The destroying of the arm creates a very well message of a rapture, (especially since it and surrounding it is gold.) The idea is very creative, with as it leads to God, it melts away. I also love the choice of colors. Gorgeous!
I like it. Especially the overall choice of colors, I just love purples and blues. The idea itself is interesting also - to me it seems like the hand/body begins to disintegrate the closer it gets to Heaven.
I used Photoshop CS5 when I was in high school in my graphic design shop. ( It's pretty crazy that I graduated a wekk ago o_o) The effect is prett sick! Is it a negative effect? The abrasive textures complimented with the purple and black make this piece look very edgy.