A piece of concept art used in the creation of the character "Sil" for the 1995 sci-fi horror Species. A message from outer space gives humanity the code needed to create a human-alien hybrid. But when their creation, Sil (Natasha Henstridge), reaches puberty, the docile human turns into a sex-driven beast looking for one thing… to reproduce.
Acquired from the collection of esteemed visual effects co-ordinator Richard Edlund, this piece of artwork, portraying the alien-human hybrid as she burns to death, was used for visualising an early concept of the film's ending, in which Sil was burned rather than being blown up with a grenade launcher.
This original piece of artwork shows Sil standing as she screams during her fiery demise. The piece is rendered in oils on thick black board. Sil can be seen with various lighting effects running through her limbs with a blue light emanating from her lower torso. The atmospheric piece is marked "2" in the bottom right corner.
In an excellent condition from its use on the production, the piece is presented in a bespoke framed display featuring a gothic moulding, a description of the piece and the film's title artwork.
Materials: Paper, Wood, Plastic, Ferrous Metals.
Item size - 13.78" x 0.98" x 17.72" (35cm x 2.5cm x 45cm)
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.