Digital art by Canadian graphic designer Steve McGhee depicting catastrophic events such as planes crashing, cities destroyed by tsunamis, aliens invading, and other end of the world scenarios. Although the disasters he portrays are quite dire, there is a fascinating beauty to his work as it shows the frailty of human existence.
My work reflects a personal interest in things human beings have little or no control over. We walk through life feeling like we’re indestructible, while in reality, we’re just the opposite. In the days and weeks following a major catastrophes,, people tend to reboot – we get shocked back into being human. That is to say, we react in an undeniably human way… whenever tragedy strikes in the world people come together to help those directly affected. It’s just too bad we have to be reminded that we’re human in such terrible ways.