I’m inspired by madness. Its special allure lies in the fact that a madman is free. He thinks and does however he likes and never cares what anyone thinks. Sometimes when I’m struggling creatively, I like to imagine that I’m simply crazy — before I know it, all kinds of “outside the box” ideas start popping up in my head.
Insanity, being typically a rare occurrence, has an extraordinary number of references in our culture. Think about how many expressions we use daily to describe it. “That’s crazy”, “You’re nuts!”, “He is off his rocker”. It’s a dark fascination to the point of us almost inviting more insanity into our lives. I enjoy and collect images of all things wonky, wacky and oddball — for nothing else but a glimpse of inspiration. Below are some of my favorites.
If you find yourself dancing on air like Lydia from Beetlejuice, you’re probably mad.
If you see double, chances are you’re bonkers.
If you’re inspired by this poster to no end, you’re probably mad.
If you’re Courtney Love, you’re bat sh*t crazy and proud of it.
If you’ve watched every single Johnny Depp movie, including Sweeney Todd, you’re probably mad.
Veils, flowers and glitter… If you’re John Galliano, you’re mad (talented).
And if you know the name of this instrument, you’re most definitely mad!!!
Deerlings: What are some of your favorite movies/images depicting madness? Do you find them inspiring or alluring in any way?