Reposted Again: The Last Place on Earth and the Greed that Threatens It
Originally posted on February 11, 2012 and November 5, 2014
Well, it's not really the last place on earth but that's how I feel about it. The cow farm that's only a stone's throw away from where I live is threatened with those ugly giant high voltage towers. Even though the cables have not been installed, they already looked ugly and have destroyed the last few remaining pastoral views that we have in our community. Edison does not care that those 200 foot towers are less than 100 feet away from some of the houses. It just doesn't make sense. If one of the tower falls, it would easily struck down a couple of houses. No, I take it back. It does make sense. I get it... because when you follow the money, it's all about greed.
Pray for the children.
Fight the deceit.
Power to the people, right on.
In the meantime,
this too shall pass.
Bury the cables, make hammers and nails out of towers and go build a barn.
Anne: I think I like this photo, but at the same time it scares me. it reminds me of the future, like that movie with Tina Turner, is it Mad Max & the Thunderdome??? The future where water is scarce, land is barren, the sun scorches, rain is acidic. Money no longer matters, the possession of food and water gives you the power to rule. I think it is the orange color, the color of fire, that makes me think of that movie. Should the color be greenish in the background, it will make me think of Heidi, the girl in the Swedish mountain...
Juzno: Heidi is now a grandmother, and her granddaughter Heidi II takes after her. She has a calling to save the oppressed people in Timbuk2 so he leaves her green Swedish mountain and heads off to meet Mad Max, who badly needed counseling from years of alcohol abuse. Mad Max is already 70 years old but with Heidi's badgering and cajoling, Mad max goes to a 12-step rehab. After three days, Mad Max collapses as his heart is too weak to be wean off alcohol. Heidi II needs help so she calls Juzno. Juzno says, "No probs. But I'm kind busy campaigning here. I'll take care of Timbuk2."
Le: First, the unusual red color of a peaceful scene of a farmland immediately draws my attention. I know it's not just because of sunset. I sense some conflict or anger. Reading your commentary, I clearly understand why. You convey your emotion and your thought very skillfully through your artwork.
Juzno: No I wouldn't say I'm angry. Dismayed at powerful entity without regards to humanity and the creation is what I was channeling thorough my art. But yes the scene is conflicted in my view. The contrast of "good" and "evil". (Nobody is truly good.) Powerful versus the oppressed. Strong versus weak. One is led to believe that the oppressed will lose because they have no redeemer.
The concept of David and Goliath comes to mind. The high towers represent Edison or any powerful entity (you can even put the government in this category). The David here is the savior of the oppressed that needs to be heard. David isn't in the picture yet but we know from the biblical account that he will redeem his people. He is coming.
Techie Note: The colors are what came out of the camera. Just some minor tweaks to fine tune the contrast and remove some color cast. Taken with Canon Rebel XT converted to IR, EF 50mm 1.8ii, iso 400, f16, 1/640. Chino Hills, California.