Tonight, We All Die Young
Hi. here’s a quick illustration that i just finished today. it was inspired by my current favourite song, Save Me by Avenged Sevenfold. it also carries a very subtle political meaning. my country recently concluded what will be known as a watershed parliamentary election. i used to not give two hoots about politics because my country is a false democracy. we have been under the same ruling party for more than half a century. as this was the first time i could exercise my right to vote, and the fact that 82 out of 87 seats would be contested (implying the possibility for real change), i was determined to vote and vote responsibly.
so i took some time to attend rallies, read each party’s manifestos. the process really opened up my eyes to many things which the state-controlled media has hidden from us. i was pretty enraged. (and so were many of my local peers.) to cut a long story short, our government was once anti-establishment, but now many years on, represents the very establishment they were against. (kind of like Animal Farm.) our country seems perfect from the outside. but if you look closely, in the name of progression and economic development, our rulers have seem to lost their moral compass and their touch with reality. the election concluded with a 60-40 win for the patriarchs.
the missing arms represent a state of yielding, of being unable to fend for oneself. the hair is white, the colour of surrender, and also the colour of the dominant party (who are often referred to as the Men in White). she exemplifies the helpless commoner who becomes a victim of the ruling party’s blindness. also, a friend pointed out that the white/black ratio seems to be 60/40. i didn’t partition it with that intention so it must be my subconscious.
(to the peeps around me, especially my dear colleagues: i know yall have had enough of politics from me, but i just cant quit it! hehe)
to be honest, i seem to have my drawing ability handicapped lately. that’s why i haven’t been posting anything new for ages and ages. i have many clear concepts (quite a few political) in my head, but they were all too ambitious and i was lazy and unmotivated and always preferring to curl up in bed with a book… oh well, i hope you like this one.