When purity prevails... [evil triumphs]

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Brian Wong

The 'poem' in the image, (yes, I wrote it, not sure why I have to stated the obvious, but there it is), in case elfwood's compression ruins it, is: When, in the cause of: Purity, nationalism, ethnic pride, there is - ...forced assimilation in France and Turkey, ethnic conflict in Palestine and Sri Lanka, genocide in Sudan, ...the same story, the same drama... Rwanda, the American west, Nazi Germany, cleanse the blood, remove the savage, uphold tradition, colonize, settle, When purity prevails, evil triumphs. I've wanted to do an image on the topic of racism for some time. This one started in response to a challenge on the 'poserprofessionals' yahoo group to do an 'Elf Warrior'. I wanted to take that theme and do with it something that was as far from the expected as possible. Modern fantasy often uses themes of racialism - "pure and good races fighting back against evil mongrel savages." The language of it often exactly mirrors that of history's many genocides, and especially that of the American west. So... for me, as a Native American, this particular image's theme was only natural... Rendered in Carrara, it was a serious pain to put this together as I struggled with limits in Carrara for transparent objects when indirect lighting is in effect, as well as bugs on poser import that kept causing my figures to lose their 'poses.' In the end, half the figures were imported as 'wavefront objs' - a simplified 3D format that forced me to retexture and adjust in Carrara.Again - for the moderators: I wrote it. Not sure why that needs to be stated, given that we also of course are assumed to be the artists, it should be obvious we are also the writers. So yeah, I wrote the comment / text attached ot my own work. :)

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