Friday, December 17, 2010

A Few of My Childhood Heroes: Gonzo

Gonzo falls into the just weird category of my childhood heroes. Not only does he wear a bow tie, he also likes to quote Shakespeare while hanging from a spoon by his nose over a vat of oatmeal. That's just cool.

Friday, December 3, 2010

A Few of My Childhood Heroes: Spock

This evening the Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit at Lyndon State College opens. We were all given the assignment to create a piece related to the theme of Heroes. This is something I had been bantering around in my head for some time. I have three pieces done and have around 14 more planed for the future.

I noticed a common theme in my list of childhood heroes–they were either under appreciated or misunderstood, extremely wise or smart, just odd, or any mix of the three.

Spock is one of those characters that is both misunderstood and extremely smart. He was smart and in control at almost every moment. I wanted to be like him and I related to being the odd guy out. I cried when he died and was excited at his return.