The picture is for a contest with the theme "contrast/opposite".
I have decided the subtopic "Life & Death" for myself.
The girl in the ball should symbolize life or a special life and the Grim Reaper (who would have thought of it XD) the death.
My idea was:
We should appreciate our life and really live it!
Because life is like a bubble (shown as a ball), which can explode at any time (you or someone loved can die at any time). Therefore, we should appreciate our fellow men and those we love, treat accordingly (otherwise we will regret it if something bad happens to them).
We must open our eyes in order to see what is really important. (Irony: The girl in the picture has closed her eyes).
Other symbols in the picture:
- Lifetime: This is the duration, how long the girl in the picture lives yet (in seconds). My birth date is hidden in it, which again symbolizes the contrast (birthday = life, remaining seconds until "dieing" = death). I got this idea by listening to the song and watching the video of "Savin' Me" by Nickelback.
- The Heartbeat graph in the ball: Back as the symbol for the opposition: ball = life; death = grim reaper)
- Nr.13 (No.13) as an unlucky number and points to the demise (in conjunction with the remaining lifetime)
- Angel wings: Angels are messengers of God, therefore they should be appreciated (here as symbol for the life) and respected.
I guess, the following poem is pretty suitable for this topic:
by Janzynn May, Aug. 2, 2008life is a precious gift not everyone can have,
some can live longer while others die young.
lucky are those who have sight of the world
for some develop blindness and others are born blind.
blessed are those who can spend time with their families
for orphans are deprived to have one and those who live alone.
be sorry to those who are unable to speak
for they cannot say the words they long to be heard.
yet fortunate are those who are able to talk
for they have all the chances to say “I love you” to their loved ones.gracious are those who have the sense of hearing
for they can listen and sing along to the music that heals their souls.
blest are those with bright schemes and brilliant minds
for they are the ones more favored to walk along the roads of success and prosperity.
but happier are the poor and the average
for they can easily find felicity and contentment with just what they have and with what they can have.
pity to those who are sick and dying
for they are running out of time to pursue and realize their dreams.
blissful are we ’cause we are endowed with life’s best –
our families, friends, food, shelter and wholeness.so, open your eyes and thank GOD you’re alive.live your life like there is no tomorrow
go around and see the BEAUTY of the world.
follow your DREAMS and realize them.
spare TIME with your loved ones
and grab every chance to say and show how much you LOVE them
before TIME plays with you…
I hope, u like it :)