In the club and in it you can see the symbol of a medical/respect ribbon in black along with MJ's Shoes as he does a spin. If you see the thriller video when he's dancing with the zombies, you can see that spin. So I thoguht I'd do that symbol for RIP. I drew it to make it exactly like it in detail, digitalized it, and wrote under Rest In Peace Michael Jackson, The True King of Music, 19581009. He rocked, better then any artist of today. End of story, enjoy !
60 years of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the greatest unpunished crime against
humanity, committed by United States. Today I will issue a stamp in memory of the victims (See here: [link] ).
"First day of issue" cover will be sent to several people and institutions, including Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation.
"...in [July] 1945... Secretary of War Stimson, visiting my headquarters in Germany, informed me that our government was preparing to drop an atomic bomb on Japan. I was one of those who felt that there were a number of cogent reasons to question the wisdom of such an act. ...the Secretary, upon giving me the news of the successful bomb test in New Mexico, and of the plan for using it, asked for my reaction, apparently expecting a vigorous assent.
...During his recitation of the relevant facts, I had been conscious of a feeling of depression and so I voiced to him my grave misgivings, first on the basis of my belief that Japan was already defeated and that dropping the bomb was completely unnecessary, and secondly because I thought that our country should avoid shocking world opinion by the use of a weapon whose employment was, I thought, no longer mandatory as a measure to save American lives. It was my belief that Japan was, at that very moment, seeking some way to surrender with a minimum loss of "face". The Secretary was deeply perturbed by my attitude..."
(Dwight Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States)
I've been a fan for over 20 years. Bad was my first ever album, and every album since then has given me great delight and excitement. At 18, I had his initials, as you see on the base of the pic, tattooed onto my body as a permanent reminder of the joy this man brought to my heart. The joy this man still does bring to my heart.
I spent a long time hunting out these images. I couldn't decide on one as a tribute, so chose these three, not for their world wide icon status, but for the three things this man was to me. He was an artist, a creator, and a genius one at that. Anyone watching him could see he was often at his pure, unbridled happiest when immersed in his music, or his dance. The smile he gave in those moment, when the weights of the world weren't on his shoulders, often brought tears to my eyes, beautiful as it was.
But he was also a haunted soul, someone who never really seemed to find his rightful place, and even surrounded by people who adored and loved him, looked lonely. His eyes always held unfathomable wells of sadness, but never failed to entrance. I can't begin to imagine the kinds of stresses he must have had to deal with, both of his own making, and through those of others, and I would defy anyone to stay what we would consider 'normal' with such a reputation to live up to.
And lastly, he was a performer, a public icon, a famous figure, and entertainer. And he was, in my opinion one of the best in the world. Thriller will never be topped, as far as I'm concerned, and it makes me very sad indeed to know we'll never get to see the final stage performance. I chose Smooth Criminal as it's my favourite video he did.
Whatever this man is or was to you, whatever you opinions on what he did or did not do, please respect the labour of love that went into painting this. This piece is my personal show of grieving, and your negativity is not wanted nor welcome. This is one artist's show of love for another who inspired her in so many ways I'd be here all day listing them out.
My heart aches to know he's gone. R.I.P. Michael, you'll be sorely missed.
All done in photoshop, painted from scratch with reference from [link]
"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed."
— Albert Einstein
SPECIAL THANKS TO TIM O'BRIEN & THE WHO. Sorry for all the edits.