As I've mentioned before, I like science fiction a lot and get lots of inspiration and ideas from it. I wanted to share one short story in particular that I've always loved: "There Will Come Soft Rains" by Ray Bradbury.
This story gives an eerie look at an automated, post-apocalyptic world free of humans. As you may have noticed, I rarely put people in my paintings. I find that there's more mystery in showing landscapes and even buildings, boats etc without people, and my paintings could even depict a world entirely free of humans, perhaps after humanity's disappearance. Because of this, I appreciate the creepy, empty feeling this story produces by describing a robotic environment completely devoid of human life. The story also touches on the idea of nuclear war, which seems sadly and frighteningly relevant today.
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