I saw this via the Daily Deviation ribbon and was entranced from the first sighting. There is so much packed into this piece: amazing artistry in the use of light and shadow, a touch of surrealism in the scale of the man and his task / gift / curse, and so much emotion! Melancholy tinged with a slight flavoring of joy, and that's only the first pass over the mental palate!
Thank you for sharing this. The DD was very much deserved. A lovely piece!
Love the atmosphere of this piece and the painterly strokes! But most of all the idea of match box and bubbles - I've never thought of such a combination, and they look so natural and peaceful here. I'd really like to live in a little compartment on a lotus leaf like this one.