Sic Semper Tyrannis Picture

Colonization and cultural contamination are two subjects (or maybe just one) that I always been interested in. Nothing good could result when a developed society invades (either in a friendly or unfriendly manner) a more primitive culture.

There is plenty of examples for this in our history but this image explores specifically the colonization of South America. It was commissioned by chilean band Huinca (term for the non-aborigine in Mapuche language) as cover art. The concept is a mix of a little bit of mythology with modern politics... it blends the ancient battle of the common man against an impossible adversary (like David and Goliath), which in this case is represented by a massive Lovecraftian creature; in its back, it carries what I call the "unholy trinity" of powers... war (missiles), religion (a cathedral) and economics (oil plants).

Our heroes, are representatives of the three main aboriginal cultures of the lower part of South America: Mapuche, Incas and Rapa-nui (although Rapa-Nui is in the middle of the pacific, it belongs to Chile).

All three against an all-powerful and evil adversary... will they succeed???
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