Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Flood

Recent work done for This Land Press in Oklahoma.  The illustration accompanies a fictional short story that satirically re-tells the biblical story of God's creation and destruction based on His own loneliness, sadness and grief and the conflicts that arise from such things.  This piece contrasts God and nature with man and society.  Modernizing the story of the flood, with God looking down, His eye as time, to see what man has done with His world.  Man plays the role of God as we create and attempt to control society based on our own grief, using laws, power, religion, etc. for some believed benefit of the world.  Now, that is all gone and he is alone.  Or is he?  It's a loaded image that formed into something that is as personal as it is illustrative and I had a lot of fun making it.  Thanks to AD Jeremy Luther for the job and the freedom allowed in it's creation.

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