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The Crystal Ship

The Crystal Ship

This is an illustration I did few years ago when I was researching UFO abductions phenomena in popular culture.

There is a The Doors song: "The Crystal Ship" that really inspired me to make this illustration. This song is also a soundtrack for one of X-Files episodes. You can actually listen to this song and be able to see that it is explaining relationship between people that are constantly abducted by aliens, and their lives so much into it, that they don't even care anymore.

The Crystal Ship

Before you slip into unconsciousness 
I'd like to have another kiss 
Another flashing chance at bliss 
Another kiss, another kiss 
The days are bright and filled with pain 
Enclose me in your gentle rain 
The time you ran was too insane 
We'll meet again, we'll meet again 
Oh tell me where your freedom lies 
The streets are fields that never die 
Deliver me from reasons why 
You'd rather cry, I'd rather fly 
The crystal ship is being filled 
A thousand girls, a thousand thrills 
A million ways to spend your time 
When we get back, I'll drop a line

Illustration approach is inspired by a trailer culture white trash hippies that live in the "middle of nowhere" in the states like Iowa, Wyoming, Texas... and for some unknown reason those people tend to believe that they were abducted by aliens.

In the illustration you can see a young woman that is pregnant, held by a father that is human/alien hybrid. She have embroidered jeans jacket with the words "Our Lord, Jesus Christ". Waving to the UFO's with a long aluminium foil. Inn the background you can see their trailer.