We live in an information-explosive era where we actively or passively receive different types of information. As a result, we feel less obligated to fulfill basic civic duties and exercise compassion; many of us have become increasingly indifferent and apathetic. This terrifying state of being motivated me to conceive of and make this picture book Reigning Heads.
Reigning Heads tells a surreal and dystopian story of a far-away planet filled with Beings that care about nothing but themselves and are controlled by the Heads. The story is a critique on selfishness – both as a self-centered act and a projection of personal value systems onto others without careful consideration of their individuality. The book reflects the ways in which modern society has become increasingly self-serving, narcissistic, and apathetic.