What Lies Under












Every non profit environmental organizations may use this artwork, contact me for a higher resolution image.


Update: Someone informed me about Jim Warren's painting "Don't mess with mother nature"
Although I never saw it when I came up with the idea behind "What lies under", Jim Warren's "Don't mess with mother nature" is indeed the first one that have this idea. You guys should checkout his work, he is an amazing artist.

88 comments:

  1. This is such a great picture, although it makes me sad...

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    1. I'm glad it makes you sad...

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  2. Hello, Ferdi... How can i get this picture bigger.. is it for sale? get back to me... my email address is Dhollywoodh@yahoo.com

    my name is Hollywood Harrell

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    1. ty for such beautiful pic to think...

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  3. This is such a wonderful piece of art that so beautifully conveys this issue with plastic pollution. I saw it on Facebook with no attribution and wondered who had created it. It is stunning. Finally, Wojtek 'Voytec' Wacowski, posted it to Project Kaisei's Facebook page with the proper attribution, and now I am able to thank you for creating it.

    This piece is strikes everyone who sees it in some way, and it has gone viral on Facebook. Thank you for raising awareness!

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  4. I hope your image will get many more viewers thru the properly attributed link on facebook! what a winner. really truly beautiful.

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  5. Hey ferdi

    I'm working on a schoolproject - topic: Recycling and i want to ask, may i can have this picture in high resolution for this project?

    My E-mail is: musativa23@hotmail.com

    thank you very much and best regards
    Ena

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  6. I love this pictures so much. I found this masterpiece on facebook, because I am so obsessed with this picture makes me to find out more about this picture and i ended up here. I don't have anything to say about this picture but picture speaks to itself and only thing I can say is that this is a MASTERPIECE. If there's something more than LOVE, I'll use that word to express my feeling to this MASTERPIECE.

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  7. Whoa.

    Just. Whoa.

    Speechless...

    Thanks for the food for thought! Will definitely contact you if my organisation is going to use this picture for surf campaigns!

    Icha

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  8. I like your picture. I hope it stimilates people into action about solving this problem. Plastics waste should not end up in the oceans. It should be collected and recycled as a raw material for the plastics industry.

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  9. Beautiful work. I seen it on at http://imgur.com/gallery/f0I3A so your work has gone viral. over 500,000 views on that page alone. Great work, it really speaks.

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  10. Great image. Thanks for sharing. I used it on a post.
    http://dinternet.librodeapuntes.es/solidaridad/2011/12/17/el-mar-como-basurero

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  11. Hey Ferdi! I really enjoyed checking out your work. I used this image in a post for the Surfrider Foundation's Santa Cruz chapter. Thank you for the privilege!!
    https://www.facebook.com/surfridersantacruz

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  12. Amazing... compelling... perfect composition... wow...

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  13. Hi Ferdi, you really make great things!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. This is an amazing work of art, thank you.

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  15. Sorry but, It remember me this 2009 artwork.

    http://www.behance.net/livioG/frame/1837775

    Nik

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  16. Just so you know, it's been shared over 32,000 times just under one person's post on Facebook (and there could have been others who independently posted it...so it could be many many more!)

    (See it on Facebook) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3150340838141&set=a.1790109233201.2103416.1253706154&type=1

    This is the perfect example of the saying "A picture speaks a thousand words." I am glad many people have been moved by your creative art. Keep up the awesome work!

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  17. it's great! however, the concept is quite similar from the art of Livio Grossi (check the link: http://www.behance.net/livioG/frame/1837775)
    Anyways, it's awesome!

    -Mr. A

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  18. thanks, could you please send me on my email: yam83166@yahoo.com

    i would like to use this in one of environmental awareness presentation.

