This image was done for an architect for an architectural competition. It is the Flight 93 National Memorial designed by Paul Murdoch Architects. It is one of the first digital paintings I have done and one of 12 pieces for this project. I was greatly inspired by the Gnonom DVD's and used a lot of tools and methods that were included in the lectures by Ryan Church, James Clyne, Harald Belker and others that I had at the time.
The proportions of the image are quite unusuall and the actuall size of the painting was 18,000x3,000 pixels. It was placed across the top of five large presentation boards. All painted in Photoshop.
It depicts an open land (former strip mine) in the shape of a bowl that is surrounded by a grove of red maples and a wall with a gate. The gate (vertical gap in the wall approx. 40feet high) is placed on the path of the aeroplane that crashed on Sept. 11th 2001 near the edge of the forest (on the left side of the painting). Your eyes are led either from left to right or right to left.
The atmosphere of this painting is supposed to evoke the mood that was the Memorial's design intent - "tranquility, beauty and silence".
i hope you like it even though it's not a science-fiction piece. it is something, however, that does not exist now but will exist in the future...
thanks for the opportunity and good luck to everyone!