Anything involving Darth Vader is going to impress me, especially if the image involving him is as artistic as that of Steve Santana. The Legacy and Truth piece (with the glaring eyes of the skull boring into me) is another favourite of mine. I especially like the use of colour. Here and there, I like the splotches of paint across images; they’re the finishing touch that makes some of the others seem naked or flatter almost.
Thus spake Darth Vader moments before, to Luke Skywalker’s pubescent cries, he put the Jedi smackdown on Obi-Wan Kenobi. And it’s hard to argue, given Vader’s enduring appeal. Case in point: The Vader Project, recently wrapped up at Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum, is an ever-expanding tributary jam on the ultimate intergalactic badass, [ Continue Reading ]