While working on another project the other day, I made this image of a metal, wind up Gort the robot and a little pink pig I found at a flea market. Sometimes when I’m working and get stuck creatively, I’ll turn to something completely different to get the muse back.
Gort is an 8 foot tall robot from another planet in the 1951 cult classic movie, “The Day the Earth Stood Still”. In the movie Gort doesn’t talk, but uses a laser projected from beneath his visor to vaporize stuff.
It’s a one-off image and took 2 minutes to shoot but the act of setting this up and making the image, helped get me back on track creatively.
Here’s a link to a cool 10 minute making of the Day the Earth Stood Still film called, Behind the Big Screen – The Day the Earth Stood Still
The Day the Earth Stood Still trailers