I have two young boys (10 and 12 now) that have brought home various art projects during their time in elementary school here in Tokyo.
I asked them if it was ok to share some of the pictures we've taken of them. They both sat down with me to choose the ones I could share (ther were a couple others I also wanted to post up, but they said they were embarashed of them). Here are the ones they picked out with the names and back stories of their art.
SIZE: They are all full poster size. I'm guessing 24"x36'
1. 3D Flower Ice Cream Cones
Various rolled colored paper standing on it's side giving a cool effect. The concept was his and the name as well which was "soft cream no hana" in japanese. Soft cream is what they call the icr cream cones that are filled with the machines in swirl fashion and hana means flower. So it could be translated as the ice cream's flower so not clearly defined like good art should leave you thinking. It's one of my favorites they've made.
2. 3D Colorful Ladybug
Made on a hard brown card stock with rolled up aluminium foil around the painted areas
3. White Fluffy Dog
They could only use their fingers when he made this painting, and he was really proud of making this dog.
4. Night Owl
The painting has real cool bright colors and the imperfections add to the unique attractiveness of the painting.
5. Mega Tower
A futuristic mega tower design with bright blue and purple contrasted against almost non visible brown airplanes. Then the dark people mostly at tha bottom, but a few in the tower grid itself. And the brown, orange, green background colors make it fun contrasts visually.
6. Life is Important
This character is "inochi" in Japanese which means the importance of life. This was done by my youngest boy who has epilepsy and has had a few huge grand mal seizures that put him in the ICU with questions on whether he'd make it or not. So when he brought this home a few years back, we couldn't help but get emotional. It has a note on the back saying he choose this kanji because life is something to fight for. This calligraphy painting hangs on our wall to this day.
Hope everyone enjoyed their art. My oldest boy said we aren't professionals so please don't be mean. :)