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Elemental - Earth by artorifreedom Elemental - Earth by artorifreedom
Earth is one of the four classical elements in ancient Greek philosophy and science. It was commonly associated with qualities of heaviness, matter and the terrestrial world. Due to the hero cults, and chthonic underworld deities, the elemental of earth is also associated with the sensual aspects of both life and death in later occultism. In alchemy, earth was believed to be primarily cold, and secondarily dry, (as per Aristotle). Beyond those classical attributes, the chemical substance salt, was associated with earth and its alchemical symbol was a downward-pointing triangle, bisected by a horizontal line.

Cardinal direction: North
Season: Winter
Time of life: Aged
Time of day: Midnight
Regent Planet: Saturn
Colors: Brown and green
Feminine energy
Other: strength, stability, abundance, structure, dependability, structure

The earth is what we all have in common.

-Wendell Barry

horse EquineStockImagery | forest AngeliaArt NOT STOCK (used with permission) | squirrel SalsolaStock | rabbit ZoeLaFleur-Stock | leaves gd08 and midnightstouch…
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It is very interesting that you credit Saturn as the regent planet here, but it has animal life similar to ours. Eg, the horse or the small forest animals. I recall that Robert E Howard adapted the horse in Mars for his John Carter stories--i.e, a thoat was a horse-like animal with six legs instead of four. As a rendering of Earth life, it is very well-presented; but again, for another planet, and some are perhaps uninhabitable, a slight adaptation would be better.
The general photographic technique is good nonetheless. The lighting and color scheme is very natural. The association between the animals is amusing too.
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dragonscreative Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
artorifreedom Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
pjenz Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gorgeous work and scene :heart:
artorifreedom Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks! :D
pjenz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so very welcome :heart:
Ariyaunna Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student General Artist
It's ridiculous that you had to resubmit these with a different signature/watermark. I just don't understand why people steal or repost artwork without credit to the artist.
I just wanted to comment and let you know that the description says "water" instead of "earth."
artorifreedom Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know, it's fine with me when they post it on, let's say, a facebook page dedicated to art, as long as they keep it as it is. But many times I've found my name removed completely. I don't like to have a huge watermark in the middle of my artworks, that's why I just put it in a corner, but some people don't seem to respect that. I just hope that the new signature would be a lot more difficult to remove and they just won't bother..
By the way, thanks for the observation, I shall change it ;)
Araluen-Ekala Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Photographer
Letting you know that this image has been uploaded to the phone app called ZEDGE as a wallpaper - presumably not by you (the description states the uploader is from Germany), and without your permission.
artorifreedom Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for letting me know. Do you have the link of either this work or the other one that I can find it in? I've searched the site with many keywords, but I didn't have any luck finding my works..
Araluen-Ekala Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Photographer……

Only just found out you can see them online too @.@ That's even more annoying. All those images came up under a simple "horse" search so you can imagine there will be loads more under different tags/searches.
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