A Little Love for Leonard

Intro Note: Nude art is included in this post.

 

Leonard Nimoy was a man who wore many hats. Looking back on his life and accomplishments will leave you feeling proud to be his fan and supporter (and if you’re anything like me, you’ll feel a little lacking in your own motivation). He was a writer, director, and producer on top of being one of the most loved characters on one of the most popular television shows ever. Many a sci-fi nerd turn to Spock for sound advice. WWSD What would Spock do? Not be an illogical half-wit, that’s what!

I’m writing this post as a precursor to the release of “For the Love of Spock”; a documentary by Adam Nimoy. Expect it’s release on September 9th of this year!!!!

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I can not wait for this release. If you’d like to pre-order, learn more, or watch the trailer, you can visit this site: http://fortheloveofspock.com/

Leonard was well versed in both culture and humor. He was a photographer that experimented with the idea of the “secret self” or the “missing half” and also honored his time as Spock in some of his photographic work.

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Photo by Leonard Nimoy
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Photo by Leonard Nimoy

He also promoted body positivity and diversity through his imagery.

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Nimoy’s interpretation of Matisse’s famous painting

If you’d like to explore more of his photographic works, you can visit this site: http://www.rmichelson.com/artists/leonard-nimoy/

The day Leonard Nimoy passed away, far and wide, all the hearts that he inspired began to mourn. Spock might say it was highly illogical; I say it was inevitable. My husband and I had a “staycation” for our 1st anniversary. We marathon watched all the Star Trek movies because how else do two Geeks celebrate an anniversary? Naturally, we came across this scene and it crushed us. The eulogy was so powerful and heartbreaking.

“We are assembled here today to pay final respects to our honored dead. And yet it should be noted that in the midst of our sorrow, this death takes place in the shadow of new life, the sunrise of a new world; a world that our beloved comrade gave his life to protect and nourish. He did not feel this sacrifice a vain or empty one, and we will not debate his profound wisdom at these proceedings. Of my friend, I can only say this: of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most… human.” – Captain Kirk

 

I created this mixed media piece the day he passed away. I loved him holding that poorly costumed dog.

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And THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU, Mr. Nimoy, for this!

 

 

If anyone accuses me of being lazy, I resolve to say it was in your honor, Sir. And know that when I watch you on screen, I miss you. Because I miss what you might have still accomplished for art and imagination and adventure. I coexisted on this planet with Mr. Spock! WOW!

 

“A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP (Live long and prosper.)” -Leonard Nimoy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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