This one is quite sci-fi, with a bit of a retro flavor. I did this working just from my imagination and with no preconceived idea. It’s an old technique of mine, and the same one I used in my charcoal drawings of more than twenty years ago. The title refers to the ending of the original film version of the War of the Worlds. After the Martian ships had defeated human armies, they succumbed to an illness from a bacteria. This movie made a huge impression on me when I was a kid. But in 2014, as Climate Talks are underway, our own species is poised on the brink of self-annihilation. It’s hard nowadays to think of the extinction of an intelligent species without our own civilization coming to mind.
I see a crashed, alien, biomechanoid, and the image occupies a territory somewhere between realism and abstraction.