Becoming My Self was inspired by the following poem:
My hair is spiky as a porcupine
My ears are as pointy as an elf’s
My body is as strong as a wrestler
I am tall like a giant
My arms are as strong as a big gorilla
My neck is as long as a giraffe’s
My eyes are as small as Pluto
By: Christopher C., Age 9
A vibrant and colorful painting of a giraffe, gorilla, and strange looking amalgamation of a number of characters in the above poem. This whimsical, playful piece was created specifically to benefit the America Scores program. Although the final watercolor became a seemingly spontaneous, wild and bright tribute to childish imagination, it required a great deal of careful thought and planning to...
To me, making art is about the stopping of time, as are so many of the things I most love doing. I don't believe in time as we know it. When I become engaged in creating something, I no longer feel subject to time's constricting whims. That is why I am driven to create.
I love the light touch and thrilling chemistry of watercolor painting, the bold strokes possible in pastel work, the patterns I can create with an ink drawing, and learning something new, always. Color thrills me. Texture delights. I hope with each work to retain the clarity of what I see, and bring that into view for others. I may not always achieve that, but the honest desire is present in each of my pieces.
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