I picked up a copy of the Brighton Festival 2017 brochure yesterday and I'm so glad that I did.
Turning the first page, I encountered an introduction written by Guest Director, Kate Tempest. I was expecting a standard preamble about Brighton and how great it is. Perhaps a mention of the most high-profile performances and venues.
What I actually found was a love letter to art; how important it is to our health and happiness.
I hope you enjoy reading this:
I don't know why the same piece of work can hit one person so deeply and leave someone else so cold, but I do know the thrill of finding a piece on your own terms, engaging with it for your own reasons and feeling it solidify or evaporate the boundaries of your understanding.
Cartoonist and comics creator at Richard Pettitt Art. Studio in Uckfield, East Sussex, England.