The world is filled with dead men and dying flowers, sullen crowds and crippled hours, solemn bands and casket drivers, baby cradles and the things that have been and could be…Good God give us purpose. We battle against age and nothing. Bleak houses and empires crumble.” Every second offers the chance to start over but one small turn to look behind us and our view upon the future changes like Lot at Gomorrah. Look back into the past of dead leaves and old gutters or brave something ahead. Reexamine old wounds and redress ancient injuries. Again, and again and again….
Artwork (buy shirt here) started as an idea about puppet-masters and then progressed from there. I wanted to have a creepy creature with lots of hands. Then it developed into the idea of Kali with swords but I changed it to represent time and death. Our newest design that we cooked up this morning.
You’ll notice on the left and right there are different symbols. This artwork and shirt represents the idea of seasons, the facets of life, hope and the shadow of death and comes from Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8. “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.”
There is a fetus, tree, heart, sickle, and weapons of war. We couldn’t just add 20 arms and clutter the art but the symbols do their job; although it isn’t exacting the art suggests there could be more hands and more actions taken by man. The arc behind him links everything together with time being the central focus. Note the infinity loop on the skull of man.
I liked the idea of death and the seasons and facets of life.
We added more balance to it.
From Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 “
To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate;
A time of war, and a time of peace.
About the Logo
A spotter is trained to look for things. In our Spotter Up logo, our Spotter is the omniscient strategist who looks at problems through a lens of opportunity. He sits atop his tower and holds command over the 360 degrees around him, as represented by the eight arrows, (six in view) in our black and white circular logo. From his line of sight, he can see around, above, below and beyond a problem. He isn’t stuck using the same movements, as a rook chess piece would do, because he breaks the rules when the rules plainly don’t make sense. He capably navigates himself around threats, and can go anywhere.
A Spotter is the known as the consummate Chessman. He identifies issues, gathers information on the threats, devises a plan, and executes it successfully. In heraldry, the skull represents victory of life over death, and our spotter tower is a fortress that is a testament to his ability. Sometimes success is achieved by looking inside rather than beyond, and it is gained by listening to what you ‘know’. He is the sentinel that watches over others, himself, and learns in order that he can point the way out of danger.
AUT INVENIUM VIAM AUT FACIAM-I will either find a way or I will make one.