EVANGELION 2.22: You Are (Not) Alone - I designed that orange one there. I did a little happy dance to know something I designed was on shelves across the country right underneath BLACK SWAN. Yes, I’m being prideful.
THE DEATH MUSEUM - SAINT LAURA PALMER Did you know how many similarities there are between Laura Palmer and many female medieval saints? Many were murdered by their fathers and also had strong associations with food.
THE DEATH MUSEUM - Exhibit poster for THANATOS: The Youth with the Down-Turned Torch. The personification of death in antiquity and the Romantic age.
THE DEATH MUSEUM - All languages that derive from Latin form the word “compassion” by combining the prefix “with” and the root meaning “suffering.” In other languages-Czech, Polish, German, and Swedish, this word is translated by a noun formed of an equivalent prefix with the word that means “feeling.” In languages that derive from Latin, “compassion” means: we cannot look coolly on as others suffer; or we sympathize with those that suffer, In languages that derive the word “compassion” not from the root “suffering” but from the root “feeling”, the word is used approximately the same way, but to contend that it designates a sad or inferior sentiment is difficult.
THE DEATH MUSEUM - In the end what rides over all is the remorseless iconoclasm of reality. Nothing prepares us for the assault on our flesh when they come, and images of suffering are what they are: beyond first-aid. At an images remove, what can we do for the man dressed in barbs, or for the child who is napalm-ablaze? And yet we shall go on as if we were sustained by what we have seen.
THE DEATH MUSEUM - This is an old project from my school days, this is a spread from a souvenir program guide or book or something. I refused to do the project I was assigned and instead assigned myself THE DEATH MUSEUM. (fyi, there is no such place, but I’d love to open the museum myself, someday.)