Thought for a lifetime

Einstein made the very important observation that " Imagination is more important than knowledge ".

Friday, October 21, 2011

Welcome to Tim Burton World

There is not much I enjoy more in life than an afternoon at a museum. I treated myself to such an afternoon at the Los Angeles County Musuem of Art ( LACMA ) in downtown LA ( obviously ). Didn't have time to fully enjoy the grounds around the museum but, did dig the giant animal head sculptures on the way to the entrance ( it's a long story but, I'm into roosters ).

However I digress; I was at the LACMA to view the amazing Tim Burton exhibit that is ending Oct. 31 ( so hurry up and go!!! ). Tim Burton is one of LA County's own being born and raised in lovely Burbank. And you are familiar with his work whether you know it or not, because the guy has been contributing to modern culture since the 70s. The volume and scope of his work from ads to films is impressive to say the least.

And the good news is Mr. Burton is only 53 so hopefully there are many, many, many more unique and wonderful creations inside his mighty brain.

There is only one word to describe the Tim Burton exhibit- WOW!

It is a chronological peek into his creative mind from his college days to his work on popular films. What is most amazing is how he stayed true to his vision/style.

From Burton's earliest sketches to feature films his stamp on the production is obvious and unique.

How great to create your life and be successful all around your own unique sensibility. I can only think of Walt Disney and Jim Henson as other examples of creating your own world.

There are hundreds of drawings showcasing Tim Burton's talents AND hilarious sense of humor, LOTS of short videos that are worth watching, and of course many, many artifacts from his successful films.

I loved every minute I spent at this exhibit. The work was inspiring, hilarious, and thoroughly enjoyable. Be sure to leave time for the gift shop at the end of the exhibit. The only thing that finally dragged me away was the time on my parking meter expired :(