Find the original of this 'shopped image
October 8, 2007 7:34 PM   Subscribe

Help me find the source image used to create this photoshop piece

I came across this image online, and I swear I've seen part of it before, but I can't locate the original. Any information would be appreciated.
posted by Cogito to Media & Arts (6 answers total)
Your not thinking of the Gorillaz video are you? Pic.
posted by jlowen at 8:06 PM on October 8, 2007

I wonder if you might be thinking of some of the surreal art of Roger Dean. I don't think he was specifically involved in the particular picture you've linked to, but he's done a lot of stuff that looks like that. Cover art for Yessongs and Fragile, in particular, are in that vein.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 8:06 PM on October 8, 2007

It reminds me of Magritte.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:24 PM on October 8, 2007

Looks like the concept work for The Fountain. Several artists have varied this theme, and the idea of a tree floating in the sky has been done by Salvador Dali (most famously) as well as many others. Particularly popular image with fantasy novel cover artists.
posted by softriver at 9:00 PM on October 8, 2007

Kind of reminds me of something by Jerry Uelsmann. He did various photos like this.
posted by DarkForest at 9:18 PM on October 8, 2007

There is a lot (LOT) of artwork with this theme up at Deviant Art. Seriously, they should have a category just for "floating detached tree islands"
posted by SassHat at 4:59 AM on October 9, 2007

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