The layout was beautiful and the art blew my mind. It took me almost 2 hours to make my way through the exhibit because every last item was beyond fascinating. From the hand drawn book that Burton sent to Disney when he was in high school (and their feedback!), to the glow in the dark merry go round animated with a custom soundtrack by Danny Elfman, to the Edward Scissorhand suit and scissor hands!!! Twas a costumer's dream come true, and potentially an art critic's nightmare.
Tim Burton is known for his misunderstood monsters, curt caricatures and sweet minded appreciation for the underworld. To call him dark would be almost narrow minded at this point, but his fascination with the dead has changed both the entertainment and art worlds for good.
Enjoy some of my favorite pieces: photography was quite strictly forbidden in the exhibit so I had to buy the big, magnificent book that was compiled of Mr. Burton's scratch art to share with you. Be sure to visit the exhibit yourself, and certainly take a tissue because the amount of creativity alone is quite moving.
Original Edward Scissorhand Sketch with a note from Johnny Depp
The timeline of Romance.
Rock Caricatures with note from Wynona Rider
The master himself.
Attempting to look composed and somber on a 90 degree day in which I had to wear this Burtonesque jacket to an event that I was feeling extremely cheerful about. The awkward version is probably more interesting than a perfect picture anyway.