this sort of made me wanna cry it was so good.. and a little close to the heart, i had some shitty things happen to me and this reminds me that it's clear we aren't always as alone as way may think.. <3 Great work.
Wow! For a minute there I had a hard time working out which of the boys was real. That's really amazing the way you made the cracks in the pavemant look so real and the way you used the lighting inside the underground room really enhances the illusion. I can just see someone being a bit dof and walking on top of it, then looking down and getting the fright of their life.
I admire the attention to detail in the lighting effects from the painted scene. So there is more than just perspective trickery.
I'm guessing the boy on the left is the artist's son, also seen in gallery pix, and that he is also the model. The woman in upper right appears to be looking at the left boy's face, above the surface picture.
It's interesting that in the dull lighting, the left boy looks radiant.