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Even Near The End Sunsets Are Still Beautiful

Even Near The End Sunsets Are Still Beautiful – photomontage 2017

How are we supposed to be at peace with our lives during reports of a coming mass extinction? As scientists report with near certainty that the world we know is on the verge of collapse do we spend our time fretting about impending doom or can we enjoy our world which is still incredibly beautiful?

At the end of the day when light and warmth is about to change into cold darkness we don’t worry about what is coming as we enjoy the incredible beauty of the sunset. If it is the end of our world, our planet is still full of beauty and wonder. We need to do what we can to mitigate the extinction of animal life on our planet; but, we also need to be at peace with what may change and enjoy our daily lives. The end of the world, like the end of the day, is still beautiful. For the tranquility of our minds we need to enjoy what is all around us right now. Thinking along these lines influenced me as I worked on this image.

This is a photomontage combining elements from my personal photographs (taken by me) with digital new media techniques. An essential part of my image making process is to find and photograph elements needed to make the images. I rely on a long history in printmaking and graphic arts to guide the thought process and take me through the necessary steps to complete the final work

© 2019 – Howard Faxon

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  1. There is an exquisite irony in your comment. Grandkids are why we need to act in every way we can to make the predictions wrong. I read an article this morning and learned that when an animal is the last of its species it is called an endling. I had never thought about that – it’s sad.
    I like awesome picture mash up so much more than photomontage. Thank you for your comment. It’s not a light or happy post and maybe the backstory should have been left out.

    • There is an exquisite irony in your comment. Grandkids are why we need to act in every way we can to make the predictions wrong. I read an article this morning and learned that when an animal is the last of its species it is called an endling. I had never thought about that – it’s sad.
      I like awesome picture mash up so much more than photomontage. Thank you for your comment. It’s not a light or happy post and maybe the backstory should have been left out.

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