Drowned Earth

As the earth comes to rest
the sound of water
life among the roots

When I imagine what the earth will look like in 100 years, the image that comes to mind most emphatically is one of an earth with sharply rising sea levels. The vastly reduced life that remains in the warmed and poisoned oceans will find shelter and food in the flooded mangrove forests and tropical and temperate coastal forests.

Nature will adapt to the new conditions over time, there is no doubt. Nature has always done that since the creation of the earth. Whether humanity, and many other species as we know them today, have been given the time to do the same is very much open to question.

In this collection of new artworks I show you how I see the earth of, say, a few centuries from now. A fusion of the forests and the oceans, with hopefully in the distant future a rich ecosystem that has managed to adapt to the new circumstances.

Will there still be room for humans in that world?
Yes, I think there will. Will there also be room for "civilized" Western man? No, unless they learn to be one with nature again. It will take several generations before that happens. I sincerely wonder whether the generations of Western man who are now living on earth will be able to bring about this transformation. More time is needed for that, I fear....

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Symbiosis Drowned forests nurturing seaweed Symbiosis Recently my fellow artist Nellien Brewer, visual artist from South Africa, posted three water color artworks of Kelp, it immediately inspired me to create a new version of the work Symbiosis. Without thinking twice, Nellien agreed to collaborate on this symbiosis of a kelp forest and a spruce forest, for which I am immensely grateful !

Symbiosis (4)

Drowned forests
nurturing seaweed
Symbiosis

Recently my fellow artist Nellien Brewer, visual artist from South Africa, posted three water color artworks of Kelp. It immediately inspired me to create a new version of the work Symbiosis. Without thinking twice, Nellien agreed to collaborate on this symbiosis of a kelp forest and a spruce forest, for which I am immensely grateful !

Swimming In Tears - While trees cry . Fish drop their tears . Drowning earth - Surrealistic digital art, part of the collection Drowned Earth by Jacob Berghoef

Swimming In Tears

While trees cry
fish shed their tears
in endless waves

Digital art

Refuge - Sea turtles . finding refuge . among old-growth - Surrealistic digital art, part of the collection Drowned Earth by Jacob Berghoef

Refuge

Sea turtles
finding refuge
among old-growth

Digital art

Bloom - Pulsating blue float gently between branches forest in bloom - Surrealistic digital photo art, part of the collection Drowned Earth by Jacob Berghoef

Bloom

Pulsating blue
float gently between the trees
forest in bloom

When huge numbers of jellyfish, or any plant or animal, appear suddenly, it is called a ‘bloom’. Jellyfish in a bloom can number in the millions.

Digital art

Symbiosis - Drowned forests ~ Nurturing seaweed ~ Symbiosis - Surrealistic digital photo art, part of the collection Drowned Earth by Jacob Berghoef

Symbiosis

Drowned forests
nurturing seaweed
symbiosis

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Digital art

The Other World - You ask me why I live alone in the mangrove forest, at the edge of the infinite sea. - Surrealistic digital photo art, part of the collection Drowned Earth by Jacob Berghoef

The Other World

You ask me why I live
alone in the mangrove forest,
at the edge of the infinite sea.
I smile, I am silent
until even my soul grows quiet:
it lives in the other world,
one that no one owns.
The trees bloom.
The waves keep coming.

Inspired by the poem ‘I Make My Home in the Mountains’
Li Po (701-762 )

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Digital art

Blooming Forest - Bright sunlight dances ~ Coral reefs breathe new colors ~ Old forests in bloom - Surrealistic digital photo art, part of the collection Drowned Earth by Jacob Berghoef

Blooming Forest

Bright sunlight dances 
Coral reefs breathe new colors
Old forests in bloom

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Digital art

Travelers - Dark sounds fill the void ~ A strong back breaks the waves ~ Travelers of the deep - Surrealistic digital photo art, part of the collection Drowned Earth by Jacob Berghoef

Travelers

Dark sounds fill the void
A strong back breaks the waves
Travelers of the deep

Click here to read more about humpback whales

Digital art

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Drowned Earth series, printed on fine art cotton paper, no frame

Drowned Eart series, not framed

Drowned Earth series, 7 prints, printed on museum quality fine art cotton paper, no frame. Paper size 15x15cm, ~6x6". Print size 10x10cm, ~4x4".

