Wrecked

wrecked. Drawn by me.

Reference is oil painting by great Théodore Géricault.A depiction of a shipwreck man…( http://www.conceptualfinearts.com/cfa/2014/10/15/frieze-master-2014-a-step-forward-into-quality/dsc_6959/ ) You can feel the suffering,misery,desolation,hopelessness in his extraordinarily expressive painting,not only this one of course ,in all of them,different characters manages to haunt the viewers in very different ways…
So in this terrible world we are living in,almost everyday migrants die in Mediterranean.Mainstream media degrades them to numbers, drowning is almost normalized.Some consider this is not even newsworthy. Announcers don’t even deign to think that they were just like everyone,had hopes,dreams,they loved someone…besides this, why were they escaping,why were/are they risking their lives?Who are directly or indirectly responsible for this tragedy?Indeed,who aren’t…What the imperialism,cooperations oil contracts have done to their home…Actually it’s wrong to use pronoun ‘them’,they are us indeed.I’m not any different from them.Will ever humanity take precedence over politics?I don’t know…For now I see no civilisation,and humanity is “wrecked”..And my words are only words,do not contribute to anything.I hate the way the world ignore and exploit lives and then distractes themselves with pretty things 😦

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9 responses to “Wrecked

  • migarium

    Reblogged this on unnecessary news from earth and commented:
    Really good work, and it really means a full “wrecked”, thank you for sharing this work with us! Also, civilization is an illusion my Earthling friend 🙂 European Union announced “maybe we could take military operational decisions” for immigrants 3 weeks ago. About 200 academics issued a statement against them. 3 days ago, France returned the refugees to the Italy. France reason was “They’ve landed as first Italy coast to Europe”. Maybe those refugees are the lucky ones; because they are able to still take breath. Turkey, Iran, Russia and Syria really live intertwined with terrorism or real terror fear; with terror produced by American and Western imperialism. But the crying side is always west. They do not live this, but they see themselves that they do have the right for invasion for cry for talk! While all those western countries is concerned as civilized, the civilization is simply an illusion. It has been like that at past, it will be so at the future. Except the shortly after invented democracy at ancient Greece, this planet has never been civilized. The great sci-fi master Ray Bradbury says that “Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage.” We can use this for civilization maybe as follows: Civilization is relative. It depends on who claims has the right to invade while killing millions.

  • elenacaravela

    Quite true. We can however, do what we are able each day to send ripples of our best, in any way we are able. To be thoughtful and mindful. Your post, a tiny ripple. And your humanity reflected in the eyes of your lovely drawing.

  • achronicpainlife

    Unfortunately I don’t think humanity will ever take precedence over politics – there are far too many power-hungry sociopaths out there blocking the way. Great work this – you can see the pain in his face clear as day – very talented…

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