Suixtinction [su~ix~tinc~tion] (also known as self-extinction) is the extinction of a species because the species itself consciously destroys the essential conditions for its life. This occurs through the depletion of resources, the creation of a chaotic environment based on technical creations, and through unbridled consumption causing severe pollution of soil, air and water, resulting in the complete loss of its own food-, clean water and oxygen supply.
Sometimes I want to scratch and bite people (figuratively speaking, of course ;), to wake them up a bit about the predicament in which the earth and nature find themselves. And thus a predicament in which many millions of people already find themselves today. Drought, hunger, lack of drinking water, almost unbearable heat, huge amounts of rain, rising sea level, and so on and so on...
It is not a fiction, not a black future scenario... It is now ! And let's face it, the Western world just continuing to consume and have the consequences fall on poor, vulnerable countries... isn't that the newest form of colonialism?
Thinking about this, the word suixtinction formed in my mind and an image emerged....
Artwork: Suixtinction. A digital artwork created by the fusion of three layers, one of them is the painting Sunlight by the Swedish painter Ingela Wallgren Lindgren (LinkedIn profile). For her original artwork and a link to her website, take a look here.
The other two layers are artworks by myself, and all three layers are transformed to contribute to the final artwork.