by Emma Cohen
At our April Free First Saturday event, we asked kids what they thought about the artworks in the exhibition Lifelike. Here is what Faye, age 10, and Megan, age 11, had to say about one of their favorites:
Vija Celmins, Eggs
Pick one word to describe this work of art: Outstanding
Why did you pick that word? Has different shading and a pop of color.
Tell us if there is something you don’t like and why. It looks like it’s smudged. The yellow is “runny.”
What does it make you think about? Breakfast at Bakers Square.
Make up a story about this work of art… There was a man and a woman that were in a fight and the man was cooking and on purpose he “popped” [the egg].
We’re collecting young people’s thoughts on art all the time. What does your child have to say? Come visit the Walker, pick up an ArtThink worksheet, and let her tell us what she thinks!
Viewfinder posts are your opportunity to “show & tell” about the everyday arts happenings, interesting sights and sounds made or as seen by Minnesota artists, because art is where you find it. Submit your own informal, first-person responses to the art around you to katie(at)mnartists.org, and we may well publish your piece here on the blog. (Guidelines: 300 words or less, not about your own event/work, and please include an image, media, video, or audio file, and one sentence about yourself.)