Tuesday, October 31, 2006

"You can be a BARBER again!"

In the story "Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street" Sweeney has been wronged by the corrupt Judge Turpin who (fifteen years earlier) raped his wife, stole his child and finally sent him to jail in Australia. When this happened his neighbor Mrs. Lovett took Sweeney's razors and kept them thinking " Who knows? The poor silly blighter might be back again someday and need 'em!"

In this scene Mrs. Lovett informs Mr. T (as she calls him) that he doesn't have to resort to living in the sewer or the plague hospital upon his return but can in fact be a barber again. She has no idea what she has started!

7 comments:

Patrick Costa said...

Wow Pete, this is really nice. The colors are beautiful and really refreshing. Great piece!

Lindsay Rabson said...

Hey there!!! This is a great piece. I'm always impressed by how you create textures so well. Like the wood panels...can't wait to see more!!! Btw, I hope all is well with you Peter ;) I miss your class

John T. Quinn 3rd said...

WOW is right. Great work Pete!

Anonymous said...

I like it a lot. It's "you", but it's definitely going someplace dark and deep :)

Lovya. still trying to connect!

Jesi

Ry's Photo Blog said...

Pete! Nice work.
I'm sorry we couldn't coordinate our schedules in NY. I may be back next month. I remember running into you when I saw Sweeney Todd at the Ahmanson Theatre....and you said to me "YOU'VE NEVER SEEN SWEENEY TODD?!!!" Do you remember that? Hey, I just started one of these blogs for my photography....check it out if you get a chance.
Ry

Vince M said...

Your "Sweeny Todd" pieces are amazing. I hope you'll be posting more of this series.

Your skills are razor sharp!

Brian Sibley said...

Nice work, as ever, Peter...

And who lives in that little mouse-hole, eh?? ;-)