Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Cactus Series 20080101

We are trying to get Dada to write thankyou notes today. In between notes she executed two quick pictures that she identified as "cactus" (by which she means prickly pear with spines, in reference to some growing in the yard of one of our neighbors and by which Dada had gotten poked some months past--the spines are small and barbed and quite painful).

Cactus Series 20080101-02

Cactus Series 20080101-02

I suppose it's father's pride, but I find both of these drawings remarkable for a just-turned-four-year-old, both in their simplicity yet clarity of expression and the clear connection between Dada's obvious intent and the quality of the execution and the variation on the theme. She drew these two pictures one after the other, so they don't reflect a maturing over time but simply two different abstractions of the same source object.


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