Matt Dixon has entered the Master and Servant 2D.
I just wanted to leave a note about the concept behind this pic and how it relates to the challenge topic. Some people seem a little confused as to which is master and servant. There’s no correct answer. I’ve tried to leave things as open as possible, in the hope that people will find their own interpretation of the image; it’s for you to decide.
For what it’s worth, this was the idea in my head when I began -
‘The Machine’ represents adulthood - the spinning wheels and monotonous rhythm of a working life of responsibility and repetition. The child, obviously, represents our youth - shining with innocence and optimism before the inevitable fate waiting to swallow her up. The girl’s hand is raised - is that in curiosity, or a gesture intended to halt to metal beast? The machine appears to smile - is that because the child has touched it’s rusty heart, or in anticipation of a new slave to join the ranks already toiling upon it’s back? We’re all born to be servants, but each of us has the power to be master of the machine if we so choose.
I hope that makes sense to someone. If not, I’ve tried my best to paint something interesting to look at whatever story you see.
I’ve had fun working on my first CGTalk challenge and it’s been great to watch so many wonderful artworks develop over the last few weeks. Now I’m off to get a beer. Cheers to everyone who’s left comments and good luck to all the entrants! Hoorah!