Saturday, June 6, 2009

Maira Kalman And the Pursuit of Happiness

The New York Times "And the Pusuit of Happiness Blog, about American democracy and posted/published on the last Friday of every month online, is a favorite. I love Maira Kalman's illustrations and how she weaves them with her hand drawn words. It is really simple but profound really. I especially like her "Soldier No. 53"from May 29th "At Ease" post. Like children's drawings, her illustrations are straightforward and this is, I think, what makes them so powerful. These are the drawings of some former very young students (first and second grade) from my museum classes. Watching these young children make art were some of the best art lessons I have ever had.

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