This is so lovely, and so poignant, evoking an image of looming destruction and the blossoming of hope; the barren industrial wonders reclaimed, in a way, by their own. It's just SO GORGEOUS, and the whole piece holds so much emotion; the lush, softened life-filled beauty of the flowers and the delicate beauty of the plants, the gentle signs of labour and dedication. I love the detail of the shovel, and the network of roots spreading across the wall, and the emotion the robots gentle posture is laden with, especially with the gorgeous and vivid burst of colour against his chest - at the risk of sounding unrepentantly soppy, near where his heart might be - and the humanness of the way he cradles the basket, supporting it. And carrots! And radishes! I have such irrational fondness for that because it looks like my mother's shopping from the farmer's market or out of our own garden.
It's just an utterly evocative, and I think it makes perfect sense: like a really good piece of art, it not only tells a thousand words of story, it tells a thousand words of multiple stories, all of them equally fascinating and emotionally engaging; the robot with emotion, the breakdown of the sophisticated concrete network of sterile highways or at least their intended utilization, the earth reclaiming it and the tin man, so to speak, built for the exact opposite nurturing that life.
You apologize for the piece not making sense? No artist should do that. It makes perfect sense, it's paints an extremely vivid and mysterious story. Wow. I find this to be very emotional. This is fantastic!
A man, consumed with his attempt to live forever. As his body died, slowly transformed his body into machinery. All thats remains human is his brain, and stomach. Forgotten what it is to feel. Forgotten how it was to be fragile.
Oh man I've been wanting to do an urban decay piece for awhile. So glad to see other artists playing with the idea and between you and me, you're more qualified to pull it off. While having gardens on highways certainly sounds very scenic, it probably isn't logical but oh hell this is art. No need to be logical here.
I /love/ this picture. Truly adore it to bits. It reminds me of the short story "There will comes soft rains", when all of the human race dies because of a nuclear radiation. But the house that the story revolves around continues on, because it is a smart house. It continues on in it's everyday tasks. This picture really grasps that sense for me. Good job!