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  19. you really should well the problem through this art.. i'm gonna use this as my cover photo in facebook. :)

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  20. You work is truly stunning and inspirational - all of it. Thank you for some beautiful visual entertainment having stumbled across your Blog by accident. Just amazing! THank you ! Lindel

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  21. Truly strikingly put.. As a big fan of the BBC Planet Earth, Life, Frozen Planet it makes me aware that I am too happily pleased with a pink clouded version of our beautiful world. I also want the cameras pointed in this direction to show the dangers of how we treat this same planet.. Time for these BBC money makers to spend some to make a Planet People series.. And this pic should be on the cover! Probably people wont buy it but governments should put it on the air anyway. Preferrably on a global Planet awareness day backed by all governments and organisations! If you please will send me a higher resolution picture I will happily spread it around! Thanks again, Robin James - robin@yogacara.nl

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  22. I found this via Facebook. Amazing photo. Great work!

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  23. Hello - I have never been so moved by an artist's painting - What lies beneath" has taken my breath away - I am now searching to find out where I can buy a print - just for me to savoir - I have travelled extensively and every beach or island I have walked on, I have always asked - "why are people so selfish and careless" - thank you for imortalising our irresponsible behavior as so called human beings. Shelley Gorys, Hampshire, UK.

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  24. found this via facebook and i couldn't help but check out the original page- great work! very cleverly done, both the idea and the end result of the actual work of art.

    sventek234.

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  25. Great image. Very strong. Nice work!

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  26. What an amazing thought provoking image!! Is this image for sale? How can I obtain a copy? I would love to use this to wake people up!! Thanks Ferdi, great work!! Michael

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  27. This is so inspiring! I had to check out the original artist as well. Your imagery creates such potent expressions in each of your pieces. I hope you noticed the Mediterranean becoming an ashtray by Italy as well. I am sure your beautiful mind can paint a comment on that as impressive. I especially loved the peek at the ocean wastes. Thank you so much for your work.

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  28. Make me think of this painting of S.Dali.

    http://www.salvador-dali.org/cataleg_raonat/imatge.php?imatge=%5CCATIMA%5C0653.jpg&amplia

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  29. What Lies Under is such a striking picture! It is particularly meaningful to my husband and I, given the recent publication of his book The Sand Dollar. Rizkiyanto's picture echos the message in The Sand Dollar. Some of the book's illustrations can be viewed at http://www.bellavistabooks.com/thesanddollar.html

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  30. great concept. My 10 year daughter thought it fantastic as well.

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  31. nice! I like it! :)

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  32. amazing picture . keep it up!!!

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  33. 65,115 shares on Facebook

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  34. Fabulous! Thank you!

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  35. I hope many people will see this picture and I really hope it gets them thinking...amazing piece of art!

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  36. This is the best expression adressing this issue i´ve seen yet. And indeed it goes anround the world via Facebook to make people think a bit more about it.

    Thank you!!!

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  37. Hello,
    I love this! Tracked it down after seeing it on facebook. is there a way i can get a poster of this? or a hi-res file to have printed? (for personal use). email is
    kellyrbancroft at gmail.com
    tahnks

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  38. Hai!

    I love this too, can I get a hires file to print it (for personal use?).

    btholte@wxs.nl

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  39. Hi Mr: Ferdi Rizkiyanto


    Me and my students are wondering if we can get permission to hang your picture in our class room, for this year?
    If yes, may we can have this picture in high resolution? Plz

    You will make the kids happy!

    With love
    Kids from Ruseløkka School
    My E-mail: mattias1299@hotmail.com

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  40. Hi, very impressive!
    I'm a teacher and i would like to use this image to illustrate the theme water in an free online course which i'm creating - with other colleagues.
    Can you please send me the higher resolution image to the email cininha.na.web@gmail.com ?
    Thank you in advance.

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  41. こんにちは、とても印象に残る発想の写真ですね! 素晴らしいの一言です。
    私は小説を書くことが大好きです。ですからこの写真に出会えて感動しました。
    いつかこの写真のような発想のSF小説を書きたいと思いました。

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  42. Great work!! It´s a very nice work!

    I´m writing my Bachelorthesis about the enviromental pollution of the worlds´seas. Would love to use this image. Could you send the higher resolution image to me?

    wienke.keil@gmx.de

    Thanks in advance!!!
    Greets from berlin

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  43. Wonderful image. Please contact me as you're able. I've sent phone/e-mail via PM. Thank you.
    Christopher Wright

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  44. Stunning, powerful statement of truth. In fact, all of you work is just brilliant. Thank you!

