Take 5, Fairytales | Artist Statement | Art Opening | Illustrator erin the great
By erin the great, Apr 11 2016 02:00PM
Fairytales have always held a special place in my heart. Giants, magic kisses, unicorns, monsters and wishes granted: these magical lands filled with imaginary beings play an important role in our lives. They open the doors. They are the buds of creativity blossomed within the heart of every child. I now encourage you to ask yourself what happens when the story is over? Do the characters take a break from their roles? Are the villains still villains?
“Take 5, Fairytales” now allow your children to explore how they perceive the story. They can be in charge of their own interpretation and feelings. I encourage you to discuss what is happening in these pieces. Ask your child questions when observing this series.
What does this remind you of?
How is this piece different from the story you know?
What do you think will happen after this?
What is the difference between what we see and what is imagined?
How does your mood affect/change what you see?
How does this image make you feel?
I feel that this kind of discussion will create a long lasting love for art and develop deep, creative, critical thinking skills.
Children are naturally artistic. They show us this with the wonder and imagination they develop in their make believe play. We need to nurture this kind of creative thinking. Art can expose your child to new realms! Art can promote curiosity and expression. Art can help to explore the bounds of your perception. Why not take that leap?
Please join me this Saturday, April 16, 2016 for the opening of my 10 piece series, "Take 5, Fairytales", from 5-7 pm. Relish, Jr, in southeast Atlanta, is hosting the event. Drinks and appetizers will be provided for this free event!