DescriptionThe long association between Christianity and the flat-earth theory begins in the sixth century when a Greek monk of Alexandria, Cosmas, who had traveled widely in the East, retired to a cloister in Sinai and wrote his Christian Topography. In it he refuted the 'false and heathen' notion that the earth is a sphere, and showed that it is really a rectangular plane arched over by the firmament that separates us from heaven. The inhabited earth, with Jerusalem at its hub, is at the center of the plane, and it is surrounded by oceans beyond which lies Adam's paradise. The sun revolves round a north polar mountain, circling its peak in summer and its base in winter.
George Grie, Toronto Member Since August 2008 Artist Statement I use two main applications for the most of my images, 3ds max and Adobe Photoshop. 3ds max is the major tool for setting up any of the image scenes, where I import live forms from Poser and Daz studio, background skies or landscapes from Terragen and MojoWorld and extras from Zbrush and CreatureCreator. As long as I’m producing two-dimensional art Photoshop remains the most imperative production tool. All closing touches such as hue and saturation adjustments, removing small imperfections, or global color balance changes are done with CS Photoshop.
I prefer not to force my picture interpretation or push my philosophical opinion about it on viewers. I only hint them by image titles and a short description. Often, descriptions consist of encyclopedic quotes that have the same subject as the image title. I favor viewers being absolutely free to interpret or translate my artwork content the way that is close to them only. My views or even existence should not bother you. It is actually, entirely your job to build picture concepts based on your personal knowledge, sensitivity, preferences, and world perception. In the majority of my artworks, I try to merge real world images with subconscious emotions and philosophical thoughts. Many of my creations are similar to mental puzzles where viewers can take a trip from one point to the very end by analyzing symbolic objects laying around. Occasionally, images’ subject matter is unclear when the path is hidden under layers of mutually excepted items. Sometimes, a picture could appear almost abstract and meaningless but there is always something for you to discover.