Underground Cavern with Lake

Digital Painting entitled 'Underground Cavern with Lake' by Shannon Dybvig.

Underground Cavern with Lake

Creator Commentary

For this piece I wanted to create an underground environment which could be both a secular townhall meeting place as well as a place of ritual and worship. The sculpture in the foreground overlooks the lake and is at once both like a tree and a large creature. Though light only pours in through the opening in the ceiling above the fountain, the sculpture seems to glow and contribute significantly to the illumination of the cavern. This light is reflected back off the great columns which surround the lake in delicate starlight spirals. I imagined that visitors to the cavern would stay in the darkness behind the great columns and that speakers would stand out of sight near the great statue, giving the illusion that it was speaking directly to the crowd.

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