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Where Did You Go? by Akajork Where Did You Go? by Akajork
Where Did You Go?,

I was already gone, cold in the ground, asleep.

Today I touched rays of light.
I could feel you through the fabric of my clothes.

Never have I felt more alive,
I feel like being awake at the dawn of sunlight.

You are back now,
God I missed you.


In a near future, humanity finds itself covered in darkness. Pollution in the atmosphere caused a thick layer of smoke and dirt around our planet. On many places on earth sunlight is unable to reach the earths surface, causing a constant darkness for the population. Months without sunlight passed and people in big cities started to get depressed and society came to a hold. Now, after all hope is gone and plants and trees are almost all vanished, humanity tries one last effort to save their society, building gigantic artificial sunlight's to bring light once more to the big cities. In this scene, we witness one of those cities being supplied with their first artificial suns, creating light in the streets for the very first time in almost a year. People gather on the streets and gaze out to the bright light in the sky, although it is not a real sun, it almost feels like one, the warmth of the rays falling on their faces.
Little do they know that these suns won't fix anything, and that the governments already realized it is far too late to save the planet. So for now, the only thing they could do is to bring light into peoples lives once more. Even if it is false hope, it is better then none at all.


Made for the new Luminarium exhibit 'Genesis'.
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IASONAS4 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Man, this is so depressing.. Still, great skill making this!
Rockxass Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
Awesome Jorik!~
witchingbones Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is like every winter where I live. :P 4 months of impenetrable darkness that you don't even need a dystopian scenario to experience. It does depress people badly.
Akajork Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
You should move to a brighter place :)
warmonger131 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
GOOGLE i see google in the picture
biriviur Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
LOL, google!
K-Melodyx Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sooooo SICK !
kibblesticks Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Brilliant story, brilliant picture =D
Cozmodius Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
I love the backstory for this image, truly interesting.
Smocza-wladczyni Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
This work is fucking amazing...! O,o
SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the sad and amazing story !! Not to mention the gorgeous pic !!!
Aeonsend Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow gorgeous piece man. Way to bring a vision to fruition.
Tyro76 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Meanwhile, At the Legion of Doom:
CePheala Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Professional Filmographer
The light in this composition is great, it really gives deepness to the pic, great job !
mz7 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wow very nice
venatorrectus Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Simply awesome!
MR-AwEsOmE01 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
"Even if it is false hope, it is better then none at all." is that yours? cause its really good
kaybiscuit Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. This piece is truly breathtaking. I am definitely buying this print when I get the money.
Akajork Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
thanks for the nice comment
kaybiscuit Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Please, no thanks needed. I only give credit where it is deserved. :)
ApoXile Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
I recognize the Melkweg sign on the street, nice man! Visited this club on my trip to Amsterdam, was really great! :love:
Akajork Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
hahaha yea its one of my fav clubs in amsterdam :) glad you liked it too!! Thanks
matinl90 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Student
WOW!!!!! This is really remarkeable.And I love your comment about it.It's just awsome.
masterjedi3400 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Professional Writer
Awesome Work!!
Teuteu Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow ! it's wonderfull... and the text is good too ^^
Akajork Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
Thanks :) Really glad you liked the words!
Teuteu Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
It is serious to say, but it could be so true
FutureAdmirer Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great story, was there any inspiration, besides the matrix of course?
Akajork Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Thanks! Im glad you like it :)

Hmm the Matrix wasnt an inspiration for this. I got my inspiration for this mainly from music and visiting New York.
TomWilcox Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
Powerful work!
DanielHovdahl Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Holy shit dude, sorry for the expression but holy shit! That is amazing, such a brilliant and well thought-through concept. Stunning work, I love that so much!
kenji-dude-guy Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awsome concept, the artificial Sun looks just right in this piece, its not to overwhelming with light, so that you cant really see whats happening, this piece looks great.
P4X639Boga Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
whoa this is amazing
Surrael Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009   Photographer
GU3RN1CA Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
i don't even know how to express how much i love this. :jawdrop:
EzekielCeles Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
What's this? de Melkweg in your work? we're not feeling homesick now are we?! :P

other than that... NICE
RedRabbu Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You know how much I love this!
I hope we get to help you more when you do images like this!
BelovedJustice Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
This one really feels reasonable.
I can't even say it's wonderful because it's above wonderful.
Also the light here really gives some sense of artificial warmth like from a radiator.
Awesome job. I may come to finally like sci-fi.
Smiling-Demon Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
featured here: [link]
Akajork Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
cheers mate
Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
looks great
good job ;)
Koolstr Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing. The painting itself is outstanding, and the people look like they came from actual photographs.

The way you painted it, reminds me of both Cloverfield and War of the Worlds, both of which had a scene very similar to the one depicted here.

Also, a great and original concept. Keep it up. ;)
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