Again, just wonderful (literally). This work would have been at home with some of the best "surreal, post-apocalyptic" posters/prints of the 1970s. Of course, one might argue that this is an example of anti-apocalyptic creation ... Is the city being raised from the depths, or created perhaps ... that is the feeling I get from it.
Maybe this is one of those left brain/right brain things, but I see the city rising up out of the waters, not crashing down into them. As it comes up, it's uprooting nature...and the man in the power suit is ready to take his place in the new order. What I'm not sure of is if he's imposing his order on nature or, well, something else.
That's a really good observation. I thought it was crashing down at first 'cause I was observing the trees falling down from the top of that building, when in fact, the buildings are rising out from under that small island, and picking up a patch of land (the trees with it)... if that makes sense. The uprooting nature seems like a gradual and drastic process. The man does look like he's concentrating as if using some powers of telekinesis. lol