the theory of loose parts and the right to be creative.
(kinders live this every day)
“in any environment,
both the degree of inventiveness and creativity,
possibility of discovery,
are directly proportional
to the number
and kind of
variables in it.”
-theory credit: Simon Nicholson – The Theory of Loose Parts, 1971
A pencil drawing by a 16 year old Irish girl has won a National Art Competition. Shania McDonagh is tipped as a future top artist. The man she drew is a Fisherman and Seaweed Harvester named Coleman Coyne. There’s a story in every line.
“His name is Coleman Coyne, and he’s from Connemara in County Galway. He passed away earlier this year. The portrait is done using graphite pencil, and it took around 100 hours of drawing to complete the portrait.” – Shania McDonagh
“youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.”
-stanislaw jerzy lec
credits: soul alchemy, word porn
“the man who has no imagination has no wings.”
tiny kinder spent nearly an hour
not asking for any help
very carefully snipping tiny pieces
from the roll of sticky green tape
placing them on her fringed orange paper.
when she was happy with what she had created
her beautiful piece of art was done.
“great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”
-vincent van gogh
“i see an alligator down there.”
and who would doubt that on a freezing day in michigan
on the cusp of winter, with a hint of autumn still remaining
and you are wearing your unicorn hat and sparkly skirt?
kinders transform with hands, finger paint, foil, and joy.
“the goal of life is rapture. art is the way we experience it.
art is the transforming experience.”
— joseph campbell