An Epiphany

A simple epiphany without the guidance of The Muse

  • Have you ever watched a child draw?
  • Have you noticed how deeply absorbed and focused they are while they draw?
  • Have you visited a group exhibition of children’s drawings created during their early formative years?

I have.

What struck me was the overall “sameness” of  the work. The use of very basic primary colours. Simplistic two dimensionality. Little if any depth of field. Why if they are encouraged or feel compelled to continue as they get older does their work take on a different personality? Different colours? Alternate realities and subject matter?Different levels of technique and execution?

Simple answer that only came to me right now.

Personal Life Experience!

  • ..what if you ate a lot of paste as a child? Why did I..er…they…do that??