A few months ago I told you about an artist from the security community named Eddie Mize, a.k.a. EddieTheYeti. I identified with his use of artistic expression as a way to cope with inner demons. Since then, we’ve gotten to know each other better.
I’ve used his art to illustrate several posts in this blog. At DEF CON in August, his art exhibit was one of the more popular attractions, and he kindly personalized my DEF CON badge with some OCD Diaries art.
The more I review his work, the more it stirs up feelings that have been deep inside me.
So I put the question to Eddie: What if I did a series of posts where I took specific pieces of his work and wrote a narrative for it based on the emotions the work stirred within me?
Eddie is a gracious guy, so I wasn’t surprised when he said it “sounds like a plan!”
The posts will be an ongoing series. You won’t see me focus on it for several days in a row. I’ll probably settle into a post a week. His gallery on the DeviantArt site is more than 2,000 entries deep, so there’s a lot to sift through.
I have two goals with this series:
- Help make EddieTheYeti a household name
- Continue the scouring of my soul that is key to my own survival
I don’t expect total victory in either case. But I have high hopes that together, Eddie and I will move some people who badly need it.