(From Pitchfork’s Record Review:)
“The specter of loneliness and aging is a through-line here, too, brilliantly visualized by artist Marq Spusta’s gorgeous cover, which shows a pair of fuzzy, unmistakably J-like creatures– one big, one tiny– using a sea monster’s back for an island. (Mascis had a son in 2007.) Though dour, Mascis’ sleeve avatar is also kind of cute. Several Shades of Why gives us that softer, gentler J Mascis. But it’s not kids’ stuff– these are lullabies for adults, offered up with a compassion that doesn’t come easy.”
art prints signed by J available: https://marqspusta.com/products/several-shades-of-why-art-print/
Beautiful poster,top top notch
Any conncection to the turtle from Neverending Story?
that’s been asked by others . . .I never actually seen never-ending story. So no, not direct inspiration from that movie, but there’s plenty of old turtle myths that fit both.
Thanks for the reply.Isn’t that what makes a picture actual art, different meanings/ interpretations for different people? Learned that in art 101 in college! Anyway, really enjoy your work..I just posted a few of my framed prints on your fb page.
#2 on the Best Album Covers of 2011 List from Paste Magazine
congrats on the well deserved awards good sir, wish I’d grabbed this one when I had the chance! cheers
Gave the vinyl copy to my son for his 16th today. He commented that he really liked the artwork on the album. I looked at and said it looks like a Spusta piece. We ended up hitting the old google machine and ended up here. Classic album and classic art.
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