Magical rebels

Walking into town, I found myself following some kids covered in paint.


My guess is that is this was a bunch of school-leavers, on their final formal day of school. On closer inspection, their shirts were covered with good luck messages.

I was reminded of Alexander McQueen's Dress 13, which was sprayed with paint by two industrial robots during a catwalk show.

And I also thought of the spring Hindu holiday Holi, or the Festival of Colours, where people throw paint over each other in a free-for-all celebration of good triumphing over evil.

I love how paint and colour have been used in these instances to break the rules, to signify victory, celebration or rebellion.

It made me think about how art and creativity is all about breaking the rules.


Go, go, rebels!

Pearl