Someone really needs to make a science fiction movie that features these Tito-era sculptures from Yugoslavia.
(Crack Two via Annie Lowrey.)
“Kids are interesting and they constantly surprise me. Half of the time I want to cry and/or melt simultaneously because they’re so fucking adorable. The other half of the time I want to pull my hair out because they’re being little assholes. The third half of the time (yes, there are three halves) I am completely speechless for they have blown my mind.
Half three happened today. As I was frantically trying to help two-dozen kids with their homework, I stumbled upon this artwork. It was lying, abandoned, on the ‘art table.’ I immediately stopped what I was doing, held it up, and asked: ‘Who created this masterpiece?!’ I then walked over to the little girl who claimed to be the artist, told her it was awesome, and gave her a high-five.
Kids feel so intensely, and they have no qualms about expressing those feelings right then and there (see: tantrums). In that way, I am beginning to learn that children’s art is perhaps the most authentic art: it’s in the moment, uninhibited, and free of cynicism. It places no value on the art or history that preceded its very creation. Take the above work: it made me both sublimely happy and sublimely sad. What more could you ask of any work of art?”
— Sarah Baumann (Read Her!)