June 27, 2008

Happy Weekend!

I recently bought a movie about the artwork of Andy Goldsworthy called "Rivers and Tides."

I watched it with my ten year old daughter, and halfway through it, she asked if she could carve a bar of soap, saying I had never let her before. I figured that was fine, so I got her a cookie sheet, her brother's Swiss Army Knife, and a bar of soap. I was working on paperwork I had brought home from work while watching the movie, so I didn't pay any attention until she said she was done and what did I think?

Tell me what YOU think (she titled them both and took her own photos of both designs):

"Design 1"


"Nature Inside Us"



Here's what I think. My daughter has got some seriously amazing artistic talent. Her "Nature Inside Us" piece has been the centerpiece on my dining table for a couple weeks now, and my house smells deliciously of soap. I love it. This weekend I plan to watch the DVD again and maybe she and I will head out and design something in nature like he did. Sounds like great fun.

12 comments:

Pants said...

Wow, that's great!`

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

Wow! I am so impressed. And what a great thing to share with your daughter!

lostinutah said...

Very cool indeed. How proud you must be!

Sister Mary Lisa said...

Thanks, guys. She just saw your comments and smiled. :)

Cele said...

Wow, I'm impressed.

Okay, so I have to ask what she felt her inspiration was? How did she pick carving a bar of soap? How did she attach...ha ha, besides with a knife...her medium?

In other words... what makes your little artist tick?

wry said...

SRC is a major up-and-coming young talent. No kidding. I LOVE her vision and work.

aka madre said...

What an awesome imagination. She is/always has been a deep thinker. I love this. Maybe when she comes to visit, she'll make me one???

Love,

aka

taikotari said...

You know, SML, it's quite clear whose gene she inherited the most!
Well done, Little S!

mark said...

I like these alot. The second one is really creative. I love the rock frame. It really adds a statement to the art piece. That girl has talent and imagination. Talent and imagination will take an artist a long way. I hope you find a way to preserve this first effort.

Becca said...

wow that is amazing

Beat Dad said...

Cool! Looks like you have something there.

Light & Shadow said...

These are absolutely beautiful!