Clone Suit

Creative Intention

It is only when you take a step back from where you are currently standing that you can see the joke in it all. The constant every day get up and grind mentality of the common humanoid is made even more humorous when you take into consideration all of the pre-work morning rituals required to be successful.
Get up early to hopefully beat the others who are getting up early to try and beat you first to the coffee shop line.
The need to put on your makeup, to dress up in your fanciest clothes, to impress all the ones that have dressed up and painted their own faces on in order to impress you even more…and somehow nobody even talks to each other, let alone offer a compliment for all of your efforts.
Get up. Get to work. Miss the bus. Hit the line. Miss the point.
Clone Suit is my own personal response to this global corporate madness. It is for those who see and acknowledge the punchline found in a world that says “you are perfect the way that you are” and then expects us to dress just like someone else.
The five days on as a stressed out and well-dressed clown trying to make it to the corporate circus on time would be even more humorous if it weren’t so goddamn depressing in the first place.
Still, that money has us shining up our big clown shoes, it has us packing our bags with all of the tricks of our trade, it forces us to wake up and push through the emotional darkness…and still we manage to end up being late; but late for what exactly; Work or our own lives?

On a side note: I took this photo on a busy weekday in the downtown city core, and the discomfort emanating from the general public in having to share some space with a clown dressed just like them, was a truly beautiful moment in my photographic life.

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Written by Ryan Donnelly

I have been stopping time for over eight years now, while placing my thoughts upon the blank page for even longer. For me, art is about the story, the message, and although the tales I tell are sometimes in complete juxtaposition with one another, they are all a part of the novel that is “I”.