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  45. Awesome! I just did a report regarding this particular topic for Marine Biology.

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  46. IT is just such a remarkable place we live in. The Earth, Mother Gaja! Live on! Keep on healing yourself and please folks, dont give up on her! KEEP her safe!
    Keep on healing her with all you got! In every way you can!

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  47. Is there a way I can purchase a print of this photo? I just love it!!

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  48. Dear Ferdi,

    We are a Non Profit Environmental Organisation by name of DEEKSHA (www.deeksha.net) Can we use this picture for designing a poster on Don't Use Plastic?

    Kindly confirm
    Regards
    Inder

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  49. this picture is so great.pleas send me a bigger image to spiegelnenn@t-online.de thank you from germany

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  50. I've re posted this on Facebook because it is so beautiful - thank you so much for sharing it. I will promote the picture, with full credits to you on my blog www.skinfooddeli.blogspot.com - we are an educational organisation - against the use of chemicals and plastics in skin food (make up, personal care products etc.)

    Thank you for your wonderful work and vision.

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  51. Thanks for sharing.. I posted on my fb wall...

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  52. Trash is not always hidden beneath the water. Lets go Kayaking in Mobile, Alabama

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7HxcAeQUg-0/T4YS6VZspdI/AAAAAAAAKuk/z_XkoETsOGw/s1600/DSCF5709web.jpg

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  53. "Just because you can't see it, doesn't mean it isn't there."
    A powerfull image. I posted on my fb page wall with full credits.
    Your work is amazing too.
    Greetings from Portugal
    http://bioterra.blogspot.com (blogging about environmental education more than 8 years!)

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  54. I love water color. Your work is Great! Apke pita Pratap ji ke kaam ko dekhte hue bada hua.
    Apka blog pehli bar dekha aur itna prabhawit hua ki use maine favorit ke sath link kar diya.

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  55. I have got to say I did this for a school project
    even before finding this trend online. I use two Picasso paintings from his
    blue period. This has inspired me to post them later on, and maybe create some more. :)
    I loved the Mondrian one by the way. Very clever!

    Pictures to paintings
    photos to paintings
    photo to painting
    picture to painting
    painting from photo

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  56. Fantastic! I work in marine conservation and it is so hard to try to raise awareness of and protect what is out of sight out of mind.....How about a version with wonderful marine life too! Maybe a muddy brown sea......! Thank you.

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  57. So wonderful! I posted on my fb wall.
    Thank you

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  58. Ferdi image (whatlieunder) speaks worth of million words.

    Amazingly done!

    Congratulations to Ferdi for his unimaginable creativity...Wow...!!!

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  59. I hope it's OK. Let me know if not. I have added this incredibly powerful image to my blog page 'The curse of bottled water' http://democracystreet.blogspot.co.uk/2009/02/driftwood-serves-for-firewood-joinery.html

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  63. Hi Ferdi, we are a non-profit organisation (Recycled Art Foundation) we have used this artwork (credit given) for some time now, could we also use this for our new website that will be launched soon...If so could we get a higher resolution copy.

    Thank you and love your work.

    Recycled art foundation
    we are on Facebook.

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  66. Such a beautiful image with such a powerful message. Amazing! Thank you for doing such great work.
    David

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  67. Hi Ferdi, thanks for the great Image - we use it to promote our campaign against plastic bags in Germany... https://www.facebook.com/kommtnichtindietuete or www.kommtnichtindietuete.de

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  69. Now that's a pic. Love it!

    (Usually I don't like photoshoopped images ... but this one shows the message ... well done.

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  72. Hi Ferdi,
    I am a marine biologist working in NIVA (Norway). I am preparing a lecture on marine dumping that will be part of a series of online, open access lectures given by different international scientists. I would love to use your photo at the start of my power point for the lecture (with the appropiate credit) as it summarises perfectly what we are trying to explain scientifically. Is this possible?
    Thank you in advance.
    Eva Ramirez-Llodra

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