Over a year ago, I saw a documentary on John Lasseter.
He’s the creative genius behind Pixar.
There was a great part where he talked about Dumbo … his favourite movie.
He loved the cartoonish feel of the old film.
And back then, Disney wasn’t scared of heavy emotion.
Walt Disney used to say, “There should be a laugh for every tear.”
Around a year ago, we rented the movie and Jade absolutely loved it.
She was 2 and a half and loved the all characters.
For the next week, I drew Dumbo inspired imagery for Jade (shown below).
Jade was even motivated to try … below is her drawing of Dumbo.
Click the “gif” artwork …
The image is a visual response to an engaging post:
Personally, I love rich visual imagery … It’s the way I think and communicate.
For me, the best Art has ambiguity. I like having the time and silence to appreciate and question.
But now, EVERYDAY feels like an animated gif. The average person is exposed to 3,500 advertising messages a day. We devour images, resources and ideas.
And along the way, maybe we’re debasing and dehumanizing ourselves?