Brain Art Project 2012 Entry
This work pays homage to the actor Charlie Chaplin, a man of many talents who was able to make people laugh without talking and brought entertainment even when there were wars. Of his childhood years spent growing up in London, seven of those were in a workhouse, and because his mother was committed to a mental asylum a few years later he was sent to a charity institution. Not shy to performing in front of people, Charlie worked hard, supporting himself, and never lost sight of being a comic actor – for me, he was the master of comedy. I wanted this work to be simple and recognisable featuring Chaplin’s signature bowler hat and toothbrush moustache; the brain represents the skill at his ability to make audiences laugh and the emotions and benefits that comedy provides.
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