Alien : HR Giger's Egg Silo Interior version I

 leading from


a) Reaching the first version
By 19th July, 1978, Giger's concept for an Egg Silo interior had evolved.

This became version 1.
 
The egg wagons that had scooped up the eggs and transported them along a rail to the pipes had disappeared, along with their monorails, they had now been transformed into big pregnant capsules on the wall of the silo which Giger had decided were symbols of fertility.

Above the capsules were entrance tubes coming down at the side rather than in the centre of a circular buildings, and a space for the hieroglyphics painting to be seen.

(see also : Placement of Life Cycle Tableau )

Work 386 Egg Silo version I

b) References a Chris Foss derelict?

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c) See: References the page from The Eternals vol1 #9 (Published Mar 1977) by Jack Kirby featuring Eson the Celestial?

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  1. HRGiger:19th July 1978, Shepperton Studios. Luckily the wretched idea of only having six eggs has been dropped. Scott somehow managed to persuade O'Bannon, or else he's simply acted on his own authority. The victory is followed by another defeat. During my absence someone has attacked me in the rear and had decided to do away with the big "pregnant" capsules (plate 386), the symbol of fertility in this set. The reason: ' They're superfluous." Superfluous? When Voysey, who has to be working in five places at once, has prepared a scale mdoel in meticulous detail (plates 386d and e)? I suppose I shall never master the secret of how such decisions are taken. It is getting clear to me that my creative capacity is slowly but surely being numbed. I'm still convinced that the best critic of an artist's work is the artist himself. (Giger's Alien, p44)
drawing with another variation of the egg silo interior
with pregnant capsule to the side of the entrance shafts
from Giger's Alien Diaries
 
 
 
 
Egg silo interior version 2 unfinished (work 389) (1978)
by HR Giger showing the other variation with of the egg silo
  interior with pregnant capsule to the side of the entrance shafts
 
 
 
 
 
sketch from Giger's Alien
 
 
sketch from Giger's Alien
 
 
sketch from Giger's Alien
 
 
from Giger's Alien Diaries


 


 
 
d) Voysey creates miniature
Peter Voysey had been busy created a 1/25th scale model of the silo interior, however despite his work on this,  in Giger's absence the pregnant capsules were declared superfluous and the entrance tubes disappeared as well 

Segment of 1/25th Model of egg silo

1/25th egg silo version 1 model from Alien Legacy documentary

1/25th egg silo version 1 model from Alien Legacy documentary

1/25th Model of egg silo

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