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CRUCIFIXION 001 by RSConnett CRUCIFIXION 001 by RSConnett
Acrylic on Canvas, size: 14 x 18" - Completed 3/2008

This painting was originally intended as a 'study' for a larger more involved and detailed painting. One I've been commissioned to create. I've decided to continue my series of paintings which began with my commission entitled 'EPITAPH' ([link])

My 'Epitaph' series of paintings concern my trepidation and anger over the changes I have seen, and see coming, in our world.

I need to express the horror I feel as I watch our planet become a garbage dump. I must express my disgust of those people who, in spite of power and money, choose to make this situation worse rather than better. I paint my dismay, as I watch our rights as citizens steadily erode in the name of 'safety'. I need to express my fear, (real or manufactured) of looming destruction by war, weather, crime or disease.

It seems to me that the planet itself has turned on us because WE have made ourselves its enemy.

In the short time that I have lived, I have seen SO MANY beautiful natural things destroyed through foolishness, ignorance and avarice.

Everyone with a TV knows that GLOBAL WARMING is real. Even the a-holes who have tried to deny it for decades, (all the time knowing the truth) have been forced to acknowledge it now. Our world is getting sicker faster than anyone wanted to think.

These paintings are my small attempt to make people think about what is happening. I'm not sure we can stop it.

We are on the brink of a world without hope of recuperation. This could be the beginning of the end of the human species. OH YES, I know, You've heard this ALL before, right? … Don't be so fast to dismiss the possibility. Not when the greatest minds of living generations are saying the same thing.

Life has already ended for thousands of species. The end of more living things than has occurred since the mass extinctions of the dinosaurs, 200 million years ago, ([link]). These extinctions are ON OUR HANDS. In many cases, these are not extinctions, these are GENOCIDE'S!

How does this happen? One example; Why would an Amazonian subsistence farmer be concerned about the 'genocide of species' he commits by burning down a plot in a rain forest when his family is starving? WHAT WOULD YOU DO in his shoes? Would you let your family die so that the Western world could have new cancer drugs?

Until all people realize that we are connected, I don't see how we can last indefinitely.

The human population continues to grow at an alarming rate. We hit the first ONE BILLION PEOPLE in the mid 1800's. (19th Century) Now, just over 100 years later, we are at 6.5 BILLION. By 2050, some estimates show human population at 9 BILLION. THINK ABOUT THAT! These 'BILLIONS' are mostly people living in poverty. What can they do to make the world livable for you or your children? … NOTHING.

The EARTH has been compared to a living thing, called GAIA ~ ([link]) I agree that it does act much like a living thing. It seems to me that the Earth will continue to do what it can to rid itself of THE HUMAN VIRUS. The Earth will continue to struggle against our onslaught, the way a human body will call upon antibodies to fight off a disease.

Based on what I have heard, read and seen, there will continue to be an increase in Earthquakes, Floods, Cyclones and Hurricanes. Extreme weather conditions. This is being caused by GLOBAL WARMING. If you have not read Al Gore's book: "THE ASSAULT ON REASON" You should. Or at least see the movie. He IS our rightful president, after all. And while you are at it, watch the movie "ZEITGEIST": [link] (FREE)

I feel like yelling; "HEY! The f-ing ice caps are melting! WAKE UP!" Doesn't that scare the sh-t out of you?!

New diseases are developing and mutating. A.I.D.S. is the NUMBER ONE KILLER in Africa. The MRSA infection now kills more people in the US than A.I.D.S. I have never seen so much CANCER … and it seems like every other person over 70 has DEMENTIA of some kind! (Alzheimer's) IT DID NOT USED TO BE LIKE THIS!

Wars continue to rage. Genocide continues to be practiced. Muslim Terrorists plan to kill the infidels, while we western terrorists continue to try to kill them. Religion against religion. OUR GOD IS THE ONLY GOD! KILL IN THE NAME OF CHRIST, ALLAH, BUDDHA, SATAN!

The "HAVE-NOTS" are murdered by the thousands. No one cares.

What the FU-K, man?!?

