Another thing we wanted to do, a lot of shows or movies that are in the future or the post-apocalyptic are very bleached, desaturated desert environments and we wanted to do the opposite of that. There’s always talk about Chernobyl and the world that environment has recovered has become this idyllic, bizarrely refuge for wildlife.” – Miles Millar

This drawing is another “throwaway.”
It’s a sketch that got orphaned within the bigger scheme of things.
I think it does have a certain post-apocalyptic feel?

So let’s consider the potential interpretations.
Is this camper abandoned, or are the occupants enjoying a nice cup of coffee?
Those who view art will always add their perspective.
The important thing to remember:
There’s no “right” or “wrong” way of interpreting it.
Viewers will fill in the parts they don’t “see.”
There’s no visible gas bottle. But it might be on the other side.
Where’s the car?
It could be parked just out of view.
On the other hand, the artist could’ve added visual cues to suggest an apocalypse, with more macabre elements, such as skeletons, burning vehicles, etc.
But then, the cunning viewer would’ve picked up on the pristine appearance of the camper.
Surely, if there were skeletons, that camper would’ve been in a sad state of decay?

This discussion can continue along these lines, but I believe the big takeaway is that viewers will overlay their own pictures on top of the artist’s.
As long as art evokes some discussion or emotion, I guess it’s all good.
Just beware of the expectation that “everyone will get it!”

Keep on drawing, painting, sculpting, or whatever it is that you do.
Don’t stop creating your vision of the universe.
And while you’re at it, allow your readers, fans, or followers to create their imaginary worlds- Based upon your work.
Never attempt to control their narrative.
That’s what makes art so great.
Imagination goes both ways!
It’s not a stream, it’s a whirlwind.
Something that changes direction- When you least expect it.

Matt

2 Comments
  1. The couple have loaded their dirt bikes into their pickup and driven to the (out of view) sandhills to have some fun. Inside the camper, a slow-cooker is preparing their evening meal (it runs off a converted house battery since they are obviously “dry-camping.” 🙂
    –Michael

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      Matt LR 4 weeks ago

      This is a well-formed image. I like the idea of solar as well. There’s a lot of sun, judging by the absence of shadows 🙂

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