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Exodus of the Leaves by temporary-peace Exodus of the Leaves by temporary-peace
Much work has gone into this piece, started back in April and finished just over a week ago. It was very important to polish every detail perfectly, because it will be printed at large scale (35 inches).

The theme is following the one in my previous piece, Exodus of the Birds and it speaks of the future and a pessimist prognosis over the fate of the world around us. Feel free to share your thoughts!

All photography by me. Model: Kelsey.
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russellcattle Featured By Owner Edited Nov 1, 2014

The room is bright, and clean, and spacious.  A stylish and modern table and chair add a touch of sculpture. It is how wealthy people live.  Her heels make a snappy, tapping sound that echoes off almost-bare walls whenever she walks on the shiny tiled floor.  In her boredom, she cuts out paper dolls to pass the time, where the dolls are trees in full foliage.
 

Will she miss the departure of autumn leaves, the loss of what little color that was left, that had said "Here was once something alive, and messy and wet and musty"?  No.  She is numb.  She cut out trees from paper, but now there aren't any forests anymore.  Only tree farms.
 

The primeval forests of Evangeline were long-since clear-cut to make paper.   On good days the wind takes the smell of sulphur away from the paper-mills, and sends it somewhere else.  Here in the room there is only the scent of the out-gassing of plastic.  It is a bit like the odor of formaldehyde.

 

 

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MDDahl Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Superb!
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Noitusan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Awesome!
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ovidiutoma Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Frumoasă idee , frumoasă imagine .
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nheonheo Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
Your amazing work has been feature on our journal - top 10 manipulation artwork (digital artwork) daily (22) -> [link]
i hope u like it ^^
thank you so much again
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sinziana Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Am scris despre tine in [link]
Felicitari!
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Alosa Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful leafs moving effect ,great work :clap:
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Yaolin-Yaolin Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Student General Artist
Very original!
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ENAM Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009   Digital Artist
I loved the effect

:heart:
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BellalleB Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
featured: [link]
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TracyWong Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow! This is amazing! Incredible work! It looks just like a photograph! You are an extremely gifted artist!
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jcb-projects Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
CREATIVE, STRONG!
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XxTheEnd89xX Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
Hey :wave: I ve featured your work in my journal: [link]
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EpicMyst Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Just... wow.

It's wonderful!
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cooledition Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, i have featured this in my journal [link]
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WiseWanderer Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
Beautiful themes... I really like the recurring tree imagery.
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verniceR Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
well done :heart: .
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gorgeous attempt at surrealism, and the color scheme is brilliant, really eyecatching work. =]
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adnrey Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your artwork is featured in my alphabetical features project, here: [link]
I hope you don't mind :)
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MissWhatever11291 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
i really like this ! i just keep looking at it, and thinking ... i don't know, something about it makes me think, and there are so much emotion in this ... it's hard to describe ... but anyway, i love it :heart: and i'm really looking forward to see more of your work :) ur a huge inspiration to me :hug:
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miskis Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
I adore the winter trees in the BG and the surreal leaves floating. Wonderful work.
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temporary-peace Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008   Digital Artist
thank you :)
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viaviolet Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
Just a standart message, to let you knaw, that you have been featured in my newest journal :hug:

Via
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charlottedreams Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
Fall-ing into winter...
Coloring cold world...

:heart:
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FreakyBabe Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
great concept, love the contrast between clean and the leaves!!
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valorouslegacy Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
Absolutely amazing...
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valqri Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
i can just imagine the hours of work....
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Ephodine Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
Wow. I'd really love to see this as a print.
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temporary-peace Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008   Digital Artist
it looks great, I couldn't help but put one in my own living room :)
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EnchantedNight-Stock Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
Very lovely,
well done :clap:
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EVAVESTER Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
Very nice idea!
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fantasio Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
interesting idea, i like how the leafs flow
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! :wave:

You have been featured in my journal [link] and in this news article [link]
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caddman Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Professional General Artist
...Lov the comp and everything...:heart:
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Saher4ever Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very creative !! i really love it. just by watching ur masterpiece, i feel inspired!
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zasu Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
it's great.. the hot oranges and cold silver and whites, the reflections on the floor, the cleanness of the composition, the way the leaves pop. it's all very thought provoking. :clap:
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temporary-peace Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008   Digital Artist
thanks :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice surreal scene and I really like the colors :)
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JRd1st Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here - [link]

Have a great day! :)
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MadPrinceFeanor Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional Writer
Yet again you've managed to take my breath away. You have an unbelievable talent. Brilliant!
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XPuzzlePieceX Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
I love the effect!!
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bottomofastairwell Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
i think it's amazing. everything looks so clean cut and orderly, but there's an element (especially with the leaves) that seems rather chaotic. i think the two contrast and compliment each other nicely. very well done. i'm glad to see you posting stuff again too. i was worried that you dropped off the face of the planet there for a bit.
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temporary-peace Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008   Digital Artist
:) thanks for sharing your thoughts, didn't drop off the planet yet, just moving a little slower in the art department... but in the right direction I hope...
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bottomofastairwell Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
the right direction indeed. i want smore, so keep creating. it's excellent stuff really
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Jack-La Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
Amazing!
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dreamalittlemore Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whoa!
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bye-bye-omoide Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
So cool idea! Love the scissors!
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randomstarlight Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
superbe image! it's so full of meaning!
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ChrissieCool Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful :deviation:
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JamesSkeltonSmith Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
fascinating!
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