Cerulean Skies

30x15cm, digital, 2012

Huge domed cities rise up over the horizon.  The domes must be there for a purpose.  Evidently they aren’t there to protect the inhabitants against the outside environment – perhaps they don’t exist to keep anything out, but to keep something, or more likely somebody, in.

We ask ourselves whether humanity is now confined to those domes, perhaps wishing to be free.  But there is clearly a civilization outside the domes – the fields and hedgerows are well-kept and there are aircraft contrails in the sky.  Are there people who are already free, or are these merely the signs of a mechanised culture which supports those imprisoned in the cities? 

Text: Richard Hayes