Arty Pants is all about the exhibition Text/Messages: Books by Artists in January and February, so we’re making books with guest artist Ellen Ferrari. Here’s the fantastic conversation I had last Tuesday with Jack, age 5, about his book.
Christina: Good morning Jack! That is a nice book you’re making.
Jack: It’s a book about shapes.
Christina: Well that’s very cool. I like your triangle (by the way, he has labeled his shapes with proper names, most of them spelled without help).
Jack: Now I’m going to make a hugg-e shape (pronounced “huggie”).
Christina: What’s a hugg-e shape look like?
Jack: It’s two arms like this… (at which point he hugs himself).
Christina: That’s fantastic. I like your book of shapes.
Jack: Yup. I’ts my little book of very large shapes.