Requiem

2013 Ink, watercolor, charcoal, pastel on Bristol 11x17
2013
Ink, watercolor, charcoal, pastel on Bristol
11×17

I am a huge fan of LINKIN PARK. Their music and the lyrics in many ways resonates with me mentally and spiritually. I can feel the angst and anxiety in most of their songs, a reflection of my often troubled state of being.

Their last three albums dealt with chaos and unrest of a world on brink of destruction. In the album “A Thousand Suns” prominently features the threat of a nuclear holocaust. This particular piece based on the first track in that album “Requiem” you would hear an eerie voice chanting over the haunting goth like techno music:

God save us everyone
When we burn inside the fires of a thousand suns
For the sins of our hand, the sins of our tongue
The sins of our father, the sins of our young, no

It sounds like a prayer of remorse and regret for man’s greed and pride that had brought about the destruction, but what good is regret when he’s gone too far to turn back, to undo the damages he has done…

I know it seems weird posting about this just on the eve of a New Year. But let’s rest assured we will live to see another year of more productivity. After all look what happened with 2012.

Happy New Years everyone! May your dreams come true!

P.S. I will be on break for the rest of this week to slowly soak in the reality of another year forward and to make some resolutions that I hopefully can keep. So see you next week with new work.
Ciao ciao!

Published by theartistaslisalee

Lisa Lee is an artist and writer based in Southern California. She was educated at Cal State University Long Beach where she received her BFA in Illustration, and originally focused her career goal in animation and/or comic books. After eight years freelancing on various projects from web graphics to concept art she now devotes full time to painting and drawing as well as writing and producing graphic novels. She combines her past experiences in animation and graphic art with the elements of modern masters such as Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Keith Haring. Much of her style revolves around Expressionism and Pop Art, and she treats each piece independently of one another; in short, she uses different styles and techniques for different subject matters. Her interests spans a wide array, from social and political issues, popular culture, movies, history, mythology, and her own personal experiences. She tends to shift back and forth between the light and the dark side; her work will often reflect her mood. When not associating herself with art Lisa enjoys movies, listening to music, driving around aimlessly, and occasionally dabbles on weird hobbies such as cooking, jewelrymaking, and picking weeds.

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