#7 Ssynsekh is a psychedelic digital painting based on feelings and interpretation of this news article:
For the most of their history the Ssynekh have had a prosperous and industrious life on their home-world until an unstoppable tide of pollution scarred the skies forever. Consumerism has now become the only way of dealing with the toxicity. It started with a few hundred fine furs and boxes of curiosities, and has now swept into every moment. The breathing tubes are stylish and offer protection from the constant smog, but the cybernetic integration has become too much, almost parasitic. Their fragile physical form makes outdoor journeys impossible, but they don’t bother when a stay in the virtual recreation park makes life worth living. It is rumored that some never leave. Those with the ability to trade in currency can earn while they simulate a fake and fabulous life. Currency flows like wine between top officials and at the lowest levels, they seem to feed off it. Scientists and engineers simulate every aspect of life, rather than having to discover them in the risky toxic wasteland of their old world.