Syd Mead – Untitled Oct 23, 2008 3 min read In: Art Illustration Sci-Fi By: Kieran 14 Comments An example of Syd’s most abstract work, a piece that really messes with the sense – are we looking at a garguntuan slab rockface? or just a wall? the shadows to me suggest the prior, but I’ll leave it to you to make your mind up…. TwitterFacebookGoogle PREVIOUS Angus Mckie - The Planet That Wasn't NEXT Dan McPharlin - Land of the Sleeping Things Mark Weaver (1)Aug 5, 2009 Eyke Volkmer (1)Feb 27, 2010 Russian Matchbox LabelsJun 4, 2009 14 Comments david foldvari 9 years ago i love this blog. keep it up. SerKevin 9 years ago Since I am apparently unable to have a unique thought, might I just ditto the comment above… “I love your blog and keep up the great work!” admin 9 years ago Many thanks 🙂 will do! rayk 9 years ago That painting is EPIC O__O LOVE IT seth 9 years ago I like this piece and this blog. The thing I like about this work is the use of long shadows. It suggests gigantic size, yet it could just be a very distant light source. Please keep up the interesting posts! Seth Kie 9 years ago hey Seth, thanks for the comments…. Yeah was thinking along the same lines, it suggest gigantic size, but you can’t be sure… Wayne haag 8 years ago It’s a view from above.. we are looking down on the surface of something with low angle light raking across it.. Kie 8 years ago Interesting spin on it Wayne… never thought of that 🙂 thomas 7 years ago where did you find this image? love it… Kie 7 years ago Hey Thomas, it’s scanned form this 70’s SF compendium http://bit.ly/8VVdKU not sur which Syd Mead books it’s featured in… Chipp 7 years ago IIRC, that goache painting is only 4 x 6 inches in size! I think it’s supposed to depict another worldy plane in a hyper-dimensional space, or something like that! Dude 6 years ago This is not by Syd Mead, it is a close up of a work by John Harris most likely. I adore Syd Mead, so I’m not trying to flame here or any such thing. The line, color, and technique at that close a range might be hard to discern. But minus a title, and no other resemblance to any work Mead has ever done I’d say this is mistakenly attributed to him. Check with John Harris, it looks much more like his approach. Kie 6 years ago I think you could be right there… the book clearly states “Syd Mead” but it does look like a John Harris I agree… Confirmed 6 years ago This is Syd Mead (yes it reminds me of Harris too very much.) but it is Mead all the way. And it is featured in the book Sentinel. To dispel any doubt the page in the book is 152. The color here is much better than in the book. Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Your Message Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.