A few weeks ago my husband and I took the kids to The Art of the Brick exhibit in Time Square, NYC. A show of art pieces created with legos by the artist Nathan Sawaya. He not only reproduces well known master pieces as the Parthenon, Monalisa, Venus of Willendorf and others but also displayed some pieces of his own creation. The exhibit was overall good and interesting, definitely got my kids attention. In my opinion a good size show to take kids to learn about art and creativity. It was colorful, fun and some areas were even interactive for them to create or to listen. My children enjoyed seeing how Sawaya use a toy to express himself and how he challenged himself trying to recreate masterpieces.
I appreciate my kids artwork. I know how much means to them, how much effort they have put on and how proud they feel with the results. Therefore, as many moms I also display my kids artwork in my kitchen. If I forget to put the art piece, my kids put them there for me. We all know that every effort from everyone at home is appreciated. Off course my gallery is a busy one. There is always new pieces to display and to talk about, like the one above. My son create this piece by himself. He came with the idea when he saw his colorful cones pile one on top of the other, then he decided to design the background -which I consider pretty tasteful and coordinated. The cones are in the center and you can seen them from the top. First the red, then the yellow, then green and blue. The purple in the center is the red cone but the spiral mark the top from the narrow area to the wider. My son is only 8 and I have to share his effort and his complicated design thinking.
This owl was made with magic model by my son, three years ago when he was in Kindergarden. It was a class project that was featured in the school art show that year. Of course I am his mom and I think he did a wonderful job. As art educator I commended Mrs. Palmisano for guiding the children through this process. Here, kids not only experiment with diverse materials but also, learned to follow instructions and feel proud of themselves even at a short age.
Ana C. Robles
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