Tuesday, June 8, 2010

extra gum

one thing i really love is discovering the magic and weirdness of things i loved and took for granted as a kid: muppets, peanuts, and gumby. we've all seen the jim henson experimental films, which are totally mindblowing, but here's one by art clokey, the guy who made gumby. i love biographies and documentaries about these guys, digging into their process and life journeys. (in fact i'm reading a charles schulz bio right now that is a total bummer) but i find at this age i'm in at the moment that i'm able to connect in a different way with the artists and their work that seems to be more about a sense of discovery and having fun in the world. and i really wish i could have hung out with art clokey before he passed. look at it:

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