Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Ghost Train

Giger had long wanted to build his Ghost Train, an idea dating back to his childhood, borne from a fascination with trains. It later became a recurring theme in his artwork. He tried incorporating it into former aborted film projects, such as the Alejandro Jodorowsky version of DUNE and Ridley Scott's THE TRAIN. In fact, the locomotive skulls on the SPECIES train bear a resemblance to the 1976 painting he made for DUNE. Giger thought SPECIES a natural fulfillment of his dream, as it could allow him to realize, in a working 3-dimensional form, a lifelong passion.


The article.

A video.

Thanks, Michelle. Never knew about this.

5 comments:

Jay's Shadow said...

He is a very talented and demented man. His work is incredible. I remember seeing "the train" in a movie.
I have a small book of his artwork somewhere....

Autumnleaf said...

Glad you enjoyed the article. I hadn't seen this video..what a treat!! If you get a chance, check out the 'Giger Bar' on his museum website virtual tour. An amazing study in spinal architecture!

Rot said...

I've seen photos of the bar before, but never took the tour.

Will do.

Rot said...

http://www.hrgiger.com/quicktime.html#

Rot said...

http://www.360cities.net/image/giger-bar-gruyeres-switzerland