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Created Destruction by yuumei Created Destruction by yuumei
Inspired by photos like these [link]

So people invented a lot of good things but also a lot of bad things. The good things: chocolate (jk), internet, computers, books, etc. The bad things: drugs, nuclear weapons, pollution, and etc. But pollution is getting pretty bad right now so why aren't there many major actions taken to stop this. So there are many organizations that are working on the problem but they won't get far unless the public is with them. (Most people say they agree but don’t really do much to help) And so a few laws were made to decrease pollution but is it really working? The problems are not just the factories, there's too much trash, too many cars, and it may not be so bad right now but it will be, and when we get there, I can tell you from personal experience that it will suck and many will regret it.

When I lived in China, the air was horrible. I had many respiratory problems and my mom's voice was always raspy due to the poisonous air. (Yes, it was poisonous, but of course the government tried to keep that a secret, though it got leaked out anyways….) After I arrived in the US, it felt wonderful. The sky was blue instead of grey and it was without thick smog. There was a beautiful park with huge lakes, lots of fish, birds, and other wildlife. I use to visit it all the time, but there was a period of time when I was unable to, then when I returned on my 12th birthday, I was in for a shock. Dead fish covered the lake shores in piles and roles, dead birds floated on the lake surface, and empty turtle shells were everywhere. The place was full of death. So due to our creations, are we on the path to destruction?

And as for the art...well, I think its obvious that I suck at drawing factories.... So the picture is basically of two giant human hands adding more parts to the factory to increase the production of destruction.
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Hexidextrous Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Kind of looks like Master Hand and Crazy Hand from Super Smash Bros, one creating new parts to a factory, and the other destroying parts of it.

It sort of fits, because of this theory that Master Hand is supposed to represent Creation, and Crazy Hand is supposed to represent Destruction.
MattL3 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
i think the concept is really awesome, but to me it looks like more like the two hands are coming out of the sky and destroying the factories by picking them up and dropping them
fernando1914 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
karas1117 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
reminds me of america today
Permafry42 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student General Artist
"The bad things: drugs"
To be fair, without drugs we wouldn't have a lot of the cures for illnesses. Not to mention all the wonderful art created thanks to people being on drugs.
sparky227 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Some drugs can be a good thing... and even those who abuse harmful drugs mostly do it because they want to. If someone wants to destroy themselves I don't see the problem. If they value their life that little and don't want help then it's a waste of resources to help them.

And whilst I agree that not enough people care about about how we're damaging our planet, it doesn't help that the people with most of the money are driven only by greed, and everyone else has grown up in an environment where selfishness is rewarded even at the cost of others, and we're brainwashed into believing that acquiring material goods is our main purpose in life.

Anyway, keep up the good work :)
Sora9317 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I shall call it 4Chan
StudioRB Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yuumei you definately do not suck at drawing factories, you got the point across very well. The artwork convey your message really well and I love the style.

I agree with Elusive, Yuumei is not disgarding technology rather than expecting to find better ways of doing what we are doing currantly. Although with all the emphasis on going green lately I think the world is in the correct mindset.

wait and see I guess.
GodzillaKrueger Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
ElusiveDreams07 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I think a lot of the people who commented that she's being hypocritical by favoring some inventions over others missed the point a little bit. It doesn't sound to me like she even implied we should do away with technology altogether but that more of an effort needs to be made to reduce the impact of the toxic wastes we produce. I think the whole idea is that if we're so intelligent and creative that we can come up with things like the internet (which is so fantastic) then we should come up with a way too keep the whole thing from blowing up in our faces from so much garbage and toxins. Pollution is the consequence of evolution but it doesn't have to be the end of it.
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