DDMA2 - Despairing Destiny Modern Art 2
Like the first DDMA, this collection focuses on works that are abstract yet meaningful, presenting a distressing and melancholic view of a universe too big to control, a universe which we have no say in. Last of the Lights is a fair representation here, envisioning the death of the sun and stars, the disappearance of light from our universe, and the bleakness that results. That there remains color in this work reflects the latent hope that such is not the end, that we can continue forward despite this inexorable disaster. Pond-Tainted Watcher portray some sort of animal, amphibian-like. The poor animal looks frayed and tired, forcing itself to carry on simply because it has no other paths. But doing so is difficult because it has tragically been burned and degraded by the environment in which it has been forced to live. Crowded Passage Outwards is another fairly concrete work using a motif that's been seen before; however, its uses of vertical lines cut off abruptly, background contours, and negative space, make it one of the best works of its archetype, and one that portrays a deep and relatable anxiety and claustrophobia. Gassy Light is a fascinating, hopeless work that uses a truly interesting and very effective shading style to emphasize the pollution and dirtiness of its setting. The mood this work evokes is paradoxical, half hopeful and half hopeless. And finally of note, my personal favorite work this week is Stasis Reflecting Dynamism, a work with similarly interesting shading and use of color contrast, and a work too abstract to really describe any other way, except to say that it felt like it belonged in this collection in particular. Please enjoy!