Sunday, October 5, 2008

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

A Darren-centric post to companion Sarah's of yesterday...

As the kids were deciding upon the pieces for their arts festival display table, I mentioned how people viewing their art might appreciate an "About the Artist" flyer to give a bit of personal background. (Who doesn't read the labels for the skinny on the artists in the museum?)

That was all the motivation Darren needed. He was ready to dictate his "Artist's Statement," and so he did. The following is all his wording (and requested punctuation) except for his assimilation of my suggested "objects" instead of "things."

DARREN JACOB LAGE:
ARTIST’S STATEMENT

Darren is a seven year old artist. He is good at painting solid objects. Nutcrackers, animal statues to birdhouses, you name it.

He is very good at behaving at school. So far, on his tests he has received 100 = A!

He does tae kwon do at Master Cho’s Tae Kwon Do School. He is a green belt with a blue stripe. He lives on [street name], [house number].

Darren enjoys going to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Some of his favorite artists are Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, David Horvath and Sun Min Kim (the creators of UglyDolls).

He can’t wait to meet you.

He took second place* in his age group for a picture of the Uglydolls...despite the fact that he's proudest of this nutcracker he painted. Now he's more confident with two-dimensional efforts.

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[*Immodest mom that I am, I'll give you one guess who took first place. My pride is difficult enough to keep in check...thank goodness we didn't have triplets.]

12 comments:

lonelygirl89 said...

aww congrats on him getting second place in his age group and I'm guessing your daughter got first so congrats to her as well.

Goddess in Progress said...

I love, love, love the bio. I love it when kids their age describe themselves. Such a great window into their minds.

Gail said...

He's so precious Cheryl! I love his bio, and I can see his nutcracker is going to turn out fabulous too! :) Congrats on his placing! (and on Sarah's too. lol)

BoufMom9 said...

WOW! They are very impressive! Both of your children are so talented. You SHOULD be so proud!!!

Julie B. said...

So cute! I sure hope that when my daughter is 7 that she is also very good at behaving..lol!

Harris Boys said...

look at that serious expression. what a doll cheryl. I don't want my boys to grow up too fast, but I can't wait for school festivals!

beth - total mom haircut said...

I love his "serious, working face."

And, um, number one and number two, mom? My goodness!

ChefDruck said...

Cheryl,
You should be proud - not only are your children amazing artists - they also have an impressive knowledge of the art world. My 7 year old would not know who any of these artists are - never mind be able to select her favorites. You have inspired me to get the kids to the Met - fast!

noble pig said...

I love that your kids are so talented and cute to boot. Keep bragging, it's our job.

rachael said...

that bio is fantastic...i love it! and congrats to both of them for placing in the at show! you have some very talented kiddos!

The Mom said...

He looks so focused and serious!! ;)

Nicci said...

Your kids crack me up! Such a great sense of humor and just seem overall well rounded. How do I make mine do that?

Thanks for stopping by too. Have a great week!