“Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain,
He’s a brainless, heartless coward
With no power,
It’s just another trick of his
He ain’t no wiz
Don’t fear his fire,
Jump in my balloon, I’ll take you higher,
Take you somewhere over the rainbow,
Get your ticket to the show
Heels click and here we go
Cuz you already know
There’s no place like home.”
Todrick Hall’s “Straight Outta Oz” hit me like a punch in the gut sometime last year, and I started this piece a few days after he released the visual album, I had just been so taken by it. I put it aside for a while because I was having difficulty with it and I was very frustrated.
I saw him in concert a few weeks ago and it was beautiful and I picked it up again for the first time in a while. Been chipping at it for a couple hours every few days or so and I’m finally just going to call it done. I have so much to do these days, but I’m glad that I at can at least take this out of the “WIP” folder.
All my love and thanks to Todrick Hall, who made a beautifully vulnerable piece of art.
Back to work.