I've been working over quite a while on this and meant to work on this for even longer and finally I've finished it. It's basically a vent pic, but then I've wanted to make something more wholesome and positive with this.
So I am not claiming to live in a perfect society, sure things have been quite moody lately as well, but I think many ideals of the past couple of decades are fullfilled within it. Of course there are still things that weight down on all groups individually.
What bothers me though is when I see how many treat the problems of others. Groups one has a problem, the answer of group B "Yes, but...", yes but it's not that bad, yes but we have that problem therefore. And so does group A with group B. And then there are often group C and D as well and so on and so on.
And this is what this picture leans on cause I think a society can't be really strong, if people don't help together to fix the problems within a society that don't weight on them personally. And at least for the world I live in, everybody is responsible for that. (in some places people are so deep down the pipe they can only try not to be crushed by the weight.)
I've been describing this rather general, but when I've had the idea for this picture, I've been especially thinking about men and women. Because on one side they've been the most everyday example to me, on the other because of the position they share in most vertebrate species. It needs both.
Not sure how much inspiration I took for this from that Predator handshake meme, but probably some.
Jess and Nick, Art © Kinaj