By the way, Did you know that male penises are growing shorter and shorter with each new generation? Did you know that the Amphibians are disappearing from the Earth? Did you know that it rains human fecal matter in Mexico City? (it evaporates up from open sewers and then rains back down on the people)

I was lucky to be born when I was. I have enjoyed all the fruits of the Earth. And I am now leaving the young my sh-t and garbage. Thank you VERY much! …"Please clean it up now, won't you?"

The media is going to tell you not to worry. OKAY, It's NOT a problem … Nothing 'we' can't handle. 'No worries mate' … 'CHEERS!' … and in the same breath, they point out THE LOOMING RECESSION, THE INCREASING MURDER AND CRIME RATE, IMPENDING TERRORIST ATTACKS, RAPISTS ON THE LOOSE, DRUGS IN THE WATER SUPPLY, CRACK ON THE CORNER, DIMINISHING IQ RATES … But hey, It's all 'okay, as long as you don't venture out of your prescribed comfort zone.

They want you to believe that everything outside your 'comfort zone' is VIOLENT and DANGEROUS! … However, if you just stay home and do your job and do AS THEY TELL YOU, everything will be just FINE!

They want you GOOD AND SCARED! We live in a society of FEAR. If 'THEY' keep us afraid, then we are easier to control. (SEE; 'THE CULTURE OF FEAR' by Barry Glassner)

Here's what I think: The 'media' is controlled by MONEY. Money is controlled by those who would take what is left of the worlds resources and hoard them for themselves and their kin. These are the guys who wield their power to control what you see, hear, and read … ultimately what YOU THINK.

It is their mission to make you STUPID with the NEW OPIUM of entertainment. They don't want you thinking or trying to do anything about ANYTHING that might make them share what's left of the 'GOOD STUFF'. They want you to shut up and do as they tell you to do. They want to ENSLAVE you. And in a few generations - THEY WILL.

'Entertainment' is the 'NEW RELIGION'. It is the new "OPIUM OF THE MASSES" And we are being BOMBARDED with a new 'BLITZKRIEG' of CRAP tailored made by psychiatrists, psychologists and Propaganda Masters who are working for the media moguls, who are working for the government, who are working for the global corporations. The global corporations run the world, and they want YOU stupid, satisfied and pliable.

PLEASE NOTE: People who you and I have never heard of DESIGN OUR LIVES for us.

This massive BLITZ of brainless crap on TV. "THE MOMENT OF TRUTH", "SURVIVOR", "BIG BROTHER" "PRISON BREAK" "LOST" "DIRT" "WEEDS" "HEROES" "AMERICAN IDOL" are intended to brain wash YOU. (I watch too!) They want you TO LIVE IN A DREAM WORLD. They want you to NOT TO GIVE A CRAP about Global warming or War or Pollution.

They can take our rights away one by one using the excuse that they are trying to PROTECT YOU. Crimes are exaggerated ALL out of proportion. We fear to walk the streets. We lock your doors and hide in our living room watching the TV. We are RATS IN A CAGE. ALL WE WANT is to be left alone so we can enjoy your favorite show in peace!

Your life is worth less and less. There is almost no 'MIDDLE CLASS' left . What will be left when the middle class is completely gone will be The HAVES, and the HAVE NOTS. Their attitude is, "I've got mine ass-ole, so F-CK YOU!"

And speaking of the 'HAVES & HAVE NOTS': Would you welcome the new 'INFO CHIP'? Available soon in your neighborhood will be the "WONDER CHIP" A tiny chip which contains all your vital information and can locate you anywhere in the world!

This is a chip that can be implanted under your skin that would hold all your important health information, enable you or your children to be tracked in an accident using GPS, … and contain all your financial and bank records so you could shop without cash or credit cards! Does that sound great!?

If your answer is "YES, That sounds like an interesting idea" … YOU SHOULD THINK AGAIN CAREFULLY.

When enough people accept this new technology, all others will eventually be forced to do the same. (Sort of like credit cards, but WAY more imperative) When most people use the chip, the people who control that chip will control you. They will control your financial info and be able to find you. If they want, they can 'disconnect' you from everyone else. They can disconnect you from your money, accidentally or deliberately. Think about that.

Don't take my word for any of this. FIND OUT. Check it out. THINK ABOUT IT.

