Still Life with Stormtrooper – a Devotional Object. Oil on board. 12x15cm. I don’t know what it is with me and the original Stormtrooper design, but the hair stands up on the back of my neck at the slightest glimpse of those shiny white surfaces. It’s to do with the cold stare of the helmet I think. The mouth resembling the chilling Roger Kastel poster for Jaws – the sculpt was such a brilliantly timeless piece of work. Liz Moore who sculpted the original Stormtrooper head as well very many of the instantly iconic costumes including C3PO for the first film, died in a car crash just before filming began, so never got to see the (ahem) far, far reach of her work.

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