Doom

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Title

Doom

Creator

Stacey A. Robinson
American, b. 1972

Format

archival inkjet print of a digital drawing
52 x 34 inches

Type

print

Description

In this illustrated work rapper MF DOOM as King Geedorah is verbalizing his consciousness through the art of beatboxing. Geeodorah is beatboxing a rendition of the Original DMX’s performance on Just-Ice’s The Girl is a Slut (1986). This piece also illustrates Bob Sakuma’s sample for Emblem G (1981) from the animated series Battle of the Planets. Out of these samples emerges my interpretation of the song The Fine Print, King Geedorah (2003). As the graffiti-inspired abstractions form and morph around King Geedorah, the 3-headed monster Ghidorah is conjured from his crown. Out of that smoke and fire explodes the Fiery Phoenix, again, a nod to the animated series Battle of the Planets. Here the Fiery Phoenix is illustrated through my rendition of X-Men artists John Byrne and Terry Austin’s Phoenix power signature from the Dark Phoenix Saga, Marvel comics (1980).

Source

Gift of the Artist

Collection

Citation

Stacey A. Robinson American, b. 1972, “Doom,” Ewing Gallery Permanent Collection, accessed May 28, 2024, https://ewinggallery.omeka.net/items/show/1446.