Moose Factory: Variations on a Theme – Part 1

Embarking on a new series of graphic works tentatively entitled ‘The Long Emergency’. This series will explore various themes and subjects relating to the fall of (post) industrial civilization, which has been set in motion decades prior to the current crisis humanity finds itself in at this present time. The works will explore motifs and subjects such as environmental disasters (nature vs man-made landscapes), energy production, domestic and wild animal and human genetic mutations, just to name a few, all packaged in a surrealist form of image-making, inspired by computer-aided technologies, nature and graphic styles of past painting masters. In  short, this series will be an eclectic mishmash of styles, media and ideas.

In this scanned and digitally enhanced painting, a strange apocalyptic scene depicting wild North American moose species are transformed into chimera/cyborg abominations. There’s an astral plane-like eeriness to the forest, as if something is very wrong. The world has now entered a twilight zone, where wild animals are modified and used as migratory ‘living’ wifi router hubs and other communications surrogates. The immoral mad ‘scientists’ and technocrates are at it once again; modeling the world into their insane and unholy vision of what evolution should be to suit their megalomaniac ambitions.  In the end, nature will always have the answer.  


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