In late November night settles fast in Dazhengzhao village in China’s rural Henan province. Houses offer shelter but little warmth, firewood is scarce; the native forests of indigenous cedar were forested hundreds of years ago and replaced by swiftly burning scrub. When the cooking ?res are extinguished Dazhengzhao experiences a collective intake of breath. Soon the ground will become hard, the river ice over, and families withdraw into their compounds. The dogs and chickens will sleep outside, huddled together for warmth. On this night I lie awake on a board mattress and a farm pillow - a purse sized slab of rattan enclosing a micrometer of stuffing wrapped around a brick. I don’t know the time, my watch is across the room and I’m too cold to move. A train-whistle sounds. It's a sound you don't hear in America anymore; a sound bite from another era transported across an ocean of time.
Equipment Canon Mark 1
Technical processing of image in photoshop, addition of filters and some hand detailing with pumice texture.
584 views by artists
12820 views by visitors
Visitors include only non-authenticated site users, excluding known robots that crawl Art Limited site for automatic indexing purposes.
Uploaded 22 October 2009 at 02:15pm
Created 22 October 2009 at 12:00am
Common feed 22 October 2009 at 02:15pm
The common feed displays chronologically all the artworks added by the artists.
Selected Excellence 22 October 2009 at 02:15pm
Award for the jury selection 20 May 2014 at 08:20pm
Artscore selection 25 August 2014 at 03:13pm
Award for artists selection 22 October 2009 at 02:15pm
Selected Visa 22 October 2009 at 02:15pmactivity agricuklture china farm landscape people romantic rural sunset
List all 40 collections
Pierre-olivier Vanier great work, it has a special and wonderful render, congrats.
22 October 2009 at 04:49pm
Maximilian+christian Baeuchle great colours, excellent tones...a fantastic work!
22 October 2009 at 04:57pm
Mark Sadlier Ravishingly beautiful to look at but there is so much more, there are many stories here, this feels like the aftermath of something...
23 October 2009 at 09:08am
Janet Stowell Stunning work! When I look at it I think of both Bruegel with a hint of Van Gogh :))
24 October 2009 at 06:48am
Stéphane Tihy Great, nice mood, impressive colors and a lot of thing in this picture !
25 October 2009 at 10:18am
Mark Hamilton It seems dark to me with some sort of impending menace. I think of Goya when I look at this. Wonderful
25 October 2009 at 11:01am
Pat Goltz Very unusual work; looks like a painting. It's full of meaning, about living there and doing what they do.
4 January 2010 at 02:44am
Marie Bousquet (bleumarie) Magnifique, on dirait du Van Gogh de la première période !
15 August 2010 at 11:49pm
Abi Katon I just see this, really supreme and memorable work in all dimensions. My big compliments.
18 May 2014 at 05:56pm
See all the 258 artworks from Jared Christopher Martin
more art works from jared christopher martin
Explore this theme
art works in the same countryside theme
© Art Limited, Bordeaux, France - v22.14.1 - All rights reserved 2005-2019