I’m going to take you back….wayy back….too far back for most of you no doubt….The early 70s to be exact, This was a time before video games, before computers…A time when 3 TV channels was enough and even that…for most of us…was black & white. Entertainment in those days was incomparable to today’s standards….we played outside, we got dirty, we pretended to kill each other on a daily basis with twigs shaped like guns and on a good day…whispers of ‘there’s a dead body down the alley’ were all the excitement we needed….come to think of it….finding corpses was an alarmingly recurrent pastime for us kids….. hmm….it’s literally just occurred to me how fucking disturbing that is…..and also the possibility that one of my friends….could well of been a mass murderer….?
Moving on swiftly…..
It was during this golden era that my infatuation with Art came to being, My Playstation was a pad of paper, My controller was a ‘love is’ pencil case covered in obscene graffiti (my perverse older sisters) full of crayons and the game….was whatever my imagination could come up with…..cute pictures of puppies probs….
throughout my childhood I would lose myself for hours scribbling away in my own little bubble, Pulling images from my ever expanding imagination and putting them to paper…..My first ever Art teacher was so impressed with my talents that she felt impelled to show my parents what an ‘Interesting’ creative flair their little golden child…appeared to possess..
This was a prominent feature throughout my childhood, I was obsessed with all things ‘Arty’ and still am to this day, Although my talents these days tend to be used more just entertaining myself more than anything else…
As for appreciating Art however….the more imaginative and ‘away from the norm’ the better….So it came as no surprise that the moment I clapped eyes on the device I am reviewing today…I felt the same reaction that I felt the first time I saw my bosomy Art teacher all those years ago….I fell in love….