Alfred Eaker and J Ross Eaker of “Eaker Productions” have produced and directed a documentary about Raymond Thunder-Sky. The film documents Raymond’s life and influence through interviews with Cincinnati artists, co-workers, construction workers, and fans who knew him.
The cumulative effect of the film is a portrait not just of Raymond as a man or artist, but as a cultural and spiritual figure who through the persistence of his art-making and brave exploration of his own aesthetic universe, and through the persistence of those his life touched, became a touchstone for what it means to be creative and alive…
DVDs are for sale here: https://www.amazon.com/-/es/Alfred-Eaker-J-Ross/dp/B00KI2NTOE
For reviews and trivia visit: http://www.theindependentcritic.com/thunder_sky
Thunder-Sky, Inc. Deconstructing a Legacy of Art
An art gallery and organization — inspired by Raymond Thunder-Sky, an unconventional artist whose works and life transcend notions of “outsider” and “insider” art — breaks barriers, demolishes stereotypes, and empowers artists (both self-taught and formally educated) through showcasing their works and stories side by side.
Documentary directed and produced by Alfred Eaker & J. Ross Eaker. Keith Banner and Bill Ross producers. James Mannan and Patrick Greathouse Associate Producers Eaker Productions, LLC in association with Thunder-Sky, Inc. Liberty or Death Productions, LLC Asylum House Productions, LLC
Dear Raymond (BlueMahler’s homage to Raymond Thunder-Sky)
You definitely don’t want to miss the letter/tribute/video that Alfred Eaker himsel gave to Raymond Thunder-Sky through Eaker’s performance art character called “BlueMahler.”
Like Raymond’s stoic construction clown, BlueMahler is not a clown in the traditional sense. Rather, the clown characterization is merely a skin to wear for the spirit journey…
(By Alfred Eaker, as BlueMahler)
We hope you enjoy this short companion film to the documentary Thunder-Sky as much as we’ve enjoyed your life’s work. I hope you travel well… More
About Alfred Eaker:
Alfred Eaker is a prolific fine arts painter and muralist, an award-winning filmmaker and film critic, and a traditionally-published author. Following on the success of his debut novel, “Brother Cobweb,” Eaker is currently collaborating with Todd M. Coe on the related Graphic novel: “The Brother Cobweb Chronicles.” It will be available in the spring 2021. The audiobook version of Brother Cobweb is also being produced, and will soon be released too.
As an American artist with an inquisitive soul, he has always been deeply engaged into the social and political climate of his country. Eaker is currently working on a mural painting entitled “Elvis: An American Hymn.” Through it, Eaker is trying to bring affirming answers to issues of race, integration and hope so desperately needed at this moment in America.