|Cabinet Door For Mia (work 414) (1979) by HR Giger|
|The Blackpool Tower Circus illustration for The Radio Times for August 24th 1974|
a) RealisationAugust 25th 2018, on Graeme Wood's Twitter page, I noticed that a Radio Times page with an illustration for for the Blackpool Tower Circus had been posted. I realised immediately that Giger had somehow seen it and decided to reference it in one of his paintings. After a while that day I came to the realisation that it would have been Cabinet Door For Mia (work 414) from 1979. Below are the comparisons to be made
|Two images side by side. Radio Times illustration reversed, next to Giger's painting.|
b) Two seals
The two seals becomes a pair of dildos while the snout of the higher up of the pair becomes a tongue like form between Mia's legs.
c) Bowler Hat and banner
The outer circle around the words on the poster and brim of the bowler hat becomes a pair of horns coming out of the side of Mia's head. The crown of the bowler hat also becomes Mia's hair.
Elephant trunks become a warped bottle like form coming out of an orifice in the top of a head like form on the head with a forehead split like a pair of buttocks which would also be based on the head of an elephant.
e) Upper left corner
The black hair with a white space in it on a woman on the upper left becomes a grinning face.The R in 'Tower" becomes a sickle like hook.