Size 21 inch x 16 inch (51cm x 41cm)
Wednesday, 17 March 2021
I am not fond of horror movies to say the least. Clowns are often associated with antagonistic story characters such as in the movies like ‘IT’ and ‘Joker’. Even ‘Mr. Ronald’, the symbol character of McDonalds, looked very scary to me when I was a child, if I encountered one of those shinny, tall statues with huge red lips. Furthermore, it is quite unbearable for me to stare at a face of someone with a clown make-up, albeit appearing in one of the Federico Fellini’s classic movie ‘La Strada’ (1954). When the ill-fated Gelsomina performs a role of a circus clown, I could no longer watch her face squarely.
The moment MC Ant realised, my happy clown extended the saddle of his unicycle way up in the mid air to say hello to a trapeze star. A curious circus clown must have been longing one day to be up there where the spectacular acrobatic trapeze taking place above his gazing eyes, and wanted to meet the most talented performer who was not only alluring him alone but also the entire audiences – no doubt. This precise image was dwelling in my head before I decided to transmit into a picture. And I am so happy having created an unusually non-scary clown.
As I was searching for different types of clowns, I came across with Bozo the Clown. Actually I was delighted since it reminded me of a hotdog place called ‘Bozo’ where I used to go with my family in the States. It was located in the suburbs area near Chicago. The funny thing I found out from this further research online is that the hotdog place name has always been the ‘Boz.’ A tiny logo of a round, smiley face attached to a ‘z’ looked like a letter ‘o’. So I always read it Bozo!! Oh well!! I hope I am forgiven for the error. Anyway, the particulars of their hotdogs – they garnish hotdogs with few slices of cucumbers and tomatoes with plenty of relishes. Interesting, isn’t it?