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Thomas Brodhead – American, born 1968 – Tetrapophis –2021 – oil on canvas – 24" x 24" x 1.5" (60.96cm x 60.96cm x 3.81cm)
Dear Thomas Brodhead,
We are a death-comet suicide cult based in Eugene, Oregon, and we’re soliciting submissions from artists for our group’s central symbol and flag. We’ve accepted that the asteroid Apophis, which will pass dangerously close to Earth on Friday, April 13, 2029, is the best chance for total annihilation of the planet by an extra-terrestrial object during our lifetime, so we’ve given up on Hale-Bopp, the comet that really let us down some years ago. We’re seeking an image that inspires a feeling of impending doom in the form of something that initially appears benign, but which grows increasingly more sinister the longer it’s viewed. If it could be a cursed image of sorts, that would be perfect. Please provide a sketch or other rendering of your proposed design and we’ll evaluate it along with the other submissions. The creator of the winning submission will receive a computer with 1000 units of Bite Coin (?) (we can’t make out the writing) as payment, as we’ve long forgone interaction with the world economy in favor of subsisting off a radish farm that’s adjacent to our compound.
Founder and Leader, Cynosure Annihilation Colony