Movies are a big part of my drawings and design. Guardian of the Infinite Abyss is inspired by the movie ‘Garden State’ starring Zach Braff and Natalie Portman. If you haven’t seen it, check out the trailer here.
The film follows Andrew Largeman (Zach Braff) on his return home to attend his mother’s funeral. I saw this movie in theaters and fell in love with the engaging storyline enhanced by the amazing soundtrack – pretty sure I had it on repeat for at least six months. The most impactful scene for me in this movie was when Andrew and his friends (Natalie Portman and Peter Sarsgaard) go on a bit of a treasure hunt, tracking down a necklace that belonged to his mother. Their journey leads them to a quarry where they befriend Albert, referred to as the “guardian of the infinite abyss.” This was also the most inspirational scene for Zach Braff’s character.
Well after the movie was over, I kept repeating that phrase in my head. It sounded like a line of poetry: inspirational, gentle and epic at the same time. Using the words “infinite” and “abyss” together made me think of circles – no end and no beginning. I immediately felt the need to create a visual and so, enter: Guardian of the Infinite Abyss by Peety Draws.