Take a look at some pieces from artist Sam Rodriguez‘s ongoing ‘Ancient Aliens’ series – a remix of some of the California based artist’s favorite Star Wars characters (inspired by ancient Azteca hieroglyphics). Rodriguez states, “I have an ongoing interest in the mysteries of Ancient civilizations and speculations of whether they migrated from the cosmos to Earth. Sometimes I wonder what Ancient Hieroglyphics would communicate in present times.” He adds: “So far this series (Ancient Aliens) is in its early stages as I have just begun mixing and exploring current fashion, and culture with past Azteca Hieroglyphics. The Star Wars Remix happened because I’ve always been a fan of the films since my childhood and the new film release naturally reignited my interest. I thought it would be funny to combine mythical imagery from today with ancient times so the idea flowed perfect with my current Ancient Aliens series. I am heavily inspired by the process of DJ’s, and Sound Engineers, I’ve always admired how they sampled bits of culture, and time periods to create new work. I think this can be explored so much more in visual arts.” Each piece was drawn by hand, scanned, and then colored digitally. Explore below.
By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor