11+ Shaun Tan Quotes On Art, Nature And Writing

You discover how confounding the world is when you try to draw it. You look at a car, and you try to see its car-ness, and you’re like an immigrant to your own world. You don’t have to travel to encounter weirdness. You wake up to it. — Shaun Tan

The Federal Department of Odds and Ends: sweepus underum carpetae. — Shaun Tan

So you want to hear a story? Well, I used to know a whole lot of pretty interesting ones. Some of them so funny you'd laugh yourself unconscious, others so terrible you'd never want to repeat them. But I can't remember any of those. So I'll just tell you about the time I found that lost thing. — Shaun Tan

Depression is the flip side of creative inspiration but it can be useful. It's telling you to stop for a little bit. You can become so fully absorbed in the world of creative work that it can lead to some imbalance in your life. — Shaun Tan

As an artist, even if you are putting out something really dark and disturbing, that's good because it's opening a discussion. Always in the back of my mind is this thought that the world has to be a better place with you in it. — Shaun Tan

I don't get really inspired the way some people do, buzzing with ideas - it feels like hard work to me... but once I get hooked into the universe of a particular work it becomes almost like an aesthetic addiction. — Shaun Tan

There's a sort of absurdity to Australia and the so-called New World nations. I sensed it all the time growing up in Western Australia, which is really remote. — Shaun Tan

Today is the tomorrow you were promised yesterday. — Shaun Tan

What I love about Inuit carving is that it's so narrative, but it doesn't have the temporal dimension of an illustrated picture, where it feels like something happens before or after. Everything is happening in the sculpture, and you can hold the whole story in your hand. A lot of these sculptures are small enough that you can hide them in your hand completely so you're not looking at them, you're just feeling them. I — Shaun Tan

Sometimes the day begins with nothing to look forward to. — Shaun Tan

Yes, we all know that there's a good chance the missiles won't work properly when the government people finally come to get them, but over the years we've stopped worrying about that. Deep down, most of us feel it's probably better this way. After all, if there are families in faraway countries with their own backyard missiles, armed and pointed back at us, we would hope that they too have found a much better use for them. — Shaun Tan

Life Lessons by Shaun Tan

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  1. Shaun Tan's work is a reminder that art can be used to tell stories that challenge our preconceived notions and inspire us to think differently.
  2. It also demonstrates the power of visual storytelling and the importance of conveying complex ideas through simple images.
  3. His work encourages us to be creative and imaginative, and to use art to express our unique perspectives on the world.

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