|' The Hands Resist Him' by Bill Stoneham|
and I try to see what he has new in store each day.
When I was there yesterday he had a link to this story -
The Hands Resist Him
" The Hands Resist Him, also known as The eBay Haunted Painting, is a painting created by Oakland, California artist Bill Stoneham in 1972.
It depicts a young boy and female doll standing in front of a glass paneled door against which many hands are pressed.
According to the artist, the boy is based on a photograph of himself aged 5, the doorway is a representation of the dividing line between the waking world and the world of fantasy and impossibilities, while the doll is a guide that will escort the boy through it.
The titular hands represent alternate lives or possibilities.
The painting became the subject of an urban legend and a viral internet meme in February 2000 when it was posted for sale on eBay along with an elaborate backstory implying that it was haunted."
See the rest of the story at Wikipedia if you are interested.
" An individual who saw the story about the original painting contacted Stoneham about commissioning a sequel to the painting. Stoneham accepted and painted a sequel called
Resistance at the Threshold.
|Resistance at the Threshold|
|Threshold of Revelation|
But what really grabbed my attention was this You Tube video with Bill Stoneham when he talks about his Oracle Deck -
when Bill talked about the Ghost Card.
I like his artwork over at his website too -
Not that I would probably want it hanging in my house though ;-)