Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Down to the wire
The panel below is an homage to Norman Rockwell. I grew up with books of his stuff around the house and the panel is based on a painting of his that has stuck with me over the years. In designing the old man's home for the Cora book, the image kept coming back to me as a source of inspiration. It is one of my favorites of his; I love the layering of space in the Rockwell -- looking through a window and through one room into the next where activity is taking place; dark is played against light, where the light (and active) area is a significantly smaller portion of the composition. There is also a bit of Rosemary's Baby influence in the panel below, from the shot when Mia(?) is on the phone and her face is hidden from view. I can't find a still of it at the moment, but will upload it once I find one.