H R Giger's Landscape X, (1972)

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Giger learned that the earth was a body, as in a living organism. He decided in his visionary world that when he was shooting at targets, he obviously must have been committing an evil every time he missed a target and hit the ground with the bullets. In 1973, this turned into his painting Landscape X, a flesh valley with target boards (See also: 

Landscape X, 1972

  1. Sauve Qui Peut: L'armée est donc utile
    The army is therefore useful

    Giger: Ou oui! Et puis beaucoup de gens qui aiment faire leur service militaire. Pour certains, c'est l'occasion de découvrir l'homosexualité, sous les couvertures des dortoirs.... [rires] de plus, chaque citoyen a son arme à la maison. Les faibles peuvent  se défendre et tuer. A l'armée c'était vraiment stupide et ennuyeux. Mes meilleurs peintures de cette période. J'ai appris que la terre est un corps, un organisme vivant. Nous tirions sur des cibles. En 1972, j'ai fait un toile (Paysage X, ndlr) qui montrait le mal que l'on faisait en ratant les cibles.

    Or yes! And many people who like to do their military service. For some, it is an opportunity to discover homosexuality under the covers of dormitories .... [laughs] In addition, every citizen has a gun at home. The weak can defend themselves and kill. In the army it was really stupid and boring. My best paintings of this period. I learned that the earth is a body, a living organism. We were shooting at targets. In 1972, I made a canvas (Landscape X, ed) which showed the evil that we did by missing the target.

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