The concept of a post-apocalyptic world has been told and re-created in countless movies (Mad Max, Waterworld, Planet Of The Apes, 28 Days Later, Judge Dredd all spring to mind) and albums (Nine Inch Nails ‘Year Zero’ for example).
It usually the same format too, humans living in cramped confined conditions with limited resources, on the break of civil war, a totalitarian regime in place, whilst 90% of the world is uninhabitable and a barren wasteland. Gloomy to say the least.
Which is why these startling digital artworks by Nick Pedersen are as unique as they are refreshing. He’s painstakingly created a world, not where hope is lost, but where nature has taken back control, slowly devouring man-made monuments and reclaiming mankind’s urban environment.
It’s beautifully illustrated, a mashup of our present and our past – a modern-day Jurassic Park if you will. But just how far away is Pedersen’s vision of our future?
That depends much of an interest we have in taking care of the present, whether we want to reverse global warming, the talk of nuclear war & greenhouse emission or if we’re simply willing to carry on unaffected and unaware.
Right now, it’s a 50/50 bet.
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