Thursday, April 26, 2012
War, Wisdom and Rhyme
After I got the go ahead from John Dyer Baizley to do this poster I was flooded with excitement and ideas for the final image.I wanted to do something that did not in any way look like his work.I wanted to create something that carried the same element of story and lore like his images. I always felt John's art to me decpicated scenes of mythology that I had never read or some sort of local folklore that had not been told to me. So with that in mind I came across a Apache/Comanche tale about how the coyote released the buffalo onto the earth.It tells the story of how the coyote tricked the great humpback and was able to then free the buffalo to roam the earth.I have always loved buffalo ever since I first saw them in Colorado as kid and then again as a adult in Jackson Hole, Wy with my wife. Taking those elements along with listening to a lot of Baroness, I came up with the final image.