Tuesday, 8 July 2008
Medusa In Technicolor!
And here is the painting! Sorry about the cropping..I haven't quite figured that out yet. Sat up in bed late last night finishing the book about Jack Kirby ( probably should have been working) and went to sleep feeling inspired. The great thing about Kirby is he changed the face of super hero comics and was a really good guy to boot. He seemed both an artistic giant and a moral giant at the same time. And his life was such a struggle, always fighting for something he deserved and failing much of the time. Reading the book I was amazed how through his whole life there were tremendous struggles but when you get to the end you realize he had been creating all this beautiful work and that was what mattered. He was always hopeful and that kept him creating amazing work.
It made me reevaluate my own problems. lately there's been a lot of one step forward, two steps back. Something will pop up that seems like a bright promise and then it'll just fade away. Maybe not gone, but distant. I think I have the most easily bruised ego ever. Every time something negative happens in my career it takes on the proportions of epic tragedy. I think I feel isolated where I live. But really things are surprisingly good. And when i look back at the things that once caused anxiety they often appear like part of a great adventure.
Medusa is copyright Marvel comics.