Sometimes it takes a lot of effort to be inspired, like taking time out of the day to do things that I don't normally make time for. Thankfully, my wonderful Husband surprised me on our day off of work together and brought me to LACMA. What a wonderful treat. We viewed The Tim Burton Exhibit. Viewing an entire collection of Burton's creative work, from sketches, sculptures, installations and even Edward Scissor Hand's clothing, inspired me.
While I was surrounded by Tim Burton Imagery, I was reminded of some of my most favorite movies, Beetlejuice and Edward Scissor Hands. I think because I am such a visual person, these movies are some of my favorites because the creative imagery in them is so memorable. Sure, I have other favorite movies but something about Tim Burton's films has allowed me to remember the name of the movie and specific scenes. Another film where I can remember specific scenes from was Return To Oz. The memories of these movies are similar to memories of dreams for me, in that I almost feel as if I was there even though physically I was not.
Within the Burton exhibit there was a room that was painted all black but lit by a black light. This room had a carousel that revolved creatures that were spooky in character yet so inviting. The circus like music that played and the bright colors that illuminated in the light reminded me of the innocence and awkwardness of childhood. Anything that reminds me of childhood feels like it hits "home". We do carry our younger selves around with us everyday, not just the memories of our younger selves.
If I can bring anything from Burton's Exhibit back with me (other than the great purchases we made at the gift shop) it would have to be the inspiration to be yourself. Tim Burton's creativity is bizarre and steps into the "dark side", he has remained consistent in his style or "true" to his vision. His work is entertainily familiar and I feel like I can connect with him through his art because he is so consistent in his approach.
I strive to have consistency like Tim Burton. I want my work as a Hairdresser to memorable to each client. A new haircut can be one of the best feelings in the world and that feeling can be memorable. A good haircut can change the way you walk, many good haircuts can change the way you think about yourself.