“Fairy Tale Battle Royale” by イナ
— June 23, 2013
Be sure to look out for the Moon these next few months as it approaches Perigee, because the full moons during these times will appear exceptionally large. The Moon will be at its Perigee, or closest approach, in July 23 and it will reach full moon only a few minutes after it passes this point in its orbit.
These ‘super moons’ not only appear larger because they are physically closer but, combined with a full moon, the mind can play tricks on you to think they are much larger. This phenomena is called the Moon Illusion. Try to catch these full moons as they rise/set because the illusion works when there is an object in the foreground, like a tree, building or mountains.
The adorable moment when that’s his real life boyfriend.
Within Christopher Gideon there is a combination of artist, graphic designer and architect. All of these influences are evident in the style of his artworks, but it is the meaning behind them that we should focus on. As Gideon describes the themes within his works, he discusses the sense fear always present in our culture.
“My body of work is an ongoing collection of exorcisms, casting out the fears, icons, and suppressed visions implanted by American Culture; often expressed in imagery that is as much satirical as it is socially relevant. My message tiptoes between cautionary metaphor and paranoid confession. Observations of America’s instability beckon a probing look into man’s blind faith in everything. God… technology… ourselves. I expose these topics through a world of subversion. In my domain, symbols of America are defeated through self-deprecation.”
As one looks at his works the many layers shine through. Technology mixes with anatomy as arms become wires and planes become veins. Overall, Gideon’s work focuses on our cyborg selves, and in his exaggeration he reveals truths about our lives. For more of his work, click here.