09 February 2010

Meher Baba - Avatar! (With apologies to James Cameron)


Baba-lover Marc Librescu, a photographer and writer, designed this image.

8 comments:

Lin said...

I guess it just had to be done. Very amusing!

V. Heca said...

Hi Marc, Baba, probably will look like your artwork when He returns to Earth in the next millennium, congratulations, very creative work

Marc said...

Thanks. Kendra came up with the idea. I was just the humble vessel.

Mary said...

Wow ...the true meaning of Avatar!

margoh said...

I also agree Baba MAY look like that in the next millenium; but I prefer a ' softer/gentler rendition.
Ishow my age when Isay this' but He looks a little scary if that is even possible with the Avatar.

margo

Anonymous said...

Is this a creative work by making funny or weird images on Avatar? Shame on you man! Freedom comes with discipline.

Kendra Crossen said...

To Anonymous: Care was taken not to distort Baba's features in the way that the movie characters had distorted features. The intention was not to make him seem funny or weird.

Laurent said...

I believe that photoshopping Beloved Meher Baba's image this way is a mistake. Meher Baba's photos should be preserved and protected, as we preserve His words. Editing images is like editing words, and while it may be "artistic license" to do so, I feel it is ... what, not "wrong" but a misuse of Baba's image. I prefer if someone wants to paint or draw, as an artist, what they want to convey. Please don't photoshop Baba. Also, I have seen people photoshopped into place next to Baba, as if they were there with him. This is similar, and reminds me of how governments and spies would "doctor" photographs to change history. I don't like the feeling of it at all. May we please leave Baba's photos alone?

Love and peace, and Jai Baba,

Laurent

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