What started as a peaceful protest for political reform escalated wildly into marshal law; heavily armed soldiers against civilians. The death tole mounted.
And one weaponless, solitary, brave man made a stand which brought a line of tanks to a halt.
We know him as Tank Man.
"No life is more important than another. And nothing has been without purpose. Nothing. What if we are all part of a great pattern that we may someday understand? And one day, when we have done what we alone are capable of doing, we get to rise up and reunite with those we have loved the most, forever embraced. What if we get to become... stars."
-- Beverly Penn, in the film Winter's Tale, which inspired this image.
“She twines her spine up slowly
Toward the boiling sun
And When I touched her skin
My fingers ran with blood”
True Detective was able to find the perfect musical match in the existing song Far From Any Road by The Handsome Family. It tells the story of a cactus which blooms once every 1000 years. Anyone who witnesses the event goes mad. Which is uncannily similar to the show's story, as well as the book The King In Yellow, by Robert Chambers, which helped inspire much of the show's mystery and mythic qualities. I don't think my mind is done feeling inspired by the spectacular show yet!
Created by Ray McKinnon, Rectify is a show unlike anything else on TV. Its intentional slow pace, the dreamy languidness, the rich use of metaphor and symbolism; it is thoughtful, moving and smart. If you haven't seen it yet, start watching it now! The first season is available to stream on Netflix and the second season will not be too far behind.
Inspired by Boardwalk Empire, Tell Me A Happy Story was my take on Pearl, Jimmy's doomed prostitute lover. Cote of Arms came from loving the vintage lingerie the ladies of the night often wear. Protection of Innocence was my homage to Richard Harrow, one of my most beloved characters.
David J Roch's beautiful song inspired an equally beautiful dance by So You Think You Can Dance contestant Ricky Ubeda.
Creating these images helped me work through the grief I felt at losing a childhood friend who died in the line of duty with the Granite Mountain Hotshots in June of 2013.
Inspired by the conversation between Marty Hart and Rust Cohle in True Detective:
Rust: "This is just one story; the oldest... Light verses dark."
Marty: [Looking up at the night sky] "It appears to me that the dark has a lot more territory."
Rust: "Yeah, you're right about that... But you're looking at it wrong, the sky. Once there was only dark. If you ask me, the light's winning."
Inspired by the Robert W. Chambers' book The King In Yellow, which also inspired the incredibly popular True Detective. The dangerous and mysterious Yellow King was a character my imagination could not resist.
The CNN documentary Blackfish truly opened my eyes. This series expresses my horror at the degredation and abuse SeaWorld's animals suffer every day.
A self portrait embracing my great love for Breaking Bad. The crystals were specially tinted to mimic Heisenberg's famous blue meth.
Coined in a blog by Christine Miserandino, the term “Spoon Theory” describes what it’s like to live with a chronic illness such as ME/CFS, fibromyalgia or lupus, using spoons to quantify a person's energy reserve. Click here to read the original blog!
End of Line and Frak were both inspired by the new Battlestar Galactica while STO has its roots in the short-lived prequel Caprica.