The first thought that popped into my head when I saw your painting was something along the lines of 'Life is a tame ocean'. Actually thinking about it, I think I can add more to that, but it's probably not what you were trying to convey. :b
Philosophical labyrinths aside, this looks amazing!
What a beautiful powerful message! We so have to take better care of our precious resources, before they are gone forever at the hand of greed and ignorance of mankind. The details are amazing here, and even down to the "crack" where the chain comes through Very nice piece Christopher!