I was very serious about creating this image. I wanted to present J.C. with reverence and respect, with a personal truth but also with something very new. The same son of God, depicted in the same stylized and over-painted way we have seen him for generations yet with a new ethnicity. Hispanic is my update. I thought maybe it could sell in South America. My honest and uncensored depiction of Jesus would not be complete without a divine sensuality that heats a forbidden glowing layer of desire…like a glossy layer of clear love smeared over his lips, his watery eyes, over his whole beautiful face. The content of this art comes with your pondering stare – making it blurry in your mind as you gaze into it and beyond it’s few details. This is introspection, the individual’s unique third-eye point of view . I hoped to put all that on top of the half-man’s mortal masculinity that made this famous prophet, at least in this artist’s mind, quite hot.
This is Macy’s big parade in 1988 as seen by the master photographer Elliott Erwitt.
The cornucopia or horn of plenty is Thanksgiving’s enduring symbol of abundance. It comes to us today from the very earliest of ancient Greek oral-poetic traditions. This symbol goes back…quite simply it goes all the way back. Read all about it on Wikipedia.
(FACTOID – The iPhone was invented much later.)
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
It’s always been about tie-ins and corporate cross marketing. Look for the new GAP balloon this year, a massive “balloon” shaped balloon in tan.
The Holidays are a time for costumes but Pilgrim is out. The kids will be wearing a First Nations, Native American / American Indian look this year. “We’re sorry we stole your world,” is the sentiment behind the feathers and paint. ( “We love your casinos though.” )
Ares – The Greek God of war. A scary being. Listen to what he inspires…
This is the most terrifying music I own.
“Mars – The Bringer Of War,” is the second movement of the orchestral suite, The Planets. It was written in England by Gustav Holst between 1914 and 1916. Bernard Hermann can thank Gustav for many of his most famous motifs. This version is the acknowledged contemporary standard – The Chicago Symphony Orchestra directed by the great James Levine. I suggest lights out, volume up, helmets on and mind wide open.