With a bit of delay here's the second part of my supposedly monthly features. All of these pieces really impressed me and I strongly recommend checking them out and giving them a closer look! Some of the people who are included in this feature applyed on this forum-thread - and although I had to make a selection and couldn't include everyone who's art would deserve a feature, I want to thank everyone who participated! Enjoy the art!
Drawings by ViProductions
Digital drawings by HElSHO
Photography by flowerhippie22
"Otearai" by panicinchocoland
"No one can call himself a philosopher who cannot philosophize. Now, it is only by practice and independent use of one's reason that one can learn to philosophize. [...] He who desires to learn to philosophize must, on the contrary, regard all systems of philosophy only as a history of the use of reason, and as objects for the exercise of his philosophical ability. The true philosopher, therefore, must, as an independent thinker, make a free and independent, not a slavishly imitative, use of his reason."from: Immanuel Kant - "Logic"
"No system of domination has so far been able to escape this price, and the circularity of history in its progress is explained in part by this debilitation, which is the concomitant of power. Humanity, whose skills and knowledge become differentiated with the division of labor, is thereby forced back to more primitive anthropological stages, since, with the technical facilitation of existence, the continuance of domination demands the fixation of instincts by greater repression. Fantasy withers. The calamity is not that individuals have fallen behind society or its material production. Where the development of the machine has become that of the machinery of control, so that technical and social tendencies, always intertwined, converge in the total encompassing of human beings, those who have lagged behind represent not only untruth. Adaptation to the power of progress furthers the progress of power, constantly renewing the degenerations which prove successful progress, not failed progress, to be its own antithesis. The curse of irresistible progress is irresistible regression."from: Theodor W. Adorno & Max Horkheimer - "Dialectic of Enlightenment"