Monday, June 25, 2018

Dystopia

Do you know what a dystopia is? It´s the opposite of the term utopia (first used by Thomas More in the 16th century) and means an undesirable society - think of 1984, Fahrenheit 451 and so on, there are so many great examples in literature.
For me as someone who loves literature and meaningful art, the new "Dystopia" kits from Songbirdy and Holliewood Studios at MischiefCircus.com came in like a bomb that made ideas explode in my head, and I just couldn´t stop creating.
Usually there aren´t many political artworks in the digital art community, and most sites and groups avoid political or religious themes. I´ve often missed that kind of art in the midst of all these pieces of beauty and affirmation because I´m someone who likes to discuss things rather than brushing them under the carpet ... so these Dystopia kits came in handy for me and are my new favourites!
If these collages aren´t your cup of tea, just wait a bit and there´ll be some colourful beauties soon, but for now I´m happy to show some darker pieces here.




4 comments:

Anne (cornucopia) said...

These are all fantastic! I love that you went with dark dystopia political artwork. These made some good points.

johanna said...

leider bin ich mal wieder spät...
aber gut, dass ich diesen post doch noch mitgekriegt habe! du sprichst mir aus tiefster seele!!! es scheint ja geradezu eine grundregel zu sein, bestimmte themen aus der blogwelt auszuklammern (es sei denn man führt einen explizit politischen blog...). da gehts ja eigentlich schon mal los mit der toleranz des aushaltens anderer einstellungen... lieber kitscht man sich zu... ach, grummel-grummel...
jedenfalls würde ich mich SEHR freuen, mehr kunst dieser art bei dir zu sehen!
liebe grüße, johanna

johanna said...

ich wollte noch ein paar andere posts kommentieren, als mir einfiel, dass ich gar nicht weiß, ob du noch email-nachrichten über kommentare bekommst oder ob ich ins leere laufe... sind jedenfalls noch sehr schöne sachen dabei!

Debbie said...

Wow! Very strong pieces indeed. My generation grew up with the stories from our parents about war, and half my family was living in Europe during the 1940s. It’s chilling to see what’s happening now.