a) On 23rd January 2017, I am looking through images from the Radio Times on a Facebook page dedicated to collecting the magazine, it is a British weekly radio and television magazine and I find a page from the issue from 1-7 December, 1979 for Bellamy Down Under, and so I thought that seeing some surrealistic implications in the composition, someone thought that HR Giger might like to see it and so sent it to him.
b) The image shows a caricature of David Bellamy sitting on a baobab, also known as a Boab Prison Tree, with its trunk turned into a face of a koala and the tree limbs turned other forms such as bird head and necks. The idea comes along that the left right side of the sack references the tree trunk/Koala bear face with the shape of its nose and lower part of its mouth quit evident, but with the slit eye sloping down to the side represented by a sloping bar that curls up at the very end.
|Half of the tree trunk in the Radio Times illustration (left) and the|
corresponding half of the Biomechanical Landscape (Sack) Work 434 (right)
|Biomechanical Landscape (Sack) Work 434|
c) The idea becomes that it lead to the painting Biomechanical Landscape (Sack) work 434 that was done the following year in 1980, which I have decided referenced one of the Tomita album covers Firebird.