Sky Burial #3

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Tibetan monks perform a sky burial on the dead, they understand the raw vessel is but an empty shell, recycling the raw matter of our bodies back to the earth. The spirit has moved on.

What if the giant ships that ply the space lanes are built around a sentient … (read more)

Tibetan monks perform a sky burial on the dead, they understand the raw vessel is but an empty shell, recycling the raw matter of our bodies back to the earth. The spirit has moved on.

What if the giant ships that ply the space lanes are built around a sentient AI? What if that AI possess a spirit? And when that AI has passed? The lumbering hulks are all that remain and they are given a sky burial.

About the work:

This is a traditional oil painting project I started in 2008 inspired by ship breaking but on a scale that dwarfs our sea going equivalents. As a film matte painter and concept artist I'm highly influenced by cinema - in this instance - David Leans, Lawrence Of Arabia.

These ships represent aspects of our society or ourselves that have served their usefulness and are being torn down, recycled or just abandoned for the empty concepts that they are. Social inertia allows these edifices to live on but like all things, they eventually crumble into dust and memory.

Sky Burial # 3 is an original oil painting, 60" x 23" (152.4cm x 58.5cm), oil on linen. The original painting resides in my personal collection.

This NFT artwork is 10k resolution. No other digital variant exists at this resolution on the internet except for the original scan.

• Shown at Illuxcon 2014/2015
• Exhibited at INFRA:Real, Jonathan Levine Gallery, NY, 2015

• A full size 1:1 fine art print will be given to the buyer of the NFT


Additional Details:
  • 10000 x 3853 px, JPEG (40.0 MB)
  • This is a signed and limited edition digital creation.
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Comments

Raini Ng
(owner)
2021/09/23

Our society skims over topics of aging and decline, but Wayne brought this topic to the forth. He also created an intertext with sci-fi, mixing those in the passing, and technologies of the future. I like the inclusion of Tibetan monks, who view death as opportunity to become enlightened, not as a process to be shunted. They lend purpose and wisdom to be discovered.

All of these on top of Wayne already being a prolific matte painter and concept artist made this a very inspiring work.

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Raini Ng
(owner)
2021/09/23

Nice easter egg!! 🐶

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Wayne Haag
(creator)
2021/09/23

Thank you Raini! Most kind of you.

I just hope you have a large wall to hang the print on!!

Oh btw, the dog in the painting, that's our Louis!

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Madolf D
2021/06/30

This is fire🔥🔥 ...truly epic 👌

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Wayne Haag
(creator)
2021/06/30

Thanks for the scorching comment mate!

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Really great painting, love the blue and yellow colour of the ship and its design!

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Wayne Haag
(creator)
2021/06/30

Cheers Jonathan! A little Foss inspiration there. ;-)

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Diogo Sampaio
2021/06/21

beautiful concept art! Extra points for being a traditional painting

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Wayne Haag
(creator)
2021/06/21

Thanks Diogo! It's just my personal artwork, not really concept art. Appreciate your comment.

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Vlad Matic
2021/06/08

fantastic piece!

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Wayne Haag
(creator)
2021/06/21

Cheers Vlad!

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Massive fan of your art Wayne! Great to see you on here.

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Wayne Haag
(creator)
2021/05/22

Thanks Christopher, cheers!

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That's a beautiful composition.

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Wayne Haag
(creator)
2021/05/22

Thanks Michael, composition is something I work hard on.

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PixelHead
2021/05/15

Love this series.

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Wayne Haag
(creator)
2021/05/16

Thanks Pixel! Cheers

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Rynja
2021/05/15

Oh this is a cool concept!

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Wayne Haag
(creator)
2021/05/16

Thanks Rynja, glad you like it!

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Tiago Aleixo
2021/05/15

Wow, I can feel fully emerged in this story! amazing work!

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Wayne Haag
(creator)
2021/05/16

Thank you Tiago, appreciate your comment!

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Kenny Flaten
2021/05/14

very cinematic, love it

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Wayne Haag
(creator)
2021/05/15

Cheers Kenny! Thanks

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hairofmedusa
2021/05/14

so cool Wayne! congratulations

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Wayne Haag
(creator)
2021/05/15

Thank you! Appreciate the comment!

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