Elie's Expositions

A bereaved father blogging for catharsis... and for distraction. Accordingly, you'll see a diverse set of topics and posts here, from the affecting to the analytical to the absurd. Something for everyone, but all, at the core, meeting a personal need.

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Sunday, June 18, 2006

Tim Hildebrandt, RIP

Even as we celebrate a unique musical artist's birthday today, we bid farewell to a unique artist of the visual realm - Tim Hildebrandt, who, along with his twin brother Greg, was responsible for some of the most breathtaking and astounding fantasy and science fiction artwork of our time. While their most well-known composition was undoubtedly the original Star Wars poster, I personally feel that it was in their renderings of J.R.R. Tolkien characters and scenes that their talent reached its pinnacle. And thus, no more fitting words can be used to mark Tim's passing than that profound sentiment with which Aragorn King Elessar breathed his last:

"In sorrow we must go, but not in despair. Behold, we are not bound for ever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory. Farewell!"


At 6/21/06, 11:25 AM, Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Nice blog first time here. I will be back.

At 6/21/06, 12:46 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Thanks! I found yours recently as well, and have been reading your last few posts. Will add you to my blogroll next time I get a chance to update it.

At 6/21/06, 9:27 PM, Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Thank you, I would love you to comment on mine once you are reading it:). I like yours and hope it brings you whatever you wish it to bring you.


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