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One of the Guardians dropped a package on my doorstep today. The contents weighed heavily on her mind.
The 4bearance deliberated last night. We need to create something which will allow us to breathe while avoiding the harmful affects of Chûndra’s poison. But first, we we needed to discuss how it works. Koyu reports his findings. “This vapor she’s created works in two ways,” he tells us. “The first component depletes both human and Ishan’s memory. The second component kills free will. It’s toxin has spread quickly across the planet coercing individuals to do her bidding. We already have the antidote, just not enough of it. What we need is to create a molecular substance with the limited amount of the antidote that will penetrate through her Vapor. And that substance needs to unfading. At least until we get rid of the Vapor permanently.” They later decided to commission me to help with the application of this substance. The first ingredient was in this package.
HEAVY / Mixed Media / 5″ x 4″
•Ishan Project: 1 /364 •
Due to a mysterious occurence, mankind’s memory has been wiped clean of a group of people that look like us but whose extremities streach to the heavens like branches from a tree. Through a series of Art projects for the next 365 days, Leah Smithson is documenting her investigation of what this occurrence actually was. In addition, she is creating a visual anthropologic documentary of the Ishan’s story and history. Resist + Remember. Follow this compelling story through pictures and interviews of the Ishan.
There were two storms. The first, happened 774 C.E. This storm, while putting the Ishan to sleep, gave humankind amnesia. May 7, 1988 the second storm started coming in waves creating an unsettling condition in the earth. And so begins the awakening…
THE AWAKENING / Charcoal, Pencil / 9″ x 11″
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