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Saturday, January 09, 2010
RIP Art Clokey
The creator of Gumby died yesterday at the age of 88. Art Clokey was a fascinating guy, a spiritual traveler who immersed himself in everything from Lutheranism to Buddhism, created art films, and set the bar quite high in the time-consuming world of stop motion. The original Gumby series was, musically and artistically, far ahead of its time and infinitely more evolved than just about any other show in the history of children's television. Its dreamlike surreality has eased me into sleep more times than I can count.
Thanks so much for hours of trippy entertainment, Mr. Clokey. You were truly one of a kind, and will be missed.
"All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom." - Albert Einstein