Believe it or not, these bone-chilling images were created by a 17-year-old boy from a small town in Mississippi out of sheer boredom. I think it's safe to say that Eagan Tilghman's boredom may be cured for life if he grasps his sudden Internet fame and runs with it. This isn't just another cute cat video or clever Trump meme. This is art with a heartwarming story. Eagan wrote a short commentary on his Facebook page, letting us in on why he created the images. His words alone are beautiful, haunting, and beyond his years.
Just wanted to put these out there one more time to explain, this is my mind. Like it's very rare for me to be able to put my artistic vision out there and it be portrayed correctly. My pictures never really look like I want them to. Don't get me wrong, I love creepy clowns but my mind isn't just scary clowns and unsettling images. But the creativity in my head almost feels like it flows off of my fingertips. You can see an image and feel things with it, and I'm proud to say these are perfect, therefore they're a perfect little glimpse into how I see the world.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that the viral photos weren't a dead end and that the young artist who created them posts a lot of inspirational quotes and touching family photos to his networks. Behind this excellent recreation of pop culture's scariest clown, you'd expect to find a dark teenager, but Eagan is far from that. His humor, positivity, and enthusiasm are the best part of this story. He's well deserving of his Internet fame and he knows it.
Although I consider myself ridiculously attractive (lol jk), I'm proud to say that I'm becoming Internet famous because of an actual talent.
Let this be a reminder to us all, young and old, beginners and experts: anything is possible. Greatness, breakthroughs, and sometimes Internet fame can come from a single boring day. We just have to push through and keep creating.