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Creation Date

Spring 2022


WHY THIS SUBJECT? The destruction of our planet by the hands of capitalistic billionaires is something that I feel should unify the majority of our world's people in a fight against such systems. Capitalism breeds unethical behavior in the economy: exploitation, slavery, globalization, and crime. Additionally, it and its corporations are the largest source of land, air, and water pollution. The lazily stupid idea to leave Earth behind is something I wanted to over-inflate to vilify billionaires like Elon Musk, who would rather invest in space travel and other useless endeavors than actually use his wealth for world crises.

WHAT SHOULD WE KNOW ABOUT THE WORK? It's a minor thing, but the rocket in the poster is based off of a SpaceX rocket. Also, I wanted to take the triumphant visuals of space travel (a rocket flying upwards into the great unknown) but twist it in a cruel and unfair way (by making the Earth a boiling sphere of lava with skeletal hands clawing for help).

WHAT WAS YOUR PROCESS? I first hand-drew a sketch on Clip Studio Paint, then I used various polygon tools to draw in the clean and sharp shapes shown without line art.


What about the rest of us?, Earth, rocket, space, stars, lava, hands, corporations, capitalism, pollution, exploitation, slavery, globalization, and crime