I'm like most other people. I would prefer to simply 'live my life' and let 'the other guy' worry about all this global warming crap, war, mind control and overpopulation stuff. Unfortunately, if you are under 40 years old … you WILL be directly effected by what is to come. Your rights and freedoms will go south for the nuclear winter. Your standard of living will be slowly but constantly eroded. One day you wake up part of a third world community living as slave labor within a 'FIRST WORLD UNITED CORPORATION', owned and operated by the greedy vampires who hold on to the remaining wealth and power of the planet.

My paintings reflect my feelings and ideas. It's the best I can do for now. If I can make a few people sit up and think about it, my existence is almost justified. ~ RS :)
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Daily Deviation

Given 2008-03-30
"sometimes changes need a second glance, and they are not what they seem on surface.  The choices that we take, no matter how much sugarcoated they are, sometimes could be the poison pill we are forced to swallow."CRUCIFIXION 001 by *vmaximus is a wonderfully executed piece with strong message, that defenitely deserves second glance ( Featured by archanN )
KunYKA Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
better to do it with ravens instead human
Ingrima Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Great painting, in many ways. I'm totally feeling you on this issue =/

MagmaSloth Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seldom do I ever come across another deviant who shares my mindset so vividly.
If like-minded futurists and artistic philosophers can find enough motivation, we can turn the tables. We could be the cancer that infects consumerism and corporate-greed from the inside-out. We can infiltrate the media with an explosion of highly-evolved next-level artwork and promotion of healthy and intelligent lifestyle choices, and put an end to this madness. We're so gluttonous we're corroding the planet that created us. If we weren't so immediately self-destructive and obsessively-indulgent with our lack of a perception of the future, we'd gladly consume our entire galaxy, we'd put the rest of the multiverse in shackles.
That's what I see.
The few rich enough to escape this dying pile of rot and filth will inhabit mars. Those rich enough to capitalize the rest of our solar system will have plenty of resources. There's no immediate end unless we can collectively help eachother evolve instead of practicing anti-progress.

"If I can make a few people sit up and think about it, my existence is almost justified." ~ RS :)
chricko Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Love this!
unspoken411 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yes...very good
The-Red-Banana Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
The description of this picture made me respect you so much... You should seriously be president lol
Emxnuel420 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I really like this painting and I was looking for a good painting in order to put it as an image to my band, so I would like to know if you can give me the chance to do it with out any copyright issue.

unveilpure Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
respect goes out for the heart and soul youve put into this piece.. i myself dont have the patience to write down all my beliefs in a description but i suppose its a good thing to do in order of hoping to pass valuble messages onwards. as for the piece, it trully captures the horror of western civillation and what it has done to the world, the barbed wired adds a reall gritty and disturbing effect, which is like the black oil of ignorance which lurks in those who care nothing for the purity of life.
TaylaaMarie Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
You should write a book about all of your paintings and all that is written above. You've got a lot of important things to express. I definitely agree we all need to wake up. Great paintings my friend, very impressive skill :)
Sebmaestro Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is really brilliant in every ways. The concept and idea is incredible! And the painting itself is amazing too, of course.
Nimium Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
I personally use this as a design for my msn messenger,
I really like this one and I'm gonna fav it now!
Thanks for this present, I'm enjoying this pretty much.
JecBro Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Jesus is not dead. JESUS IS ALIVE, ALIVE. Look to him for salvation from this dieing world.
nailpolish7 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome.
drinkyourtea Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
wow just wow your pictures always seem to take me to a surreal landscape which I can't describe in words
darthb Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Zooshi Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Sorry for double post. I didn't mean to make two. But anyways, I too feel the anger at how many horrible things people from my generation are going to have to suffer through because of the the corruption that has been allowed to continue for so long. Some serious bull shit IS going to affect us directly, and the older generations still have this, "just ignore it, I'll die before it even affects me" attitude. Well, not all of them, but my parents, and pretty much my whole family do. They don't even really comprehend what's going on. They don't take me seriously every time I attempt to give someone a wake up call. It's really depressing.
Zooshi Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
I like to read your descriptions. I usually completely agree.
'cept...I like Lost. So far anyways. I haven't finished it.
goRillA-iNK Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Student General Artist
Whoa to much to read so, I'll just take your word for it. lol

I like this piece very cool and emotional and just a tad bit creepy.

