Our latest DigitalArt is based on a play involving a great deal of scheming, supernatural events, murder and bloodshed. Looking at our image, do you know what the name of the play is, or who wrote it? Well, why not check out the post for all the gory details and how we created it.
First performed in the early 1600’s, MACBETH was written by the famed William Shakespeare, whose photo can be seen in the top left of our image. If you studied it at school, you may recall that Macbeth was a Scottish general who, returning from battle was given a prophecy by three witches declaring among other things that he would become king of Scotland. Upon later telling his wife of these strange events, plans are put in place to kill the present king and all others who may pose a threat. Wracked by guilt and suspicion, and pushed ever onwards by his determined wife, Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy involves ghosts, floating daggers, demons, and more bloodshed, ending only when Lady Macbeth commits suicide, and Macbeth himself is eventually killed in the most unusual circumstances.
The image itself took over 40 layers in Photoshop, starting with the photo of a castle we took in Ireland, followed by many more photos, images and symbols relating to the play. A great deal of painting was required to effect the blood lust we wanted across the image, and well as the blood dripping from the hand, and the floating dagger (kitchen knife). Extreme weather played a part too, so lightning strikes can be seen on the right hand side passing through the ghost of (can you remember who?).
The short sentence at the top of the image are the words first spoken by the witches, reminding us that we need to look deeper into the mindset of the main characters, who even while performing evil deeds, believe themselves to be on the side of right and good. Throughout the play, those same characters are faced with trying to understand supernatural events and symbols and interpret them in light of their twisted belief system and commitment to maintain their blood-gained status.
We hope you like it, and would love to know your thoughts on this image if you would be so kind as to leave a comment below for us.
Living each adventure,
Christine and Trevor
Empowering people to live a healthy, active, authentic and fulfilling life.
Adelaide, South Australia.
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