...That Wears A Crown!
It's #shakespeareSunday on twitter, and i've had that line in my head all night. When I say that line, I actually meant the misquote 'Heavy is the head that wears the crown'.
i don't know where the drawing was going, but to my eyes the person looks as if they are wearing a Christmas paper crown on their head. Why is their crown so heavy? What's keeping them up at night? Is the face one of sadness?
As an artist it's my job to draw you in with the gaze of the character, but as the viewer you bring your own background, 'baggage', experiences, to the piece, and that influences the backstory you give them.
Quite a special wee symbiotic relationship.
Maybe that's what people mean when they say a piece of art 'speaks' to them. It talks to you - but with the voice you give it.
And with that i'll take my leave and see ye tomorra!
Whit's he up tae noo?
The blog posts of David Brodie, a Scottish artist based near Glasgow.