un voyage à l’île de la mort

sad news broke today about the passing of iconic artist H.R. Giger. according to Time Magazine, the 74-year-old Giger died as a result of injuries he sustained from a fall.

Giger was widely known for his nightmarish scenery and horrifying science fiction creatures. the artist won an Oscar in 1979 for his work on the film Alien, and also contributed to album covers for Emerson Lake and Palmer and Deborah Harry.

i have never met Giger, though i live vicariously through friends that assisted him on various projects. one such individual is Paul Komoda, whose work is heavily influenced by the Swiss surrealist.

 

of all Giger’s pieces, the one that stands out to me the most is Isle Of The Dead (l’île de la mort). there is really no explanation as to why, merely that it is a dream picture.

 

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