Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Remembrance of Things Past


I recently uncrated some boxes from my folks house and discovered my first set of books that really made an impression on me as a small child. The embossed cover images from these Childcraft volumes are pretty wonderful, my favorite one was Art for Children. In it, at a very early age, I learned that art is a kind of language that we use to say things we think, feel and imagine. Each page had been burned into my memory, as I found going through it for the first time in over 40 years. I may have to hunt on Ebay for the missing volumes that didn't survive.