|Biomechanic Landscape I (work 597)|
a) I believe that Giger referenced the 1983 cover of JG Ballard's Drowned World in his 1987 painting Biomechanical Landscape I (work 597) reversing the iguana and taking the front of the head and placing it behind the iguana's front legs?
|1983 cover of Ballard's Drowned World and Giger's Biomechanic Landscape I (work 597)|
b) Perhaps a Kokopelli type figure sits in the background of Giger's painting too, blowing a flute.
|A modern Kokopelli|
|altered section from the Drowned World cover illustration with reptiles head|
copied and pasted in right lower corner while trimmed off at the upper left
c) The full cover of the J G Ballard's The Drowned World from 1983
|J G Ballard's The Drowned World (1983)|
d) HR Giger's Biomechanical Landscape I (work 597) references illustration by Lesley Buckingham for "The Dog Who Ran For President"
i) On the 17th February 2017, on the internet at the Radio Times Collector's facebook page I find the illustration by Lesley Buckingham for the Radio 4 Cliffhanger play"The Dog Who Ran For President" from the 14-20 february 1987 edition of the Radio Times, and have the realisation that Giger saw it and took an interest in it, but for some time I am left wondering what he did with it. The whole painting now transforms into suggestions of
|Illustration for Radio times 14-20 february 1987 by Lesley Buckingham|
iii) Perhaps what is a woman's face with spectacles beneath the "CND FOR ME" banner and has a circle around hr face liberally becomes transformed into this almost amphibious eye, and the dark beret becomes a tentacle like form.
iv) The area in Giger's painting and can also be the head of the man and his dog on his shoulder with the dog's head replaced by this strange amphibious eye form, and the fingers entering its mouth become piping