So this is my third year film!
Trappings -- Conventional outward forms or symbols; characteristic signs. ie: the trappings of progress. The title is a double entendre since the film is about the signs of technological progress and the traps that reliance on these 'trappings' create. We define progress and strive toward it, but at what cost?
I always feel stuck on the idea that people create their own problems, and that sometimes these problems just become so big that they can no longer be fixed, and it's ironic since we were the ones to create them in the first place. Not everyone is dealt a good or even a fair hand at birth, so I'm not saying people only have themselves to blame, but the problem extends to the dealer, who draws from a deck shuffled in a problematic casino. And the casino is not even the farthest reaching root of the problem, it's profiting from human nature.
Now I know that people don't really give a shit about the far-off future and maybe recycling and all that stuff would, at best, only slow down the inevitable. I take steps in the physical world to be a low user, but sometimes I also think the world is just going down the drain and nothing I can do would make a difference. And why should I even care? But I have no doubts when I think that progress will actually destroy us. Unless it's redefined, progress is directly correlated to capitalism and everything "wrong with the world." And people even know it's wrong, they know that pollution and destroying the environment is wrong on some level, but since it's also progress, there are just so many problems. Change starts with the individual -- but that's getting off topic so to get back on -- the really massive problem of progress (and tradition and many other things) and its 'trappings' is just something I draw on a lot, kinda like interesting places or waiting for someone who may or may not come. I'm not saying the meaning of life is to preserve the earth or anything, I just find it interesting that destruction has become necessary.
And I only feel like I had free range to just unload here because I GOT A TUMBLR FOR MY ART!
And in the about there I said "for ramblings, visit my blogspot." So if I can spew anywhere I guess it would be here.