Long Live the Outcast. Edward, 10x8"
Edward. 10x8” oil on panel.
I first posted this piece and got some fiery responses given the recent attention Johnny has gotten in the media. Quite frankly. I don’t feel like any of that deserved the time or attention it received. This is- in absolutely no way- a tribute to the actor who played this character.
‼️This character is so much more about Tim Burton than it ever was about Johnny.
But if you had regular hands, you’d be like everyone else.
This is an important one. Edward Scissorhands, beyond the commercial kitsch, continues to give voice to the sometimes voiceless.
It speaks to deep layers of individual expression and that still feels alive and relevant to me.
As an adolescent, the films of @timburton made me feel seen. Like any one of his imagined misfits and outcasts, I too felt like I didn’t fit in with the main crowd of jocks and pretty girls. Beyond any outward rebuke of any personal affectations, I often found or felt that I simply didn’t belong because I wasn’t interested in whatever was cool at the time. I listened to punk rock, I dyed my hair red and sometimes green or blue depending on my mood, and I spent a lot of my lunch breaks in the photography class room where I would hide, sketching my little monsters.
I am thankful that Burton is still a household name.
And so the collection of misfits continues.
Long live the outcast- @modsun
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