Thursday, July 29, 2010

Father :: Encounter on Dagobah Screen Print



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.

12 comments:

  1. dude thats awesome. just a quick question, what were the influences to pick purple and green?

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  2. Anonymous7:58 AM

    sweet!

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  3. beautiful piece as always

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  4. NOIIICEEE I remember you telling me about this one

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  5. @Joe re colors: the green/ brown establish swampy tropical scene. purple is the wild card, a monkey wrench thrown in to mess up the logic. if this is to be perceived as a psychological space of a character dealing with internal conflict -- not just a landscape-- it invites a clash, and the palette is a good place to start.

    @Sam- look who's talking!

    @Steve- i recall your solution with the trees/skull as elegant and subtle. I'm gonna look at it now.

    @keat-- i'm building a model of that meat machine in the studio. looks good so far.

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  6. Extremely captivating, I can't stop looking at it!

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  7. that is so badass! radical that you got to do the empire strikes back. i remember seeing that movie in the theater as young boy and that scene in particular scaring me silly. you really captured the vibe. that looks excellent.

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  8. Absolutely superb. I always enjoy your simplified values and awesome color palette choices.

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  9. love this piece. Even more so with the context!

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