Tuesday, June 16, 2009
i have been working on my rendition of willy wonka's veruca salt for the crazy for cult show at the swanky little, gallery 1988 . this piece is intimidating to say the least - as i am a fan of both roald dahl, and the magical genius, tim burton - who have been stimulating both visually and interpretively since my informative years and are huge sources of inspiration.
i knew after watching both films that the piece would have to have it's own life, and took an open ear while listening to a johnny depp interview on his process of becoming wonka. instead of filling those shoes, "make a new pair of shoes".
both dahl and burton, (not to exclude mel stuart for giving us the first film, nor the wonderful cast who brought the films to life) showed us "younger dreamers" that it's ok to live in a creatively different world, and it's a reachable goal to create and be successful. so this piece has deeper value to me than just a contribution to the gallery. it is a thank you on many levels.