Tsunami – Raping of the Land and it’s People
This graphic is something that I started, and really didn’t know how I felt about it, while drawing it. How can something so magnificent, powerful and really beautiful, be so destructive and killing. I was just out to sea, only about 20 miles off shore deep-sea fishing, and was absolutely amazed by the beauty of the ocean. The color, the creatures, the rhythm of the waves, I just stared in wonder. But then I remembered the horrible tragedy in Japan just a few weeks ago, and other places in the past. This liquid that can be se cleansing, so delicate to the touch of a finger, can instantly turn into a power like no other. As I thought more about it, I started thinking of my family basking on the beach just miles from me, the same as so many in Japan, and what was lost in just seconds. I guess with living, and I do want to live life to the fullest, there are always that chance of something horrible can happen. Fires, Storms, Human conflict and yes tsunamis, are something that can happen at any moment, but I can’t imagine not taking those chances, and live, while breathing. The amazing time that my family had on the beach, the amazing time that I had on the ocean, out counters the chance of catastrophe and not living life to its fullest. If anything the knowledge that life can be taken away at any moment, gives me even more motivation to live it, and appreciate it now.
I pray for the people of Japan, and I hope from all that was taken by this rape of their country, that they recover fully. The reason I say rape, is because this is something that could not have been stopped, or was caused by any neglect or any evil of Japan’s people. I hope and pray that the reactors and contamination is soon resolved, and I believe because of their respect for each other, and the way the Japanese people will give all for their country, they will soon be back as one of the most powerful countries in our world.
My art can do very little to show the hurt, the pain, the destruction of places that have been affected by a tsunamis, but I also wanted to show a slight beauty to the massive wave as well. Please don’t take this piece of art as anything but art, it’s not political, it’s not racist, and it’s not an indication or belief that anyone deserves any such as a tsunami… it’s just my art and thoughts! The blue wave (hand) represents the tsunami, taking the resources from the Land (the green hand) in a tug of war of give and take.