Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

Kazuhiko Nakamura's "Atoma" - An Homage To Astro Boy

by Suzanne on September 23rd, 2011

Atoma by Kazuhiko Nakamura, 2011 - click to enlarge

And while we're doing breathtaking one-image features, here's Kazuhiko Nakamura's brand new piece Atoma - a spectacular homage to Osamu Tezuka's iconic Tetsuwan Atomu - yes, you could tell by looking at Atoma's hair... err... spirals, couldn't you?

As the artist himself puts it, it's a "biomechanical Astro Boy" so if I read any mentions of "steampunk" in the discussion thread, your comment will be glue gunned and your IP stuck to a cog and sold on Etsy. Cause that's what happens with steampunk. Yes.

If you happen to be Facebook friends with Kazuhiko, you can see in-progress pictures of Atoma here.

Mechanical Mirage

by Suzanne G. on October 6th, 2004

© Almacan
(click on thumbnails for detailed view)

Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts... A graphic representation of data abstracted from banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding...

- William Gibson: "Neuromancer"


Picture index:

(From top to bottom, left to right)

Almacan: Monorogue
Almacan: Floating of Antlion
Almacan: Shell in the Darkness
Almacan: Spiral Memory
Almacan: Triceratops


Note to Self:

Don't go to that fancy dress party tonight...

(via The Onion)