Another from “Life on Mars”

Spectral #36

No, they haven’t found life on Mars just yet. But, who among us doubts that they will? Of course, they will. It’s is a sure thing. All they need to do is to dig around with one of those robot vehicles that they have up there. In the meantime, I love making little drawings of what that life is sure to look like. I’ve done a whole string of them in my spare time. This one is done in pen and ink over watercolor and colored pencil. It depicts one of those fearsome, carnivorous worms coming out of its lair in search of a good meal about to be attacked by a leafy crustacean, itself looking for a decent snack on a cool day in the early Martian spring. Does this imply that life on Mars is violent and cruel? Heavens no! These creatures mean no harm. All they want are a few dainty nips of warm, succulent flesh. When they are done, they will burst into song and do their little dance. What’s a little fun when those weird machines are on the prowl eager to pick you up with their pincers and take your picture?


About mmgilbert

I have been drawing and painting all my life. Now part of the “New Symbolist” movement which encompasses both Goth, fantasy and tattoo art as well as the century-old work of Odilon Redon, I focus on archetypal and mythic imagery to evoke emotional themes and to reference darker fantasies. I have an abiding interest in figurative drawing, working on paper and exploring new ways to handle traditional materials. I studied with Edward Millman, a WPA muralist; at Purchase College; and at the Art Students League in New York.
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One Response to Another from “Life on Mars”

  1. Amedar says:

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