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Image created for The Obsidian Studios Backdrop Challenge

The concept behind this image was to create empathy and relatability for an inanimate object. The backdrop, to me, looks like a concrete wall that is being broken and split in half.
How we respond to a cracked or injured wall, sidewalk, rock, etc. can be very different
compared to seeing an animal or human with an equivalent injury. I asked myself, how would we react if we viewed inanimate objects like this wall as living beings? With this question in mind, I was inspired to paint a dancer into the backdrop so that we are seeing the life within this strong wall being broken. My goal was to emphasize the beauty and resilience of both the dancer and the wall.

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