Giger: Artist And Haunter

by on Dec.31, 2011, under Syndicated from the Web

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Thus I could combine my two hobbies – my enthusiasm for railways and my penchant for the morbid and the fantastic – in this one object, the ghost train. I built human skeletons from cardboard, wire, and plaster, and trained coloured lights on them with a pocket torch. My playmates were dressed in white sheets, or were hidden along the track operating mechanisms which raised the lid of a coffin, moved a hanged man slightly on a branch, or opened the jaws of a hideous monster.

As a huge H.R. Giger fan, I was thrilled to find a gift under the tree which I probably should have always owned – H.R. Giger’s Necronomicon. It’s beautiful, and in addition to being packed with his brilliant artwork, there are some amazing tales of his youth and his path towards Alien.

Check it out here.

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