|White Fluffy Clouds By: Brandon Boyd|
He paints, he writes, he sings; he is the front man for the sensational band INCUBUS, and not to mention he's easy on the eyes. Brandon Boyd at just the age of 35 has accomplished more things than some people can only imagine. Selling out stadiums for almost two decades, Grammy nominations, and multi-platinum selling albums. I think it is safe to say that Brandon Boyd has conquered the music world. But don't let the titles that come along with the name Brandon Boyd fool you. He's not your average everyday drugged up, heading to rehab for the sixth time rock star.
White Fluffy Clouds is a book of Boyd's personal thoughts, paintings, poems, photos, and insights. This book was written in 2003 while Brandon Boyd and his band were touring the world. Looking through the book you get an idea of the type of person and artist Brandon Boyd is. White Fluffy Clouds is constructed in a way that most published books are not. A good portion of the text is handwritten and photo copied, while the rest is typed on a typewriter with scratch outs, mess ups, and side notes. It is almost like he is giving us a sneak peak of what his journal looks like.
Brandon Boyd's artwork style is really loose and somewhat imaginative. The drawings and paintings chosen for White Fluffy Clouds are graffiti like and animated with a little twist of the extra terrestrial. On the bottom portion on the cover of the book you have one of the more popular drawings, which is one of my favorites as well. The girl that he draws here is repeated several times throughout the book. Each time she is seen she seems to be in a different state of mind and has a different hair style. Sometimes she is happy (shown above), sometimes sad, and sometimes with a lip ring about to make out with another girl. It makes me wonder who this girl is and why does he continue to draw her. As I look through Boyd's paintings in his book I notice that my eye never focuses on one thing in that particular painting. He does a very good job of keeping my eye moving throughout the page.
"Someone will inevitably find something wrong in almost everything. So do what it is that you do best and remember to have enough tolerance for two."