Friday, August 19, 2005

Reflections

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Too busy to do a new piece for this week's theme, so I submit a book cover I did a while back.
I've done several pieces that use reflections as a metaphor for other things, but that seems too easy. Here, I chose a piece whose lack of reflections tells the story...the main character has died and is reflecting upon his wasted life, but as you can see, there are no reflections in the water, just a bottomless abyss that represents the void that his death has left in the lives of his friends and family.
Acrylics on illustration board.

17 comments:

garth bruner said...

WOW! Very nice illo! Great execution.

miyna said...

how lovely! the still water speaks volumes, with or without reflections.

GingerPixels said...

I needed the explanation and loved the image!

carla said...

Each week is a new treasure, Rick! I love the smooth realism of your style and the little details...the Porsche...356? The message is very thought-provoking.

Laura said...

This peice is astonishingly powerful--I could look at it for a long, long time.

The Whippy Curly Tails said...

I love this! very cool...love the light above him or many moons...just great!

kan said...

interesting..one of the most thought provoking works I have seen in awhile. I will book mark your site.

constanthing said...

A meaningful interpretation and beautifully done.

Hisham said...

Beautifully and spectacularly done.

Anonymous said...

OOhhhh what/who/why are the five globes watching over him? Great thought provoking piece for a book cover - wonderfully atmospheric and very well executed!

Rick Lovell said...

Thanks for all the kind comments.
Anonymous, on the surface, the globes are just smooth Japanese lanterns, but I placed them so that they would imply the passing of time, like the moon moving across the sky.

bee'nme said...

A great think-piece that's also visually stunning - thanks for delighting us again with your powerful art.

atomicvelvetsigh said...

woah! beautiful!! now wish i could see the book where this is originally done. great depth in meaning as well. now i have two fave illos for this week's theme!

Tony LaRocca said...

I was thinking that perhaps angels- like Vampires- have no reflections. Great work

knottydon said...

awesome, i love how you presented your character... very original.

Toyebot said...

Very spooky. Nice work!

R Miller said...

Was this book published? Which one was it so I might help you out. Great concepts throughout this blog, I might add.

Simply grand.