Statement: I drew inspiration from the poet, singer and songwriter, Jim Morrison.
The song used is “People Are Strange” and it is off the album Strange Days (1967). Jim Morrison had a knack for being a bit off and usually doped up on heroin or drugs. He saw the world in a quite obscure way and translated his visions into songs. The idea of having the elderly mans face came to me as I was researching pictures of Jim Morrison. He never smiled, and always had a deep, questioning look about him, as if he was hiding something from the world that was too dubious to be revealed. The actual quote; “People are strange” is very broad and misleading. Morrison’s definition of ‘strange’ and a normal persons definition would probably vary considerably. I matched the tree‐face with “Faces look ugly” to represent a rough, natural representation of a human face. This includes; eyes, nose and mouth. It is odd to literally think of the structure of a humans faces and I thought a great way to show this was by having human characteristics, on a non‐human object. I paired this with the next picture of the little boy. The boy is at the base of the tree and I wanted to portray the feeling that the poor helpless boy was being watched by the big tree, with only a small stick to defend him. I feel that it goes well with Morrison’s quote “When your alone” because few things are more frightening than a little boy alone, lost in the wilderness.
"People Are Strange" People are strange when you're a stranger Faces look ugly when you're alone Women seem wicked when you're unwanted Streets are uneven when you're down When you're strange Faces come out of the rain When you're strange No one remembers your name When you're strange When you're strange When you're strange People are strange when you're a stranger Faces look ugly when you're alone Women seem wicked when you're unwanted Streets are uneven when you're down When you're strange. ‐Jim Morrison