I like these paintings. I imagine a story where an 60s era astronaut sudden appears on the scene. He is lost and unable to communicate with others. No one has seen his face because they have yet to look beyond the reflection glass of his helmet. They are unable to do this because a strange force prevents anyone from touching him or getting within several inches of him.
After escaping a military hospital he takes to wandering across North America to learn of his heritage and try to remember the man he once was. He can only be seen with the naked eye. No recording devices can capture his mute image.
This would make a cool six chapter comic book miniseries. I would use that medium to write a critique of the state of affairs in 2010 where surface is everythings and lies are believed as truth. Each issue would cover a different theme like, birth, innocence, knowledge, truth, fame, war and death.
Is the Astronaut here to save us all or to destroy us? Is he here to judge us for our sins or has he come to lead us into a new age of man?
What follows are the paintings that I would choose for the covers for my six issue limited series. Check the link below for more examples of these cool works.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.