There is some fun stuff happening in tile twelve. Front and center, we have three baby eagles. These are a reference to the Decorah Eagles webcam that devoured so many hours of my spring. There were points where Iíd leave the adorable little monsters up on screen for idle minds to watch and enjoy during class. When the learning got serious, though, we had to remove the distraction. I should have seen that one coming. The webcam is still active (as of July 22, 2011), and you can occasionally see lovely birds standing on branches.
The second major feature is a giant hand. This thing is huge. For an explanation, weíve got to go back to 2008 when I had this recipientís older sibling. In this context, the hand belongs to slumbering Prometheus. When it came time to create the 2011 project, I couldnít get access to the 2008 tile. While Iíve created a family picture (below), my solution to this problem was to include a similar element that would link the two visually. Note that this family picture is the most disingenuous attempt yet. I have no doubt that the real life tiles donít go together in any way at all.
I used my own hand as a reference for the 2008 piece. For the 2011 hand, I decided to go with something a little better known/awesome:
Yes. The hand of God as depicted by Michelangelo on the Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. How much more awesome can you get?Back
I think I'm supposed to put some copyright information here at the bottom:
Copyright Daniel Miller, 2011