- I really need to be doing other things than this.
- Check out this band.
- Did you click that link?
- No? What’s wrong with you?
I’m a portrait artist, you see, and so I’m increasingly fascinated by people who have extremely expressive faces/make interesting expressions. In this fascination, I’m drawn to study the character that is The Jon of Steam Powered Giraffe because there is an interesting disparity between how his character is represented as - bit slow on the uptake, absent-minded, generally - and the way he is seen to perform during a song. He is so intensely expressive in his face and in his music that I’m drawn to postulate that he malfunctions where he can only express true feeling through song - a “malfunction” that many of us humans are familiar with, seeking artistic outlets for release when we can’t do so properly in “normal” social situations. I think it also speaks to a greater philosophical ideal to live simply and feel deeply. It allows me to imagine and see the depth of a character who may appear shallow, while also examining parallels in myself.
Reference image from WorldSpinner Photography
Sorry I’m bringing this back Keeva but
Oh my god
Goodbye friends, I am gone