I went to the magical Tim Walker ‘Story Teller’ exhibition at Somerset House this afternoon. And oh my - was it fantastical. There must be something special about the name ‘Timothy' as Burton and Walker both interpret their crafts in such a macabre style, radiating mysticality.
Easy as it is these days to sit and surf an artist’s folio online - there is something extraordinary about stepping through this carefully curated path of Walker’s creative vision. Definitely make the effort to go, it’s such a tactile exhibition and by tactile I don’t mean that you are allowed to actually ‘touch’ anything – (though you will be tempted) – more that you are able to &amp;amp;nbsp;see the behind-the-scenes props that help to construct the masterpieces. &amp;amp;nbsp;They are often huge and rather disconcerting – expect giant furry insects, a monstrously manic dolly along with a classic spitfire emerging from the floor.
“Everything is contrived, nothing is real. You try to make your own real moments. And then you go home and make sense of it all.” TW
I agree with Walker on this point and so, taking his words far too literally - I wanted to take my own little piece of the exhibition home with me. I have designed some Walker accessories which include a locket on a chain, a rope necklace and even a watch – (kind of ironically as he seems to tread into a Wonderland, which balances outside time and reason more often than not). If it were to be made, I would call it the 'If Only' collection...