Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Conceptualist

More frequently than her brother's efforts, Sarah's artwork has been the fodder for blog posts. Her practiced draughtsmanship and prolific output have often proven irresistable. Today, we're bringing some balance. This poster was extracted with justifiable pride from Darren's backpack the first day of April.

Clearly, filling the spaces completely with color was not his priority, nor was conveying realism. Rather, like most contemporary artists, his composition's success relies on the personal experience the viewer brings to the piece.

Interpret as you will; it's what 21st century artists expect...and relish.
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11 comments:

blueviolet said...

I love the bunny's thought bubble!

Missy said...

I "heart" the sunglasses on the sun! It made a song pop into my head - "My teacher's (insert Sun here) so bright, I got to wear shades!"

Terra said...

I actually find this picture completely adorable! The carrot are fabulous! Did you see our review and giveaway on Tales from the nightstand? I bet your kiddos would love the book we are giving away this week!

Rachael said...

the details are just such a wonderful peek into his mind. the thought bubble, the sunglasses, the carrots underground...i love it!

Stephanie said...

Is that a baby bunny pulling on the carrot? HA HA! That is GREAT! Looks like Peter Cotton Tail.

♥georgie♥ said...

I love it! is mr sun wearing a mustache?

♥georgie♥ said...

oops i hit enter to quick that should have been is mr sun wearing a mustache AND shades? too cute!

Sugar Boogers & Tantrums said...

I love the cloud over the bunnies head. Very creative!

BoufMom9 said...

WOW! I am telling you Cheryl, your kids are amazing! Their talents are endless.
This is a fantastic piece of artwork.

Nancy said...

I LOVE it!!! From the cool-dude-sun to the in-love-bunny. Way cool. :)

cat said...

Love the picture - guess who can not wait any more?