I was just informed that the nightmare master H.R. Giger has died on the 12th of May after an accident he had falling down some stairs. He was 74 years old.
I am shocked and sad that this genius artist is no longer within us. Mostly known for his work on movies like Alien, Poltergeist and Species, Giger has bestowed upon the world a huge legacy of dark art.
He has been a great inspiration on my work and especially in Dol Kruug. I also can’t forget the impact the game Dark Seed had on me as a kid. His surreal, monochromatic sculptures and dreamscapes will haunt us forever.
Here is his personal website: http://www.hrgiger.com/
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