Sunday, December 6, 2009

Kid Dhalsim

Today, I impulsively drove down to Nucleus Art Gallery in Alhambra, CA and picked up "Kid Dhalsim." The first time I noticed this Rhode Montijo Dhalsim piece was when the JAB STRONG FIERCE (Street Fighter Tribute Show) was announced. But only when a friend of mine mentioned this very same piece a few days ago did I actually start to think about what this image may represent to me.

First, (old) Dhalsim was the primary character I used during my heyday of placing in Street Fighter World and U.S. championships. So this serves as a cute reminder for all the time I spent trying to perfect my style with (old) Dhalsim.

Second, you can logically infer from this image that 1) Kid Dhalsim is having trouble learning how to control and master his abilities or 2) he's given up on something and went to drown his sorrows in the corner or 3) he's just plain sad, so at this point he's not concerned with focusing on controlling his powers or 4) he's just plain pooped and defeated.

So when I was reminded for this image again, I realized, ok, I think I'm Kid Dhalsim right now.

I've experienced these emotional spikes working on God of War 3. There are days I feel like Kid Dhalsim. But on the other hand, there are days where I feel like (old) Dhalsim: confident, focused, in control.

It's funny how we can find ways to relate to an image of a character. Anyways, this is my first ever purchase of an Art piece. I made sure there was something in or about the image I can relate to before I bought it.