The Shatner Show

"Who am I to stand in the way of all these fine artists and artisans who want to use my lumpy, aging face for inspiration? Some creators love a great sunset; some have in mind my bloodshot eyes. Nevertheless, out of awe, amusement, or pity, you should come and see this unique show."  WILLIAM SHATNER ON THE SHATNER SHOW, 2007 

76 ARTISTS INTERPRET THE LIFE AND CAREER OF WILLIAM SHATNER, POP CULTURE ICON

'Thesbian" : William Shatner  | Clay, Limestone, Plumbing pipes, ferns  |  14" X 14" X 22"

"I’d even been honored as the subject of an entire art show – about seventy six artists created original pieces about me for an exhibition and book called The Shatner Show…. It is an astonishing collection, with pieces made from a variety of materials -  including a bust made of LEGOs and another one of clay, limestone, artificial ferns, and plumbing pieces.  So I’ve seen myself in plastic and plumbing." 


 

"UP TIL NOW! THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY : WILLIAM SHATNER"

I worked on a Film starring William Shatner. Shortly afterwards I participated in the Shatner Show

Images of Mr. Shatner are all over the internet at different ages, different angles. In the end I relied on memory of watching him on set, and creating a hybrid of various "mid-age" images I collected.

Here Mr. Shatner is featured as a thespian, referring to his beginnings as an actor on stage. The plumbing pipes bring water up to the ferns on his head so they can grow (figuratively speaking). A little humour for a very funny man.

 

Mention of this piece made it into his Autobiography : "Up Til Now!".