Only 3 minutes of your life to be captivated, enlightened, amused and provoked by the brilliant Nathan Gibbs. For anyone who loves colour of all kinds, crayon or otherwise, this is for you.
"Crayola Monologues (2003) uses the crayon as a human metaphor for exploring color and identity in the United States. This animated video features crayons expressing how color hierarchies have shaped their lives. These crayons live in a world much like our own, complete with prejudice, class boundaries, social hierarchies and those who fall between the lines. Crayola Monologues also reveals the politics behind Crayola label changes, and gives a voice to the previously unheard perspective of crayons."
I think life, the best part of it anyway, is about what you find when you’re not looking. I was looking for the colour Prussian blue. The why does not matter, what is interesting is what I found. I found this awesome crayon, the sort of colour I would buy a whole box of crayons for just to get this one, when I was younger. What a glorious, heavenly colour! But wait, the political correctoes have been in and taken away just a bit of the colour, the colour of its name and it’s now called midnight blue. Sigh….
It’s not all dire blandness I’m delighted to say because clicking on a link I was taken to the Crayola Monologues, a brilliant short film (3mins) by Nathan Gibbs. He uses crayons as a metaphor for exploring colour and identity in the United States. I am posting the video but if you are impatient and cannot wait, just click on the link. Look what I found when I wasn’t looking!