tiistai 23. maaliskuuta 2010

Kafka beetle drawing

I did this "Kafka beetle" drawing. Gregor Samsa is a character in The Metamorphosis, a short story by Franz Kafka. Gregor tries to live his life after having been transformed into a giant insect. I read the story many years ago in college but and the part I remember best is that Gregors father throws apples at him. One apple gets stuck in his back. The apple starts to rotten and Gregor gets sick. In my version an apple tree starts to grow from his back :-o The apple tree might be a symbol for various things. I myself thought of it as a burden which grows and takes you over. But for somebody else it might be the opposite of the rottening apple. Something good that starts to grow. Go and figure out :)
Franz Kafka: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Kafka
The Metamorphosis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Metamorphosis

lauantai 6. maaliskuuta 2010

Giger exhibition in Tampere

Today we drove with my boyfriend all the way to Tampere just to see the H.R Giger exhibition. I must say that to me Giger is the greatest artist alive. I can not think of anybody else who would have such a unique style and be so skilled. I enjoyed the exhibition so much that I almost did not want leave.
In original the paintings were just amazing. You could see all the little details you never see in prints. Apart from all the amazing paintings and statues I really enjoyed the small things as well such as Gigers childhood drawings and essays.Photos from the exhibition:

Photos from the exhibition:
Giger exhibition in Tampere

H.R. Giger official website: