We Can Fly

I am not sure what to make of this painting, and although I like it, it is like being stuck inside of a surreal dream world, where the landscape becomes a waterfall.  The creativity in this picture is pushing the boundaries of reality and of what’s seemingly possible with this delightful image that provokes anyone’s imagination who refuses not to dare what their mind can conceive.  That is so radical how those green fields are spread out over a flat serene area and then suddenly they start flowing down into a mighty waterfall, where a mill wheel spins.  This reality-bending image manipulation is hyper-realistic and yet physically impossible.  Carpets of grass cascading over the edge of the world, like what’s next, is there going to be some badass giant fish that swims up the waterfall and devours a bear?  I am thinking about a dragon flying by and swooping down to pick up the mill wheel, or better yet, perhaps the fish could battle the dragon, well at least I would like to see that.  How about this, a guy and a girl are rowing a boat on the grass and they tumble off of the waterfall, and then the Radio Edit song ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ starts playing and the guy and the girl both sprout wings and they can fly.

Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Nekneeraj’s Photo Challenge #363 that uses a photo by Swedish artist Erik Johansson.

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