Sunday, May 18, 2014

Lovecraft's The Dwellers of Ib

I think that it's fascinating--nay, astonishing--that, though he could write about the plight of alien or alien-like creatures against humans in The Doom that Came to Sarnath as well as In the Walls of Eryx, Lovecraft couldn't see past his own bigotry and Anglophilia to realize that these dramas directly mirrored conflicts of encroachment that the European powers had inflicted upon what he would consider "lesser" races for the past five centuries; the fact he could clearly see the right and wrongs of such actions in his fantastical worlds and be so unbelievably blind to them in his own is one of my favorite examples of complete cognitive dissonance. 

This was done on the Ipad3 using the Wacom Creative Intuos Stylus on the art app, Procreate.