Friday, January 30, 2009

Flawed – IF


This is posted in response to Illustration Friday. This week's prompt is "Flawed". And they said the tree needed to be cut down. Yet, it strives...

29 comments:

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Very insightful! Great work.

Teri C said...

And we see this so often. Fun illo.

Senta said...

Ooooh I love this so much, the illo and the sentiment! In fact it reminds me, there is a pear tree in our backyard that snapped in half because of a huge wind storm, and there were no branches or anything left. It was just a little skinny pole. My husband wanted to pull it out and throw it away, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. That amazing tree sprouted tons of branches and it is fuller and more beautiful than it was before, and as tall as some as the other trees in the yard. Your illo reminded me of this, and it made me so happy!

joseph's art and stuff said...

why is it here in the pacific northwest, that people feel they need to cut down all the trees to make more housing developments? your illustration got my mind thinking... great job!

Bella Sinclair said...

Humans - 0, Mother Nature - 1

How wonderful! I love the message in this one.

Asja said...

beautiful illustration, so simple yet it has such a powerful message!

Kassi Isaac said...

aww this is so sad.. it reminds me of the giving tree.. beautiful childrens book- I would reccomend you read it.. Ill find you a link-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Giving_Tree


enjoy! x kas

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

This is FABULOUS! I get it. We had better start taking care of this pearl called earth! Inspiring.

soulbrush said...

oh what a great illo.

Roberta said...

And so I think they should let it be... great illo!

polona said...

you keep proving that less is often more... love this

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

I have actually moved twice because my landlord had a tree cut down. Both times they were Redwoods. This makes me sad, but gives hope

flower girl said...

Great illustration :)

yoon see said...

Well done! Beautiful as always!!!!

Pea said...

wonderful illo from the theme..Nice positive message!

theartofpuro said...

Great illo and great message

ArtSparker said...

This is an obsession of mine...Nice simple treatment. Have you read Sheri Tepper's The Family Tree?

Momo said...

What a beautiful thought.

Gai said...

nice work. simple yet striking with an important message.

isay said...

simple and meaningful!

marie helene said...

oh ! Striking.

Nicola said...

A powerful piece!

Nicky Linzey said...

Great message and illustration, I love the simpicity of your work, it's very powerful and yet elegant

Jennifer H said...

Wow, you said so much with such economy. Very powerful.

get zapped said...

I'm happily surprised to see the affect this little illo had on everyone. The message came from the heart and apparently that came through.

Thanks to all of you for your gentle comments.

Peace.

ValGalArt said...

very beautiful :)

Shani said...

Lovely! Makes us question what really is "flawed" and what isn't.

serline said...

Little precious branch...

AndyDoodler said...

Beautiful illo and message! People would have a tough time surviving here if not for trees- they've been so good to us.
Peace