According to artist Nick Veasey, these days everything’s about image. Our society is completely obsessed with it. Whether it’s how we look, where we live, or how we dress, image is all that matters. “I like to challenge this automatic way that we react to just physical appearance by highlighting the, often surprising, inner beauty,” he says. This explains the essence of his striking X-ray photographs.
In the image above of passengers sitting on a bus, it’s interesting, if slightly morbid, to learn that everyone on the bus is actually the same person – and that person is a dead body, moved around and posed by an undertaker.
Yet they are captivating images that highlight the inner beauty and details often overlooked during daily routine activities. The bus image proved so mesmerizing that it had to be removed from billboards, where it was used as part of an advertising campaign, because it proved too distracting for drivers.
“You know what they awoke in the darkness of Khazad-dûm… shadow and flame.” – The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
A new painting for my cinema-inspired solo show, which opens June 7th at Bottleneck Gallery! Strictly limited edition giclée prints will be available at the show and online afterwards!
Zhangjiajie National Park Forest
Narrow sandstone pillars, some over 650 feet high, fill the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in Hunan Province, China. The park is one of several within the Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Cable cars and an incredible elevator attached to the side of a giant pillar are available to see the incredible sites. The surreal alien landscape and scenery looks like the set from the movie Avatar. This is not a coincidence.
According to park officials, photographs from Zhangjiajie inspired the floating Hallelujah Mountains seen in the film. One of the park’s quartz-sandstone pillars, the 3,540 foot Southern Sky Column (third picture), has been officially renamed “Avatar Hallelujah Mountain.”
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When I was there a honey-seller showed me her jars of snow-white honey, something that crept into my Sherlock Holmes story THE CASE OF DEATH AND HONEY. A really beautiful, haunting place.
"Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to you."
Wolverine costume variant cover is done. After all the prep work and getting up to speed it is finally away to Marvel. I had documented the steps as I was going. Check them out in ye olde blog, Tirade. It was a blast making and I learned a lot. Hope I get to do another. Check out the posts below:
Mythical beasts ahoy! I’m going to be selling prints of these (among other things) at Boston ComicCon this August, and hopefully at other venues in the future *u*
(if anyone has any suggestions for more creatures, I am very much open to it)