Ruled By An Iron Fist

Elizabeth Burton

Tulsa, United States

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She was ruled by an iron fist until mother earth could no longer resist…Barren she lies, she whispers and cries for no one is left to hear her….resources drained, not a color remained and her surface was left asunder.

These are the words that came to me as I made this image…a little dark I know but sadly not far from the truth. The Iron fist image was taken somewhere between Sulfur Springs & Seminole Oklahoma…we were on rout to Sulfur Springs for a family reunion…I could remember as a child going there and swimming in the fresh natural springs, always so clear and cool. This was not the case this time…the waters were very low and murky…we spoke to some of the towns people and they said it would be dry with in the month and probably would never fill again….I went online a week later to look up some info on the Springs themselves and found that they had indeed already dried up. This was saddening to my heart and I thought back to that image I had captured along the road in the middle of nowhere (we had taken the back roads) and thought how ironic it was…an iron fist, still standing as the world around it changed and suffered.

All the images used are from my own photo stock and my editing tool of choice was Photoshop CS4…many layers, textures and effects were used and this is my end result.

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