Illustration for article titled Iconic iStar Wars/i characters, re-imagined in striking Northwest Coast Art

Scott Erikson's latest collection, Alliance = Rebellion, captures the essence of traditional art of the Pacific Northwest to recreate some of Star Wars' hallmark designs and characters - and does so to a pretty stunning effect.

The collection seeks to combine a modern entity like Star Wars with the artwork of the Indigenous tribes of the Northwest Coast, a blend of traditional art forms used to tell ancient myths being used to emulate and acknowledge a pop cultural myth like Lucas' 20th century space opera. Surprisingly the mashing together of Sci-Fi with this artform works, a stunning use of colours and bold, strong formlines renders Erikson's pieces instantly recognisable as Star Wars' creations, and yet at the same time they look like they wouldn't be out of place amongst traditional examples of the art that inspired them.

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Illustration for article titled Iconic iStar Wars/i characters, re-imagined in striking Northwest Coast Art
Illustration for article titled Iconic iStar Wars/i characters, re-imagined in striking Northwest Coast Art
Illustration for article titled Iconic iStar Wars/i characters, re-imagined in striking Northwest Coast Art

If you're interested in seeing more of Erickson's collection, you can check them out in the imgur gallery below - but if you're in Seattle tonight, you can see it in person as part of tonight's Uptown Art Walk in Queen Anne, a monthly gathering of local artists in the neighbourhood. The Bombsheller Art Labs HQ will be open from 5.30-7.00pm tonight on Queen Anne Avenue for viewing.

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