Thursday, May 15, 2014

In Memoriam: H.R. Giger

As an artist, I'm heavily influenced by the work of other creatives which I've been inspired by along my artistic path.  H.R. Giger's surreal worlds transported me to another realm of thinking when I discovered him as a teenager.  Most folks recognize his style as the mind behind the creature designs in such films as the Alien franchise and Species.  A much deeper wealth of imagery lies within his life's work.  My introduction to Giger took place in my best friend Dan's basement as I sat on his couch countless evenings after school mulling through the two books he had collecting the artist's dark creations.  Fusing gothic, erotic and surreal- Giger is an art movement all to himself.  This week I was compelled to create an homage in my own style to this legendary artist after hearing of his death at the age of 74.

HR Giger Tribute / Inks on Bristol / 2014 / Brandt Hardin

Here are some process pictures from the DREGstudios Instagram feed...







Tattoo of one of the bullets from Giger's Birth Machine on my Calf







9 comments:

  1. Wonderful tribute, and influence. Well done!

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  2. always good to meet a fellow gigerian is that a thing? tis now ^_^ great picture you obviously have talent, have a great day !

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Kizzy!

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  3. had to call back my friend i have now looked round all your work here and i love it you have a great talent and i love your work thank you for becoming my friend and for showing me your work have an excellent day my friend x

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  4. Amazing tribute! Over on The Ink Ribbon, I'm going to be doing a retro review of his classic adventure game "Dark Seed."

    -Joe

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    1. Cool! I'll drop by... thanks Joe!

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