Saturday, April 16, 2011

IF: Journey

Gort and Gagarin, Illustration by Paul Zdepski
Representing true Pioneers,"Gort and Gagarin"

Gort is the robot from "The Day the Earth Stood Still", and represents all things Science Fiction, in honor of my professor, Vin DiFate, who is inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. I referenced Gort from a photograph I took of the foot tall sculpture at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC.

Yuri Gagarin, Soviet Hero was commemorated this week for the 50th Anniversary of his launch into space. I think the Soviet Union and their love of all things "space" is one of the coolest phenomenon in the 20th Century.

I give you a Pulpy version of them together as they each Journey from the universe of Science Fiction into the world of Science Fact!

Thank you Vin and Yuri!

6 comments:

Indigene said...

There are times during some journeys, when you just wish someone would come and save the day. This reminds me of that. Thank you!

michele said...

Cool, contrasting elements and concept! Space facts are the ultimate in sci fi! :o)

David Collins said...

Like it. The combining of fiction and fact conjures up other images in my head. Thanks.

Ana said...

Cool, I really like the space theme and colours on this one.

MIKE said...

nice tribute

Alex said...

super cool man!
Great work... reminds me a little of Marty McFly's 'alien' scene in Back to the Future