MagiKid

Collage
Size: 10 H x 8 W x 1 in

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Collage: Found Objects on Canvas, Wood, Paper, Plastic and Other.

Size: 10 H x 8 W x 1 in

http://www.arilankin.com/2011/10/26/magikid/

MagiKid has several obvious references which I will touch upon, and other ambiguous layers of interpretation I will leave for your discovery.

Words are spelled out: liv(e), jedi, magi, kid, magik.

The standard seven letters of a Scrabble game on the top row add up to the number 18. A special number in Judaism meaning life. It’s essential to keep a child’s spirit as one grows old.

What’s in a name? My middle name means Life.

What’s in the middle? The great wise man Yoda.

The Yoda toy is a third generation hand me down that i’ve had for at least six years. The rock around his neck is from a necklace that a friend broke in my company.

The childs drawing alludes to Luke Skywalker, and holds a double saber of red and green, or perhaps good and evil.

A young Michael Jackson photo is cropped to look like Darth Vader’s helmet.

Yoda, Luke Skywalker, and Vader, a magi of knowledge, and knowledge is power.

Keywords: scrabble, Michael Jackson, star wars, Yoda, Found Drawing

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