*Nominated by Irene Burdell for Pay It Forward.
This is what she had to say about your image
“It is very difficult to choose one particular artist as there are so many whom I admire and I am inspired by , but I decided,
I would like to nominate frogster and his image Hanyewi Valley.
I have know Larry for two years and I admire his work enormously . He is a digital artist and the variation in his work always amazes me , from beautiful landscapes to real horrors .I found it difficult to choose a specific piece but decided on this one .
I love the feeling of peace and solitude and the detail and time which Larry has put into it . It is a wonderful work of art .”
In the Native American Sioux language Hanyewi means Moon
Translated by Chief Yellow Lark – 1887
Oh, Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the winds
Whose breath gives life to the world, hear me
I come to you as one of your many children
I am small and weak
I need your strength and wisdom
May I walk in beauty
Make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have made
And my ears sharp to your voice.
Make me wise so that I may know the things you have taught your children.
The lessons you have written in every leaf and rock
Make me strong!
Not to be superior to my brothers, but to fight my greatest enemy….myself
Make me ever ready to come to you with straight eyes,
So that when life fades as the fading sunset,
May my spirit come to you without shame.
Used Vue Esprit 5 and PhotoShop CS
A 3D digital image
Image copyright © 2008, Larry Fridel. Copying and displaying or redistribution of this image without permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.