Science Fiction at its best has always been a form of social commentary. Precautionary tales and imagery that cover issues such as politics, race, prejudice and inequality.“Alien Lives Matter” Is a painting directly inspired by the demand for justice for victims of police violence and the institutional racism which continues to plague the United States. As an Illustrator of science fiction I ask myself what would it look like if we as humans treated an extra terrestrial the way we treat ourselves? What might the outcry from a coalition of young multi racial activists look like? I set out to create a composition which depicts a peaceful protest march through the streets of New York City's Times Square. Oil on Panel 30"x 40". Limited Edition Print available here.
|Rough concept sketch|