Awesome skills and great style. I think you should be seen in a real gallery.
I did a piece called, Hieratical Blasphemy and almost no one has faved it or even taken a very good look at it. It's not colored yet that maybe why.
Necrypt Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible drawing. And I totally agree with you.
HalfMadPsycho Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
wow, that's just amazing.
GhostCity Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
is this the future of mankind?? I hope not...
Amaranth-Pink Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
Everything you say is what the government/media/whatever don't want everybody else to know :0 Because it's pretty much truer than what any of them have said.

Maybe it'd be much better if were still cavemen going 'ugh urrrrrr'.

The picture compliments what you said nicely. Very interesting concept.

We're fucked as a species, aren't we. മ_മ
funkyjunky Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Professional Photographer
Very powerful!!!
Saffy-Night Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
That's wonderful. The detail is amazing and I know what you mean about how we've ruined this world.
Sarahcuppycake Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
i like reading what you wrote <3
miguelopazo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantastic !!!! :+fav:
hazznofriends Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
the tree is gorgeous, i love the detail you achieve with arylics
Jacobea Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Love have macabre this is :love:

As for Global Warming (and Cooling too) it's a natural process, but one that mankind isn't doing anything to help by creating pollution, thus exacerbating the affects for the worse :|
RSConnett Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks ! ~ I like this symbol! - :|
LaPuertita Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008   Photographer
WOW.... just to let you know... i read your entire description, and was thinking... hmm... NO SHIT... i don't understand why everyone doesn't realizes this... i've been accused of being a "tree-hugging hippie liberal" when i try to talk to people what i've learned about climate change, global warming, our earth's carrying capacity (which i believe has already been reached)... seriously, if you are willing to look, the "facts" are evident and frankly all around us... and yes, i do believe that the earth is a separate living entity on its own, and i like the way you said that it's "rebelling against the human disease..." very true.
anyways, commendable piece of art, very frank and bold and filled with meaning... good job instant :+fav:
and bravo!!! for taking the time to voice your opinions... we could use more people in our world like this...
archanN Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Featured your wonderful art here: [link]

ailime Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
I absolutely agree with the comment part too!! The saddest part is, the situation won't change until Those ppl (the rich who have the power) actually realized that their precious leisure place is totally busted (aka no more fancy skiing in the Swiss Alps) but that's gonna be way too late.

And the painting is just ... wow gorgeous and representative !
BlackJeanne Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008   Traditional Artist
it's beautiful
just breathtaking
pichu4850 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
One word: fucking amazing. Okay, that's two words but. 8D

I can't believe this is on 14x18, it seems sooo small for how much detail you managed to paint. I love all those skulls at the bottom and ohwowofsdkjfsdf.
schmoo15 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
shiny-pl Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
Your great artwork was featured in the tag in my journal: [link]
maryzhang67 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
just one thing, stop telling us about what is happening and just tell us how to fix it ok?
bensinn Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
okay man, thats heavy, to heavy for most folks I expect, none the less I faved this for the art, and your words...

rainingquietly23 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
I read your long comment and I cried. I knew about some of the things you were talking about and I think it just floored me to read about someone saying it. I can watch a movie and be affected, but it always hits me more when I read it. Don't know why, I don't question it, but yeah... Thank you for opening your mouth and not being afraid to speak the truth.
Hell-Hunter Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
Seems as if Jesus was lucky with his crucifixation if it's compared to this one o0
nymphOFsorrow Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional Writer
This is very very good. Wonderful indeed

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gatomonkey8765 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Student Writer
The hourglass is a nice detail
RSConnett Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
AHH! Yes ... I loved placing that in there. Thank You ! :painter:
NikkiRowle Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
I'm already part of a small "saving the environment" movement in our school. I'm glad to know there's someone else who is as enthusiastic as me, people thought I was crazy and look who ends up getting suspended and picking up garbage, LOL.
RSConnett Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
That's great! If everybody thought like you, perhaps this world WOULD have a chance after all.

Thank You ! :painter:
theboss2 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Student General Artist
RSConnett Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You ! :painter:
cutoutllama Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
I have to say. While your painting obviously is what drew me in, it's your rant that sold me. Very passionate. Very well spoken.
RSConnett Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! Really ... That means a LOT to me. Thank you for telling me this. It encourages me to write more.

Thank You ! :painter:
cutoutllama Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
Hey no problem! Go! Do!
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