Thursday, July 29, 2010
tomer :: the central idea going into this image was depicting planet Dagobah itself as a portrait of Luke’s subconscious in it’s most interesting and unformed phase.
in a nightmarish sequence Luke runs into the mist where he finds Vader and a lightsaber duel ends when Luke decapitates his nemesis. The mask cracks off the severed head to reveal the frozen face of a dead Luke Skywalker.
the suggestion here is that somewhere within Luke’s psyche there is a potential for ultimate evil. Luke’s greatest challenge isn’t the Galactic Empire and it’s endless rows of faceless troops, but the magnetism of the dark side, the seductive idea of choosing his own potential for power over everything else
for LucasFilm Ltd / The Alamo Drafthouse poster series revisiting Star Wars. this screen print is 19″ x 25″ has an Edition of 350 and goes on sale today on Mondo Tees here. and thanks Mitch Putnam.