a) 'Deathbirth machine II' (work 342) in 1977 by HR Giger
b) The marine shop from Hergé's "The Adventures of Tintin and Red Rackham's Treasure" (1944)
c) The shop owners face next to the face of the effigy becomes a skeletal head imbedded into the back of a woman's head.
The fish's eye become a eye like form for a monstrous face in front of the woman's face, its mouth becomes a mandible beneath the monstrous face's jaw, and the upper part of the ship sail becomes its ribbed neck.
Also in the picture, there's a shield and perhaps this has been integrated into the design as well as the bulbous head dress.
d) Detail from Tintin drawing and the corresponding detail in Giger's painting
e) Fish head and mouth with corresponding detail in Giger's painting
f) Ship sails becomes the neck area
g) A sculpture of a head becomes an impression of a face within a bubble
h) Tintin's face becomes the head poking out of the canon, I suppose that Captain Haddock's left hand, Tintin's right hand and Snowy/Milou the dog's head all become part of the row of three hands but that doesn't necessarily translate so specifically. The angel fish's eye becomes a small skull with a long tongue
i) While I've decided that the head sticking out of the cannon references Tintin's head, it might also reference the head of the statue standing on the stool
j) If we compare the statue's head and the head sticking out of the cannon even further. The statue's ear becomes the open mouth, and the diagonal line on the forehead becomes a curved structure behind the head. The left eye becomes an ear.
k) Then it's as if the sword fish's blade has been flipped around and turned into a long tongue coming in from a little skull on the other side of the picture.
Post a Comment