I personally dont care if my work is 'borrowed' or copied. In fact I would be flattered. I probably would be upset if I was losing money. But that is highly unlikely. I am coming at this from the point of view that everybody copies something from somebody. All you can hope for is to retain some dignity and perhaps inflict a commercial penalty if a business was foolish enough to use your raw image with out permission. Of course its not for me to say but it is a shame that images are spoiled needlessly How was your work stolen
So much texture and color, so much going on in the details but my eye is drawn to the two figures. They are so beautifully rendered and so full of emotion. I just read the poem that inspired this piece for the first time and I love your interpretation. "Not with a bang but with a whimper" - what a parting line!
I'm very fond of both Eliot and Beksinski... and very, very, very fond of this image - everything - the colour scheme, the body language, the composition...This definitely has very strong elements of Beksinski far as the background is concerned...
"remember us, if at all not as lost and violent souls.... but only as the hollow men the stuffed men"
can't praise this one highly enough, both on it's own terms,and in your choice of inspiration.