We used to look up at the sky and wonder at our place in the stars, now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt. – Cooper (Interstellar, 2014)
I used a skeleton to show a once alive human sitting in a stargazing position. However it is overcome by an eye in the sky which acts as a focal point. Replacing the moon in the sky is a giant eye gazing down at the tree and the earth.
The tree’s roots extend to show a house and human civilization buried in the ground and dirt.
Below is another concept of the same quote.
I thought of a simpler idea at first, to identify the 3 elements that I needed in the image – An eye, a house (to represent our ‘place’ in the dirt), and the grass / soil to represent the dirt itself.
Original concept v2 (same quote):
After the last week’s review, I decided to try and see if I could tweak the man’s head figure a little as it was previously not very well done and did not add much to the image.