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#15 One person’s crazyness is another person’s reality – Tim Burton

Posted Apr 06 2010 12:00am

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!! I completed #15, Go to the Tim Burton Exhibit at MoMA.

It was the first time I’ve been to MoMA, and New York Museums are VERY different from Boston ones. It was jam packed, almost shoulder to shoulder in some places. I saw performance art (an audience participatory staring contest of some sort). The woman sat for weeks on end, and had the inner strength and could manipulate her energy in calmness and meditation.

We headed straight the exhibit, and being a HUGE Tim Burton fan, I was mesmerized. I could see how the exhibit could be boring for a non-Tim Burton-lover, but I ate it up!

 We weren’t really ALLOWED to take pictures in the Exhibit, but luckily, I hired a spy…and got reprimanded, so we stopped. :) We only got 2 pictures.

This was taken on the outside of the exhibit, one of the Tragic Toys :) I of course, collected all the little figures from the Oyster Boy book

Photo Credit: Dana

Why do I love Tim Burton? To sum it up quickly, its because his protagonists are usually underdogs, or outcasts and almost always quirky. His action movies (Batman, Batman Returns etc.) always have a darker side to the main character, weren’t there some points in the movie where you thought Batman was a jerkface?! One of my favorite movies he directed was Big Fish. So creative, so imaginative. He creates this world FOR you, that you wouldn’t normally get to on your own. Its a good break now and then, to have someone do the hard work for you.

We all get wrapped up in our own lives and just forget to let go be creative. Although there isn’t an hour that goes by when I dont day dream, its never as flamboyant as Tim Burton’s creations. and THAT’s what I appreciate.

The exhibit was filled with his sketches from the 70′s and on. Props of movies such as Mars Attack, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, Ed Wood, etc…  His work is amazing, and I’m so glad I got to cross it off my list :)

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