represent our link with history and the continuing evolution of Planet Earth. The Moon represents our emotional attachment to nature and life on earth. The black streaks on the right-hand corner represent the disruptive actions of huge corporations intent on short-term profit rather than the long-term global health of our planet.
The glacier represents the challenges of global warming, the lights rising represent the love in the hearts of people taking action to support measures to alleviate global warming, while the circle in the middle represents the global web of light which connects us all here on Mother Earth and throughout the galaxy.
And “Love” in the bottom left-hand corner stands, of course, for the love so many of have for our wonderful planet.