Thursday, July 16, 2009

bare: A Rock Opera Set Designs

Along with the musical theatre project came an opportunity to design the set's Stainglass windows. The story takes place at a catholic school, and thus I was commissioned to design 4 Stainglass window panels.
The concept is very simple: The the first panel represents the fertile Madonna figure, who's diseased hands pray for forgiveness and for a purer world for her unborn child. The panel standing on the opposite end reflects the first Madonna, now with her child born, passes her affliction down to him. It is a conviction that I believe is true amongst our society and that of the catholic church, that we pass our beliefs/shortcomings of our disapproval to that which is out of the "ordinary", and thus continue to live as a "diseased" close-minded society. The two panels in the middle depict a torn Jesus Christ, who's crucified body watches over the garden of evil. On the first panel, we see two Adams (rather than an Adam and Eve), who are represented as the characters fromt he play. The one Adam (Peter) accepts the forbidden fruit of the tree of life from the serpant, while the other Adam (Jason) chastises the serpant. Altimatly, the two Adams' are banished from the garden, seen on the opposite panel.

The windows play upon both moral ideals, biblical tales, and messages from the story of 'bare'.

"The Etheral Mold, and the Dismisive Life" (bare: Rock Opera Stainglass Set Designs)
Mixed media on paper and Digital, 4 x 7 ft. each panel

7 comments:

bryce huffman said...

Miles Pasick! Holy shit these are nice... I havent seen you're line work with much colour before... I really liked the skin on the baby...(I felt uncomfortable even typing that). Nice job though man!

Bennett Slater said...

this is sweeeeeeeet. I love the colours you chose.

p.s.... despite the creepiness/hilarity of bryce's statement... I agree.

irma kniivila said...

MILES this are incredible!

This is such a good project for you.

GOD I'M SO PROUD.

irma kniivila said...

fuck, that was supposed to be this IS incredible.

My private grammar shame made public.

Carlie Russelle said...

Miles,

you are a real stunner. And so is your artwork! heyo!

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