|Dylan Fulford "A is for Art"|
The Belgian surrealist artist René Magritte said that the most important element of art is "the presence of the spirit" within the work itself. That spirit was truly present in these young people's work. Kudos to their teacher, Kathy Lambden, at Graham High School.
It gave me great joy to see this art--it is resounding proof that we have not all turned into texting and emailing robots, that our youth have much creativity and talent to take into the future, and reaffirms that the eternal connections between hand, eye, mind, and heart are still quite alive. Now, I share some of these wonderful works with this blog's visitors, with deep appreciation for these students, their parents, and their teacher. And if the students will indulge me, I couldn't help but give some titles to some of their pictures .... Enjoy!
This is a classic site in early spring in Texas, as birds fly through to other
destinations and take a respite in our yet bare trees. The shades of gold and yellow really make this painting "pop."
|Leia Renicks "Eiffel Tower"|
|Jennifer Moore |
I think of this painting as "The Happiest Tree"
Also at home on the ranch, of course, are our dogs. Aside from being a good portrait, Blaine's use of black and white here simply couldn't be stronger. I especially like what I call the grace-note eyebrow on the right-hand side of the drawing.
"Window, Window on the Wall"
"7:30 and Heading Left"
"The Tree Beyond"