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EMEK “Head like a Black Hole Sun”

Emek designed the poster for the final dates of the Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden tour in Portland and Seattle on August 29 & 30th. The poster is a 22″ x 34″ silkscreen and will be on sale between 12 and 12:30, October 16th


Here is what Emek had to say on the design:

Midnight notes from on the spectrum
People ask me how I come up with my ideas?
Most of them come to me in my dreams like this piece did…
Right before I went to sleep I was listening to some old nine inch nails and old Soundgarden…
Then I woke up in the middle of the night with these thoughts and vision.

Sartre said hell is other people Yet we are alone. Dante said there were nine concentric planes of hell:
9×4 = 36 skeletons pictured… 36 is 3&6 is 9…nine inch nails
I wanted to draw something representing coming to peace with pieces of our own inner demons, thoughts and mortality.

Monumental yet Futile
Babel’s Tower of contemplative ghosts
Elevated into the ether
Like so many lost thoughts
Hermetically sealed into memories
from future dreams now lost
Plumbing circuitry parasiting on the remains of a mind palace
Saw less
So less
Soul less
So low.
So.. Go.

This poster is signed, numbered, embossed and doodled in a limited edition silkscreen of 150 on pearl paper. Size is 22″ x 34″ and the price is $125 + shipping. One poster per person please.

Please visit Emek’s webstore www.emekstudios.com, click on the NEW RELEASE image to open the sale page . The BUY NOW buttons will appear sometime between 12:00pm and 12:30pm PT  on Thurs. Oct. 16, 2014