I am not clowning around when I say I love clowns even though the majority of people loathes even the thought of clowns. My admiration for clowns was directly influenced by my aunt who herself loved clowns as well. Clowns have always fascinated me not because they make me laugh but rather due to their extravagant appearances and the whimsical and bizarre ways they act and behave, expressing themselves freely without constraint.
My aunt’s passion for clowns has inspired me to investigate clowns and their role in contemporary popular culture. I hope that through my various design decisions, the reader’s experience of my critical writing is enhanced, inspiring them to view clowns in a different perspective after learning that clowns do not resonate within a single role.