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Aqua custodia by alltelleringet Aqua custodia by alltelleringet
A rather strange idea I must say. So the thing is that the area where the water is open, so it's the same water outside as inside. I would be happy to hear your thoughts about it!

If this structure would be lowered into water with normal air pressure inside the box the water would compress the air a lot and water would fill most of the space inside. To keep the level of water at a level of 10-15 % of the height of the box it wouldn't be possible to lower it more than about 1.8 meters with normal air pressure in the box. Therefore, there is a over pressure inside the box and more air had to be filled into the box as it was lowered down to the bottom. By increasing the pressure of air inside the box it would also keep the box from imploding because of the surrounding water. A human can survive at a higher pressure, at least for a while: "Depending on how you go about going that far below water and the specific tolerances of your body a deadly depth can be from 500 to 1200 feet." ([link]) Imagine that it's not as deep as 500 feet. Rather a few hundred feet's or maybe less, but that is not really important.

To get food he has to fish, which you notice if you look closely. The small propellers provides the lamps with energy. The water is moving and makes the propellers spin.

The big failure will probably be that the air runs out as it would require a lot more trees to keep producing enough oxygen to keep him alive. Slow death in the aqua custodia.
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neverpaidattention Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This seriously took my breath away.
BuilderRoth Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
I'm loving the thought you put into this image. Its nice to see art with a story behind it.
loganduncan16 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Photographer


LegendaryRey Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
WalkinginDreamlight Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the concept for this piece, and also your detailed description :heart:

The only fault I would find is that you can't zoom in to see the smaller details - otherwise a beautiful image :clap:
willyamPax Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
to build this will be quite a challenge... awesome work!
InCenter Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
I would live there...!!
Mephilez Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
I love how specific you are in the description. The concept and output are very well done.

I actually did this once though. It was in Minecraft..... :) lol
BellaSylph Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the idea, and the way the light trickles down is very realistic. My curiosity caused me to look this up [link] Just an FYI. :d
Bicnarok Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent idea and picture.

Did you you know It is estimated that marine plants produce between 70 and 80 percent of the oxygen in the atmosphere, maybe put some sea weed around the house in the water:)
IvanVlatkovic Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great concept and awesome work , well done :)
discreet80 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student Interface Designer
amazing scene
Britiani Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of "The Truman Show" :) I really like this!
alltelleringet Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks! Love that movie :) ...or at least the concept of the movie
Britiani Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Good morning, good afternoon, and good night
KiwisaftDEsign Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
you can also split the water to H and O2 with electricity.
eddyrose1722 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Not sure the exact figures, but I think it's something like 80% of the world's oxygen actually comes from sea plants.
lutz-kleinau Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
what a horrifying idea... i like it though :)
feldrand Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
you're absolutely wicked... :D
"aqua custodia" is a reference to jacques cousteau?
(hope i spelled his name half way correct)
FanArtistik Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I would have to say the same, but really is a great idea and you are a very smart artist, that allow you to show very interesting perspective of the daily life in not common situations.
(I don't know If I write this in the correct way).
STLUKA Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
it's kinda creepy to be there under the deep water living in a glass.. but it's a brilliant work! :heart:
skriki Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010   Interface Designer
Great idea and great work!
jazzuli Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool! as usual.. :D
LillGrafo Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
that's amazing! Do you got it in high-resolution?

Riktigt bra jobbat, har du den högupplöst så skulle jag gärna vela ta mig en ordentligtitt på den :D. Du kan få vattenmärka den om du känner för det.
Bradshaw-101 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Student Writer
What a lovely idea... it's a shame that it's not really possible, although I reckon you could possibly make larger ones and completely fill them with plants.
ecassiel Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
people getting married for the last time with the technology,and this marriage will last for a very short. I started by looking at the work today. Am I happy to saw a good work or am I sad for future of people I don't know but I know this work very very impressive. especially for the new awakening :D
jay2thebone Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Just incredible. I would love for you to do some artwork for my band, please email me on

Very well done on this piece, great attention to detail.
Zemni Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I wonder what kind of fish he'd get at that depth ;D
Mr-Bastos Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Feature here: [link]
EndlesSstyle Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Incredible .. :crying:
MithriLady Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
like spongebob
really bizzare and original work!
Alesys Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i totally love it! it's like a fragment of a SF novel. though it looked rather impossible at the first sight, i really enjoyed your scientific approach and explanation. thumbs up!
danineteen Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Very scientific description there ;)
kkoorime Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010   General Artist
The concept is really cool and reading further made it even more interesting, but honestly, the only reaction that stuck in my mind when I saw this is that "it's sad!" :ohnoes: Probably because there's nothing entertaining down there but plain waters, but that might be your intention, too. So anyway, I guess my uncalled "sadness" for this artwork (or for the man inside) only shows that the execution is exceptionally good.
alltelleringet Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
some things have to be sad... :-|
the-holy-dark Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
If you just fix that O2 problem then you could open up a lot of real estate.
alltelleringet Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
that's smart =)
themiddleman07 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
saw this a while ago and coming back to comment because of it's immense coolness! I must say the glass box looks super realistic and I like the little ladder coming down underneath it to the sea floor
furvert101 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
wow, interesting!
Elric2012 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
Brilliant! Bravo!
ollite20 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Heheh, great idea. Lovin' the background story. You've really thought it through! :D
killerXzombie Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Student General Artist
that's awesome
jesaia Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
nice concept....
20rules Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
Is this available in a large digital format? I would love to have this as a background ^_^
GhettOtter Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Falu rödfärg!
1bic Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
very nice i love your work
irinama Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional
Great work honey!:heart:
cerengamze Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
the idea and the execution is good; i appreciate.
Especially the bottom of the "aqua custodia" connected to the sea is a intriguing idea.

but the trees need sunlight in order to make photosynthesis, and the level of sunlight passing through the water decreases dramatically when you go down deeper. ıf the needed light is provided by the self-generated light sources then it means there is not enough sunlight to lighten the underwater-glass-cage, and trees can not be able to produce oxygen, instead like in an endless night, and they will increase the level of CO2 in the cage. So, i guess it is more efficient and possible to use the seawater itself to distill oxygen. may be mirrors can be used to bring the sunlight to the deep sea (like the Japans did for growing tomatoes in metro stations). Also we do not use pure oxygen, it is just the 21% of the air, the other components have to be existent.

These are not for saying that it is impossible; these are mind-itching problems that probably have solutions if we pay attention more.
may be it is hard to make a closed-circuit habitat for a single human and single unit, but it is still possible i think.
to sum up (I've talked too much:)) ; the idea is good and i liked the result, but it needs some improvements to become more liveable.
alltelleringet Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks for your reflections, interesting points :)
ArtByKix Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
Is this made out of stock-photos, like most of your work, or is the whole thing f'n painted in Photoshop? At least the background seems somewhat painted, but the house is quite similar to those in other manipulations of yours, and it is indeed very Swedish. Scandinavian greetings!
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