“Social Units of Earth and Blood” by Scott Cook (Acrylic/Canvas 2′ x 3′)

Earth and Blood Art

Earth and Blood | The Art of Scott Cook

SOLVE ET COAGULA

In a culture of pervasive distraction, emotional investments are placed in something supposedly greater than oneself so as to justify some nagging sense of insignificance and to fill that existential void. 

What you get is a human world of conflicting belief systems that are taken for granted, with rehearsed talking points on all sides, as well as the logical conclusions of violence and death.

Current events are a freakshow composed of self-deceit, constant miscommunication, avoidance of self-responsibility, materialism, entitlement, self-righteousness, bureaucracy, and sadomasochism.

In this case, the appropriation of the words Earth and Blood is devoted to the games people play, and where the individual stands amongst the collective and the physical reality of what we have always been. 

At the end of all projection and satire, this is based on fundamental gratitude for life, along with fascination and curiosity for why this species is what it is, and also the multidimensional aspect of what we’re participating in.