Price without shipping costs: €100 / US$110 / DKK750

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If you want a different size, or have specific requirements such as a different color frame, please mention this on the quote form.

Of course also available in other sizes, as full print without borders and/or as Limited Edition.

Drowned Earth series, printed on fine art cotton paper, walnut color glassless frame, passe-partout

Drowned Earth series, framed and with passe-partout

Drowned Earth series, 7 prints, printed on museum quality fine art cotton paper, walnut color glassless wooden frame, white passe-partout. Frame size ~17x17cm, ~6.7x6.7“. Paper size 15x15cm, ~6x6". Print size 10x10cm, ~4x4"

Price without shipping costs: €260 / US$280 / DKK1950

Fill in the quote form for a price including shipping costs.

If you want a different size, or have specific requirements such as a different color frame, please mention this on the quote form.

Of course also available in other sizes, as full print without borders and/or as Limited Edition.

Living In The Other World - You ask me why I live alone in the mangrove forest, at the edge of the infinite sea. - Surrealistic digital photo art, part of the collection Drowned Earth by Jacob Berghoef

Living In The Other World

You ask me why I live
alone in the mangrove forest,
at the edge of the infinite sea.
I smile, I am silent
until even my soul grows quiet:
it lives in the other world,
one that no one owns.
The trees bloom.
The waves keep coming.

Inspired by the poem ‘I Make My Home in the Mountains’
Li Po (701-762 )

Variation on the work 'The Other World', created for an online exhibition.

Digital art

Swimming In Tears II - While trees cry . Fish drop their tears . Drowning earth - Surrealistic digital art, part of the collection Drowned Earth by Jacob Berghoef

Swimming In Tears II

While trees cry
fish shed their tears
in endless waves

Digital art

Birds Cry - Surrealistic impressionistic fine art digital artwork by Jacob Berghoef. Climate crisis, climate emergency

Birds Cry

Thick clouds of brown
smoke darken the sun
Eyes tear,
birds cry
The sun colors the evening
in the hues of the poison that
factories vomit
How high may become
the price the future
will have to pay?

Digital art

Trees Cry - Impressionistic surrealistic digital artwork by Jacob Berghoef

Trees Cry

Thick clouds of black
smoke darken the sun
Eyes tear,
trees cry
The sun colors the evening
in the hues of the flames that
eat tree after tree
How high may become
the price the future
will have to pay?

Digital art

Earth Cries High waves of toxic water drown the land Dead eyes, the earth cries

Earth Cries

High waves of toxic
water drown the land
Dead eyes,
the earth cries
The sun colors the morning
in the hues of dead trees
on the banks of greed
How high may become
the price the future
will have to pay?

I feel it is my mission to make people aware of the beauty, strength and at the same time vulnerability of the earth, which is ravaged by mass human abuse and depletion.

But at the same time, this also sometimes feels like hypocrisy because I am part of the rich and greedy part of society that causes the destruction of the earth's habitability. Even though I do my best to live simply and keep my ecological footprint smaller than "the use" of 1 earth.

At times when I feel this, I feel extra motivated to continue the path we have taken, and I also feel the urge to create a work with a more poignant message....

Digital art

Your ecological footprint, no system change without a reduced ecological footprint

System Change

System Change. That we need to move from an economy/society based on growth and profit, to one that puts well-being of nature -and humans as part of nature- first.

Digital art

System Change, we need Systemic Change ! Surrealistic artwork on the destruction of the earth by capitalism

System Change (2)

Your ecological footprint, no system change without a reduced ecological footprint

System Change (3)

Earth Cries High waves of toxic water drown the land Dead eyes, the earth cries

Earth Cries (2)

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All artworks on this website are available as Open Edition fine art print and as Limited Edition fine art print in any size, on fine art cotton paper up to a maximum size of the shortest side of 110 centimeters ~ app. 43 inches*, unless a photo specifies that certain editions / sizes are no longer available.

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Availability

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