In the documentary short, I Needed Color, famous comedian Jim Carrey reveals his passion for painting and how it helped him to heal and express himself in ways he never had before. “I like the independence of it. I love the freedom of it. No one else tells you what you can or can’t do, most of the time. And there’s an immediacy to it.”
“You can tell what I love by the color of the paintings,” said Carrey. “You can tell my inner life by the darkness in some of them and you can tell what I want from the brightness in some of them,” said Carrey.
Viewers also get a small peek into the spiritual mind of Carrey during the documentary when he reveals his portrait of Jesus. “I don’t know if Jesus is real, I don’t know if he lived, I don’t know what he means, but the paintings of Jesus are really my desire to convey Christ’s consciousness,” Carrey admitted. “I wanted you to have the feeling when you look in his eyes that he was accepting of who you are. I wanted him to be able to stare at you and heal you from the pain. You can find every race in the face of Jesus. I think that’s how every race imagines Jesus; they imagine him as their own.”
Check out the documentary I Needed Color, directed by David Bushell, below: