Theme of the painting: Fear of the unknown, fearing the inevitable
Balkan Triptych no.1, no. 2 and no.3
Evolution is such a monstrous machine: it creates, it grinds, produces, demolishes, binds and separates, just like Art or Civilization. It is a gate through which every entity has to go through, but the question of a biologically formed intelligence remains: what happens to the emotions? Those most noble of the feelings, or are they?
Charlie: Your particular planet produced immense number of species that survived through developing various niche skills, techniques, wings, fins, survival edges, however at the times of massive destruction and purging which happened cyclically due to celestial impacts, at least in the last case, it was the most caring of animals that developed into the civilization and furthered the intelligence.
Earling: Caring how?
Charlie: Rodent were among the most insignificant of the animals inhabiting Earth for millions of years, however after the impact, it was they who survived, cared for their offspring, for each other, instilling the co-dependency. Those were the roots in which the emotions were born and further developed from species to species till it reached Homo genus who transformed it for better or worse.
EarlingMax: It is a survival mechanism that created so many good and bad things throughout history. Just look at the 20th century; it was still tied by the locks of belief struggles, us v. them, even a few wars emerged. But it is interesting, those wars happened because of the history that created difference of opinions and instilled hatred, so emotions were monopolized and became the least noble.
EarlingSmarm: We were only protecting our land, and them. They were the aggressors.
Neptling: When you see the aggression around you, it means that the aggression in yourself is raging and attracting more. You need to be the change you want to see around you, there is no them, it is just you as a reflection of them and vice versa.
EarlingSmarm: We are the best humans that walked this Earth, and yet we have so much trouble walking our own land which we sold because of others who made us not being able to live in luxury that 21st century offers to everyone but us. We just want to prove ourselves that we are not worse than the rest of the Western Europeans that we despise so much.
EarlingMax: I don’t even want to dignify this with the comment, it is such an insult to your own intelligence EarlingSmarm, that you have to prove yourself with material goods, so I have to absent myself from this discussion.
Charlie: Evolution and genetics makes those statement obsolete soon enough.
EarlingMax, you don’t need to be judgemental, they have to go through their own stages of development, trials and tribulation. And you of all souls should know that they have gone through it successfully, even though they were minority inhabiting a very beautiful part of Earth. Soil was their light, they sinned against it so much but ultimately they found themselves, and realized that farming is a noble profession and they need to do what they are best at, just like everyone else on that planet.
Slow, slow, slow down, please slow down, we are moving too fast: Tourists in the transportation through Balkans
Slow, slow, slow down, please slow down, we are moving too fast: Inhabitants of the Balkans when faced with modern society.
This is what they were saying in the last 30 years:
“We want communism, we want anarchism, we want capitalism, we want to destroy each other, we want to be looked up to, because at some point in history we were regarded as the most advanced. We want others to hold our hands, but we never want to say that aloud. We are the only divine, even God says so when he was talking to the monks and priest of our Churches, that is why we have so many different churches”.
Reality is that this is a melting part of civilization, a sadness. There are so many melting cultures, but this painting is exactly the representative of the situation that might improve with time; it is a slow process. Giraffes have to come, they are on the way, but everyone is afraid of them. They look like aliens (they are “the worst them”) the inhabitants will even embrace each other only to fight off the Giraffes. They are emerging like shadows from the horizon, the inhabitants seek refuge in conspiracy theories and blame the most advanced countries for the Giraffes. The more advanced countries are not all mighty, that is something always forgotten and replaced with hatred towards the unidentified enemy, just like kids do at a certain stage of growing up. The red above them is the mind, the evolution, the intelligence, civilization, it is inevitable. The blue underneath is the Adriatic sea. The innocence from which all was born, supported and nurtured.