I finally have images from my exhibition at Franklin Art Works to post (there are more posted here). I didn’t plan for this to be an exhibition for kids, but one day when I was working in my studio, my six-year-old came upstairs, said “ wow!” and stood and stared.
The sculptures are on tall platforms, with right-side up landscapes on the top, and upside-down landscapes suspended from the bottoms of the platforms. The upside-down landscapes are difficult for adults to see – you have to be willing to stoop down and peer up – but the perfect height for kids.
I do really like that kids and adults have different experiences of this work – and that the kids’ experience is more immediately rewarding than the adults. This makes me wonder – what other artworks have I seen that work for both kids and adults? Do any artists design expressly for both kid and adult audiences?