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aka David Brashears
is a 41.22 year old
and has been a part of the Threadless community for 6 years, 11 months!
has scored 51 submissions, giving an average score of 2.69, helping 1 design get printed.
Okay, duely noted. I should keep the concepts on nice comfortable gray areas...nothing that sparks "issues."
By the way, I'm not "living" this art at all, just thought it would make for a good entry by "Living with the living." As a matter of fact, my wife is a TREMENDOUSLY gifted creative...and, well, my daughter...let's just say that if I had a tenth of her creativity I'd write my own ticket. Just this morning she was explaining to me how excited she was to find out that the moon blooms out of the flower garder under her bedroom window every night and is "popped" as it floats up through the old oak tree above it, just to bloom again the next night....she's 4! Now, that's a design waiting to happen!
Just thought I should set my personal family record straight, of course, we don't watch a ton of TV either :)
posted 6 years, 10 months ago in Living with the Living
I can see the point about a lightbulbhead in a sea of tvheads. That would certainly make the concept less "threatening," but I'm starting to warm up to the conflict it's creating. It's interesting to read these comments and see the deep emotional responses people are having. Seems like it's really hit a nerve...
Yup, aumphalos, dejected. Desparate even. The lightbulb is losing. Can't stay focused. Hence the "madman" hands and the slumping posture. Wait, did I say "madman?" I meant "madperson!" :)
I'm sorry my design so offends. That certainly wasn't my intention.
The fact of the matter is that I design with an honest voice, my voice...and I create with an honest perspective, my perspective. I am not a woman....I'm not a fish. I'm a man. I wasn't trying to make a comment on the state of "family." However, I am finding it interesting that that's the nerve I've struck.
I guess my concern is this...If I create from a very honest place, and that creation is judged to lack validity due to circumstances so out of my control as my gender, my race, my sexual orientation, etc...then who's guilty of ignorant discrimination, me or you?
This is my take on "living with the living." I decided to comment on how difficult it is for creative thought to be exercised in our media-laden society. The "lightbulb head" would be a person with real creative potential, and the "tv heads" would be the people that surround the creative thinker. We really are zombified when we plug into the tube.