Thursday, December 12, 2013
she climbs high and hugs the sky
Today, Natasha from Creative Nachos unveiled her project Art From Around the Globe, in which she had twelve of her students (first and third graders) create self portraits in the form of visual poetry, comparing themselves to different animals. Natasha then sent the children's pieces to artists around the world, who used them as idea springboards for their own works. My art partner was Campbell, who is a climber; a hugger; a fearless artist; a lover of green, peace, and hearts. She reminds me much of my older daughter Nina, who lives perpetually in the treetops and finds peace in creating and dreaming. My drawing is dedicated to both of them. The goal of Natasha's project was for these children to understand the impact that their words and art can have on others. You can see all of the pairings here. The power of these children is quite something and I thank Natasha for reminding us how one person can open a new world to the rest of us.
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