I was approached by the rapper Mac Miller to use a character I had previously created, the Diver, in a music video for his song “Come Back To Earth.” Scroll down to check out the range of work we did together.
The first of two video collaborations with Mac, “Come Back to Earth” introduced the Diver character within the abyss of the psyche.
I was honored to have contributed the Diver character a second time for Mac’s first posthumous release. “Good News” featured the Diver on an extraplanetary odyssey beyond the stars. Directed by Anthony Gaddis and Eric Tilford.
Additionally, an inflatable version of the Diver was created for the record release of Mac’s posthumous album Circles.
Eventually Mac wanted a version of the character as his avatar, which is used across his social media to this day.
What’s been most surprising about this entire experience is the numerous amount of fans that have tattood the character, in all sorts of manifestations, onto themselves - a testimant to Mac’s seminal influence upon, and lasting importance to, his listeners.