Bad Ideas

This piece transformed quite a bit. I started by writing down every bad idea I had while trying to process a crunch time in which I was working past my limit to meet a self-imposed deadline. It started as a way to bring levity to my work, which is usually quite serious. Normally, my work explores my own emotions, but through the mask of a character detached from myself- not this time. In Bad Ideas I dress myself up like a clown and allow the world to laugh at/with me. I couldn’t keep things totally light though as I added details and urged myself to “crash ‘n burn”, as I realized that I was struggling with the depressive slog that is creative burnout. I was unerringly, carelessly over-productive in that time, and after this piece was completed, I was left to put myself back together.

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