I was going through some boxes yesterday and I found this. An art project my middle son Connor did when he was 12 years old. It would fit right in beside The Andy Warhol’s in The Museum of Modern Art in New York. I wish I could make something that looks like this. it’s a silk screen and it is absolutely breathtaking in person. I need to get it framed and hang it up where I can see it everyday.
Favorite Kids Book Art Project
In grade 7 his teacher gave the students an art project based on bringing their favorite kids book to school. He picked the book called “Night Cars” that I always used to read to him before bedtime. The book was written like a lullaby, and is about a baby who wouldn’t go to sleep so his dad picks him up and shows him the night cars driving outside their window.
Connor has taped collages into the book and added his sketches and paintings and made it really cool. It is a keepsake to remember his art from grade 7. (He is now 24).
One day when he was in grade one, I went to see a play at The Surrey Arts Centre with a group of friends. Outside the theatre, the adjoining gallery had an exhibit on display of kid’s art. As I got a cup of tea and went to head back to my seat, I saw one of Connor’s screen prints framed and on display on the wall of the gallery. I was stunned. I had the screen print on display in my cabinet at home, but he didn’t tell me it had been picked to represent his school’s art at the gallery show, so it was a nice surprise!
Here is the screen print he did when he was 6:
I am in awe and a little bit jealous of his work. But mostly I am really proud of it, and wanted to share it with all my friends on Steemit.
photos are my own.